To mark International Women’s Day this year, we launched LinkedIn’s first IWD campaign - #WeCanDoIt. The campaign aimed to mobilise LinkedIn’s powerful global community to support and empower women most impacted by Covid-19, and encourage its members to have honest conversations about the pressure working women were being put under.
The Covid-19 pandemic had disproportionately affected working women, with female professionals shouldering more childcare and domestic responsibilities. So we partnered with educational charity The Female Lead and commissioned an international survey of over 20,000 working professionals to explore entitlement in the workplace. The research identified ‘The Entitlement Gap’ - how social conditioning had left women feeling less deserving than men. This, together with a powerful film #WeCanDoIt and LinkedIn data demonstrating the greater vulnerability of women’s jobs, formed the news story for the campaign.