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International Women’s Day – Be Bold for Change

Gender equality is about much more than numbers. Increasing female representation in male-dominated industries, appointing more women in senior leadership roles, and eliminating the wage gap are only part of the equation. We need to ensure access to opportunities and provide role models to inspire and mentors to influence women from a young age. We participate in events like the Hour of Code to provide young women in our community with the opportunity to learn about the exciting field of computer science and plant the seed of a future in technology. We foster employee mentorship and career development by sending delegates to the annual Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing conference. These women are innovators and thought leaders who make meaningful contributions to our success at OpenText. What they bring back from the conference helps us shape the future.

Introducing Computer Science to Young Women in our Community with the Hour of Code

Accelerating progress for women in the workforce and in the community will require individuals, organizations, and society as a whole to demand change. We must act boldly with a sense of urgency and purpose. We must challenge the status quo. This will require a fundamental shift of societal norms, corporate culture, and even personal principles. Change of this magnitude can be difficult, nevertheless, we must persist. If we come together—in all our diverse glory—and raise our voices, we can affect tremendous change. But we must unite. We must speak up. And we must #BeBoldForChange.

To learn more about how OpenText is committed to working together to eliminate the obstacles and biases that often prevent women from realizing their limitless potential, visit our International Women’s Day page.

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Mark Barrenechea

Mark J. Barrenechea is OpenText's Vice Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and Chief Technology Officer. A prominent thought leader, he has extensive experience in information technology and his vision is to enable the digital world to help transform organizations.

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