International Women’s Day – #BreakTheBias

Tuesday, March 8th was International Women’s Day! And this year’s theme is #BreakTheBias – to imagine a world free of bias, stereotypes, and discrimination. A world that's diverse, equitable, and inclusive. A world where difference is valued and celebrated. 

Yet, our reality is in stark contrast to this future vision. We are living in very challenging times. It seems like there are new obstacles and conflicts every day. And women are being disproportionately affected everywhere.

In this episode, Monica discusses the theme for International Women’s Day, why breaking the bias matters, and shares the 5 key areas of focus to accelerate success.


[00:34] Theme of International Women’s Day – Break the bias
[01:39] Disruption through game-changing innovation
[04:28] Statistics on women getting left behind – the gender gap
[06:39] 5 key areas to accelerate success
[12:42] Beyond Barriers’ mission


“More wealth will be created in the next 10 years than in the past 100 years.” – Monica Marquez 

“Women shouldn't have to wait more than two centuries to get equal income and opportunities.”  – Monica Marquez

“The biggest power skill is learning, having certainty on your ability to succeed even in the midst of uncertainty knowing that you have that competency to learn.” - Monica Marquez

“You can't change hearts and minds if you're invisible. Visibility creates awareness and awareness leads to acceptance. And that changes the world.” - Monica Marquez

About Nikki Barua:

Nikki Barua is a digital innovator, serial entrepreneur, author & speaker. Learn more at

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About Monica Marquez:

Monica Marquez is a senior corporate leader, ex-Googler, and diversity expert. Learn more at

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