LOS ANGELES (CelebrityAccess) — United Talent Agency announced that it plans to observe Wednesday's "A Day Without a Woman" part of the global protest movement planned for International Women's Day.
The event is an outgrowth of the recent Women’s March held in cities around the world, and it encourages women to stay away from work on March 8th to raise awareness of the central role women play in the workforce.
“We consider it vital for UTA to be a part of the global dialogue about gender equity and underscore its importance,” said UTA CEO Jeremy Zimmer. “Women play a critical role in the workforce and are essential members of the UTA family, and we fully support this event and encourage women across the agency to mark the day.”
To mark the day, UTA will hold off-site events for their female employees in its offices in New York, Los Angeles and Toronto.
The Los Angeles and New York events will feature community leaders as well as talent from across the news, literary and film worlds discussing issues of gender equity and the arts, including sharing their own personal journeys and experiences.
The New York gathering will take place at event partner Tumblr’s headquarters. In Toronto, employees are organizing a clothing and fundraising drive for Toronto Dress for Success and local shelter Women’s Habitat.
“On the heels of our United Voices rally, it was a very natural decision to stand up for, and with, our own female employees,” said Suzette Ramirez-Carr, UTA’s Global Head of Human Resources. “Every woman will have the freedom to spend the day as she sees fit—with the full support of her male colleagues—and I couldn’t be more proud of the conversations taking shape globally around this decision.” – Staff Writers