International Women’s Day: our female IP leaders’ pledge

At Clarivate Analytics we value every voice. As we celebrate International Women’s Day, we amplify some of the female leaders in our intellectual property business’s voices and their pledges for equality.

Across the globe this week, each Women@Clarivate chapter has celebrated and recognized women and allies of Clarivate with different events, including lunch and learn sessions, catered mixers and outside speakers offering presentations on women and equality at work. Women@Clarivate works to cultivate an environment in which women flourish through the creation of opportunities for social interaction, networking, community engagement and professional development in an effort to uplift employees who identify as female and enable them to better contribute to Clarivate’s vision, mission and values. Clarivate champions women of all backgrounds who dare to innovate, lead and uplift others towards a more equal and inclusive workplace.

This year’s theme for International Women’s Day is #eachforequal. At Clarivate, our female IP leaders share what equality means to them and their personal pledges for equality:

 

Ronda Majure, Head of Brand IP Sales, Clarivate Analytics

Equality means having the same opportunities and access to education, healthcare, employment and advancement, irrespective of gender, sexual orientation or color. This thought process begins at home and in our schools. Teaching the next generation, not just by words but by your actions. Children need to see that we value all people and that all people have value and the right to a meaningful life.

I pledge to continue to always bring women with me.

There is still much work to do; I pledge to support and mentor women inside my organization. I pledge to use my background, skillset and network to move all women forward. We need more women in leadership roles, partner ranks and corporate boards. We need to do more to assess why this isn’t happening and what we can do to make interpersonal and cognitive skills as valued as traditional, masculine-valued business skills. I believe gender balance is possible.There is a future that we can all be proud of, and society and business finally align. A traditional corporate structure can remain, but inclusivity will be the norm. Once there is more diversity and more women in senior roles, we won’t have to continue to prove this concept time and time again, because there will be enough women in those roles, and the impact will not be questioned. It will just be!!

“Children need to see that we value all people and that all people have value and the right to a meaningful life. I pledge to continue to always bring women with me.”

Ronda Majure, Head of Brand IP Sales, Clarivate Analytics

 

Tania Leighton, Head of Market Programs & Enablement at Derwent, Clarivate Analytics

Equality means knowing that I live and work in a place where each voice, idea and contribution is respected, and that recognition, success and pay are based on merits and without bias. It means creating and sustaining an environment with culture and resources that fairly gives each person an opportunity to succeed based on their talents, drive and interests. I pledge to help create and sustain a culture of fair and equal enablement and empowerment.

 

Sandra Mau, VP of TrademarkVision, Clarivate Analytics

Equality means that all women, men, girls and boys can pursue their dreams and each have the same likelihood of achieving the same level of success.

I’ve been fortunate in my career that many women have given me a boost when I wasn’t even aware that I needed one. Successfully starting and growing a business was my dream, and looking back, those unexpected actions from other women turned out to be some of the key turning points that enabled my former company’s growth. I pledge to pay it forward and find opportunities to encourage, mentor and enable other women / girls to achieve their full potential.

“I pledge to pay it forward and find opportunities to encourage, mentor and enable other women / girls to achieve their full potential.”

Sandra Mau, VP of TrademarkVision, Clarivate Analytics

 

Laura Rizvi, Sr. Director of IP Group Marketing Operations & Communications, Clarivate Analytics

My mantra has always been and will always be, value every individual and treat them with respect. It’s foundational and non-negotiable. My pledge is to nurture the next generation to do the same.

 

Colleen McDonald, Sales Consultant – Techstreet

Equality means to me that no matter your gender, race and background you are given the same opportunity to succeed. Other people’s perception of you should not be a determining factor in your trajectory and professional goals.

My Pledge is to lift others up! Women and girls, however any others colleague that wants to try no matter where they’ve come from. I believe in you, even if you don’t yet.

 

To find out more about Women@Clarivate and working at Clarivate Analytics, visit: careers.clarivate.com.

 

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