Essity actively supports International Women’s Day 2021. 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. Check out the video above to meet just a few of the women behind our taboo-breaking campaigns, life-changing innovations and barrier-breaking initiatives.
We asked our employees to support International Women's Day 2021 by taking a selfie in this year's #ChooseToChallenge pose. See what they've send to us.
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.
"I'm proud to say that our company empowers our employees to empower others around the world. Our scale and powerful corporate brand purpose in Breaking Barriers to Well-being enables us to have a meaningful impact on the way people live every day", says Joséphine Edwall-Björklund, Senior Vice President Communication at Essity.
Essity's brands all across the world are joining the fight to create a more equal society. The Russia Zewa campaign "Care Well Live Well Together" illustrates the unfair race between boys and girls, which suggests the impact of unequal division of household tasks. The aim is to showcase that children learn about gender roles by looking at the examples that are set in their homes.
Outdated stereotypes and damaging societal perceptions misrepresent how women over 50 are living their lives. Thanks to thousands of women who shared their stories with us, our brand TENA made the #Ageless campaign, in order to challenge perceptions around aging, incontinence and intimacy for women.
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 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.
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?
A global study reveals women’s quest for the perfect vulva. But there is one problem. It doesn’t exist. Bodyform’s campaign celebrates the vulva in all its beautiful forms and fights against the myths, insecurities and stereotypes that women are subjected to when trying to care for their vulvas.
Essity is making a difference in the world by raising gender and social issues. We believe that competency has no gender, ethnicity, age or color. Listen to Robert Sjöström, President Global Operational Services, and Ana Sofia Esteves, IT Director, when they share their thoughts and experiences on competency and gender.
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.