This year's International Women’s Day (IWD) theme of ‘Inspire Inclusion’ underscores the crucial role of inclusion in achieving gender equality and encourages everyone to recognise the unique perspectives and contributions of women. To celebrate IWD 2024, we asked our CEO, Cate Burke what this means to her.

"As a female CEO leading a charity for sight loss and complex needs, International Women's Day serves as a reminder that our strength lies not only in our individual accomplishments, but in our collective ability to inspire inclusion. To me, inspiring inclusion means recognizing and celebrating the unique perspectives and contributions of all individuals, regardless of gender or ability. It means fostering an environment where everyone feels valued, empowered, and supported to reach their full potential. Let us continue to break barriers, challenge stereotypes, and build a world where diversity is not just accepted, but embraced as a source of strength and innovation."