According to the UN, seventy per cent of the 1.3 billion people living in conditions of poverty are women. In urban areas, 40 per cent of the poorest households are headed by women. Women predominate in the world’s food production (50-80 per cent), but they own less than 10 per cent of the land.

This International Women’s Day 2022 challenged us to think about what the world would be like if it were gender equal. A diverse, equitable, and inclusive world, where differences are valued and celebrated.

The QI Group, through its social impact initiative RYTHM Foundation, organised an online conversation episode #RYTHMConnect to discuss the topic of ‘#BreakTheBias to Achieve Gender Equality for a Sustainable Tomorrow.’

RYTHM Chairperson Datin Sri Umayal Eswaran moderated the talk with two notable guest speakers, Rozana Isa, executive director of Sisters in Islam (SIS), and Amy Bala, a child protection specialist with social enterprise ENGENDER Consultancy.

The QI Group of Companies is an equal opportunity employer, and we take pride in our gender parity. We believe that gender equality is a measure of a progressive society.


To watch the whole episode, please view the video below:

To read snippets of the discussion, visit RYTHM Foundation’s website here.