Why Diversity Is So Important to Learning English – International Women’s Day 2020

In 1977, the United Nations’ General Assembly invited member states to proclaim 8 March as the UN Day for women’s rights and world peace. It’s an important day in the fight for equality and it recognizes the achievements of women around the world. At EC, we are proud of all the international students who come to improve their English. When students choose an English School in New York, they want to be sure that the school is going to be open to different perspectives and opinions, reflect the diversity in the world, and help students succeed in a global community. At EC New York, students have the opportunity to do all this and so much more!

A recent study of Fortune 1000 companies shows that women make up 26% of Leadership Teams and 25% of Senior Management. At EC today, women make up 57% of all our employees, half of our Senior Management Team, and 45% of our Executive Team.EC also promotes a corporate social responsibility initiative in Cambodia, where we have built two schools. This initiative provides education to children that would otherwise not have one. But for girls in Cambodia, education means empowerment and reduced rates of child marriage and early motherhood. We are proud that we have very high attendance levels of female students in both of our schools in Cambodia.

In our classes in our 24 destinations around the world, students have the ability to learn from and with women from all walks of life. By sharing life experiences, they learn about different cultures and have the opportunity to become better people with this knowledge. Additionally, we host different social activities. Recently, we were able to take our students on a tour of the United Nations here in New York. It was an opportunity for our students to learn more about the member states and all that the United Nations provides for the world. All of our students left a bit more inspired by this experience and shared how it changed their lives.

Diversity provides opportunities to improve your life, and at EC, we bring diversity to life.