Women in Greek Tourism #ChooseToChallenge
American lawyer and Supreme Court associate justice, the late Ruth Bader Ginsburg said it clearly: “Women belong in all places where decisions are being made. … It shouldn’t be that women are the exception”.
This year’s International Women’s Day theme – #ChooseToChallenge – is all about that: moving out of invisibility and exception and into the forefront.
In these trying times, in the Covid-19 era, the need to achieve gender equality is greater than ever before, as is the need to hear women’s voices and give them space and arena to act.
This is the case globally and in Greece, where besides the thousands of tourism enterprises, family-run businesses, restaurants, tavernas, shops and stores, Greek women still hold lower administrative positions compared to their male counterparts.
Add to that PwC data released this week which found that as a result of the coronavirus crisis, the gender equality index is expected to fall by 2 points between 2019 and 2021, taking us back to 2017 levels and thwarting all progress made in gender parity so far. It will take double the efforts to repair the damage and achieve progress in the workplace by 2030.