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International Women's Day


Essity actively supports International Women’s Day 2022. Our employees are engaged in breaking barriers to well-being by fighting for gender equality everywhere globally. We celebrate women’s achievements, raise awareness against bias and take action for equality.


Speaking up about sensitive topics

Over 62% of people agree women’s health and intimate experience such as miscarriage, endometriosis and menopause are not talked about openly. Watch our brand Bodyform's campaign, #Wombstories, telling the unspoken truths of women's bodies and breaking the silence surrounding women’s intimate experiences with menstrual and reproductive health.

Gender Equality

Gender equality is an important part of diversity. Our UK and ROI organisation has created a Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Advisory Group with the goal of achieving equity for all Essity employees in a safe, respectful and thriving culture.

Replacing the "Age of Despair"

TENA’s latest campaign breaking down stereotypes around menopause and promoting age positivity for women: TENA is asking women of the Middle-East region to suggest a new phrase to replace "Age of Despair" with one that truly reflects this stage of a woman’s life.

Our employees driving impact

Our colleague Sarah Jouanny is an inspirational working mom, social media influencer and living proof of how you can contribute and create value at scale. She has primary lymphedema and advocates through her role as JOBST Communications Specialist at Essity to support people and patients with lymphedema everywhere.

Challenging gender stereotypes

Three in five couples argue about cleaning and hygiene roles at home. We believe that sharing equal perspectives around cleaning and hygiene tasks at home not only improves gender equality, but also leads to a more harmonious family life. Hygiene has no gender – so why let it get in the way?

Promoting women in engineering

Brilliant manufacturing and engineering is at the heart of what we do. But these are areas of our business that have always been typically male dominated environments. At Essity, we believe that a better gender balance within our workforce makes us stronger. That’s why our female engineers are helping us to break down the barriers that stop young women from considering a career in engineering.