We are excited to share with you details of this year’s International Women’s Day (IWD) events at Capco. IWD is an annual event that takes place globally on March 8th to celebrate the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women. This year’s IWD theme is #ChoosetoChallenge.

“A challenged world is an alert world. Individually, we're all responsible for our own thoughts and actions - all day, every day. We can all choose to challenge and call out gender bias and inequality. We can all choose to seek out and celebrate women’s achievements. Collectively, we can all help create an inclusive world. From challenge comes change, so let's all choose to challenge.”

This year’s theme is about taking responsibility to call out gender bias and support the advancement of women at Capco, and in our daily lives. As we #ChoosetoChallenge at Capco, we call on every colleague, regardless of their gender, to play their part to support gender equity and equality and celebrate women’s achievements.

And IWD is not just aimed at women – we believe men have an important role to play in the conversation and in advocating for and making change happen. It requires a partnership that addresses historical bias and ingrained mindsets, and we want to encourage and support the positive role men can play as allies towards creating gender equity in society.

Capco employees are committed to challenging gender bias and equality in and outside of the workplace.  We encourage you to watch this video that features Capco colleagues from around the world discussing how they plan to #ChoosetoChallenge.


Below you will find details of this year’s full line up of great IWD events.  For the first time, we are offering three spotlight events for the Americas, Europe and Asia.  In addition, some geos will also offer local events and activities. Please look out for invitations in your region.

Finally, we hope that you will join us with enthusiasm and passion to support this year’s IWD events, and embrace its theme as a positive force for change.

APAC Keynote Panel Event - 5pm HKT
Audience: Hong Kong, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore

Panel Event on challenging gender bias and inequity in order to create a more inclusive world, featuring guest speakers from Lazada, HSBC, AXA, and Zurich Insurance Company LTD.

The event will be opened by James Arnett, APAC Managing Partner and the panel will be moderated by Selina Wong, Executive Director and APAC D&I Sponsor.


UK, Europe and India Keynote Panel Event - 12pm GMT
Audience: UK, Europe, India

Panel Event on forging gender equality across the world, featuring client speakers from HSBC and Royal London and Capco leaders representing UK, Germany, Switzerland and India.

The event will be opened by Mike Ethelston, UK Managing Partner and Lucinda Szebrat, Executive Director and Capco UK D&I Sponsor. The panel will be moderated by Lynn Hughes, Partner, Brazil and India.



americas Keynote Speaker Event - 6pm EST
Audience: US, Canada, Brazil

Fireside Chat featuring guest speakers Jewel Burks Solomon, Head of Google for Startups, US and Cate Luzio, Founder and CEO of Luminary on career development, adaptability, and what #ChooseToChallenge means to them.

Moderated by Dee McDougal, US Head of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. 

Switzerland: Panel Event - March 10th, 5pm CET
Audience: Switzerland, AGS

Panel Event featuring client speakers across the Banking Industry.



India: Speaker Event – March 10th, 11am IST
Audience: India

Event featuring an external guest speaker in celebration of International Women’s Day.


France: Women@Capco Event - March 11th, 6:30pm EST
Audience: France

Héloïse Etienne will host a discussion on what #ChooseToChallenge means to employees. 



Brazil: Speaker Event - March 16th, 5pm BRT
Audience: Brazil

Event featuring guest speaker, Andréa Regina, Head of Diversity, Inclusion and Sustainability for more than 15 years in large global organizations; moderated by Capco Brazil’s Leticia Murakawa.



Americas: "Amplification" Workshop - March 18th, 6pm EST
Audience: Brazil, Canada, US

Workshop focused on Amplification, a negotiation tool used to advocate for yourself by lifting up others; facilitated by Alex Carter, Columbia law professor and leading expert in negotiation and mediation.



Americas: Feminista Film Festival - March 24th, 6pm EST
Audience: Brazil, Canada, US

Film festival in partnership with Feminista UK, an organization whose mission is to source inspiring and diverse films through telling stories of women who challenge the status quo.