How San Diego companies celebrated Women’s History Month

Mar 25, 2021 - Heather Dewis

From founding one of San Diego's finest healthcare systems to creating businesses with global impact, women have always been at the heart of everything our region does to make the world a healthier, more innovative place. And even though we're proud that our regional companies uplift and support women all year, we especially love celebrating all the ways they celebrate Women's History Month.

Here's how San Diego companies helped make the world a more equitable place during Women's History Month:

Viasat

Viasat celebrated Women’s History Month with plenty of opportunities to learn, connect, and support each other as they strive to grow Viasat’s culture and commitment towards inclusion.

The team kicked off the month of March hearing from one of Viasat's female leaders, Senior Vice President and CFO, Shawn Duffy, and over the next few weeks hosted a series of events, including a leadership panel comprised of a few of its female leaders discussing gender equality, a discussion surrounding the meaning of allyship with its Women in Technology employee resource group (ERG) leaders, hearing from guest speaker, Trina L Martin, and having some fun with Women’s History Month trivia.

Finally, Viasat partnered with and donated to UN Generation Equality fund in celebration of Women’s History Month, an organization that supports opportunities and empowerment for women around the world.

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Lytx

At Lytx, in honor of Women's History Month, the team highlighted women engineers and product managers. Beginning on International Women's Day and throughout Women's History Month, motivating interviews were showcased on social media and shared company-wide. 

Employees were offered an online course, Overcoming Imposter Syndrome, and invited to attend a roundtable discussion to further dialogue. Employees were also encouraged to watch the documentary Ruth – Justice Ginsburg In Her Own Words and participate in further discussion.

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Suffolk Construction

During Women’s History Month 2021, builder and real estate enterprise Suffolk Construction unveiled Rebuild the Ratio. The campaign aims to increase visibility and career opportunities in the construction and STEM industries for women, who comprise only 9.9 percent of construction workers and 28 percent of the STEM workforce.  

As part of the commitment, Suffolk is entering into a 10-year partnership with Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts and YouthBuild Boston to offer a custom STEM and construction curriculum that can easily be scaled and rolled out to other regional Girl Scout councils throughout the country. Suffolk is also working with DIY Girls, a Los Angeles based non-profit focused on increasing girls’ interest and success in technology, engineering and making through innovative educational experiences and mentor relationships.

Suffolk also pledged to increase its women employees by ten percentage points over the next ten years to nearly 40 percent.

Visit rebuildtheratio.com to learn more and get inspired by upcoming virtual events with women leaders.  

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