- Female empowerment
How Enhance Fitness Is Creating a Culture of Female Empowerment
Marked down on our calendars, among the public holidays, birthdays, and important dates to remember is March 8th – International Women’s Day. It’s a date to celebrate the fearless leaders, mentors, and dreamers in our lives who inspire us.
This year’s theme for IWD is #BreaktheBias as countries and leaders aim to raise awareness against discrimination, take action for equality, and fight for a gender-equal world. But with gender parity still grappling industries and cultures worldwide, the work is far from over. Particularly in the fitness industry, many women have taken it upon themselves to dismantle the misogyny that still pervades their culture. Over 80 female employees at Enhance Fitness are using their voices to push for change in a company whose priority is to create a world free of bias, stereotypes, and discrimination.
To amplify the voices of our female leaders, we debuted the “Moment of Empowerment” monthly initiative, a platform highlighting the work and success stories of incredibly talented women.
We had the chance to speak with Enhance’s COO, Rania Merhej, who is focused on setting up a roadmap for diversity and inclusion within the company. “I personally did struggle with gender inequality in the workplace in my corporate career. I think when I was younger I didn’t really know how to deal with it, and it wasn’t until I met certain people in my career that mentored me and showed me that my voice deserves to be heard, that I had an equal say, and that I should bring myself forward to the business table and put myself out there. I wanted to take that learning and share it with as many women as possible to make sure that they were heard, and that they felt that they were getting equal treatment. That’s something that we try to highlight at Enhance every day.”
Enhance continues to drive equity and generate more impactful opportunities for women in business and in fitness. Rania adds “we are creating a lot of tools that women can use to have their voices heard, we are creating mentorship programs where they can work with other women within the company that they look up to figure out what their career path is and where they would like to be and how they can get there as quickly as possible. We have a very strict policy on having equal pay for both men and women so that no woman has to ever find out that she’s being paid less than her male counterpart.”
We’re proud to support the voices of women around the world as we continue to raise the bar higher in forging an inclusive work culture where women’s careers and achievements are validated and celebrated on March 8 and beyond.