How co-operatives and mutuals are supporting gender equality

08 March 2021

Today BCCM members will join co-operatives around the world to celebrate International Women’s Day and #ChoosetToChallenge gender bias and inequality.

The theme of International Women’s Day 2021 is #ChooseToChallenge A challenged world is an alert world – we can all choose to challenge and call out gender bias and inequality. Share our video with your networks.


As part of the #IWD campaign, BCCM members are invited to send in their #ChooseToChallenge images on social media using the hashtags #ChooseToChallenge and #IWD2021 #cooperatives

Strike the #ChooseToChallenge pose with your hand high to show your commitment to choose to challenge inequality, call out bias, question stereotypes, and help forge an inclusive world.

Co-operatives making an impact

Less than 4 per cent of female company founders receive venture capital investment. Kristin Sinclair interviews Moira Were, founder of Hen House Co-operative that is using the co-op model to help and build support for female founders and to close the gender investment gap: “Co-ops are really aligned to feminist principles of co-operation, collaboration and democratic principles – everyone having a voice” – Moira Were AM

View the interview with Moira Were.

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