Count her in

On Friday 8th March 2024, International Women’s Day (IWD) was celebrated across the globe with a call to count women in and inspire inclusiveness. At Glad Group we are doing just that with women leading and influencing important project working groups, holding key management roles, and benefiting from continued mentoring and upskilling within our operations teams.

Head of People & Culture, Kiri Chase said: “As we celebrate International Women’s Day, we are reaffirming our commitment to fostering an inclusive culture where all voices are heard and valued. Empowering women isn’t just the right thing to do; it’s a strategic imperative for driving innovation, creativity, and sustainable growth in our business. Let’s continue to break down barriers and build a future where every woman has the opportunity to thrive.

Insight and inspiration from women that are accelerating gender equality

This IWD (8 March 2024) we had the privilege of attending the UN Women Australia’s IWD Lunch in Brisbane, Melbourne, and Perth. Focusing on the theme ‘Count her in – Accelerating gender equality through economic empowerment’. The event centred on the need for Governments to prioritise gender-responsive financing and for policymakers to value, recognise and account for the vital contribution women make to economies worldwide through paid and unpaid work.

In Sydney, we joined Senator Mehreen Faruqiour for a special IWD breakfast at the iconic Queen Victoria Tea Room. Keynote speakers Heba Al-Aldawy, Takesa Frank and Lujane Elwan focused on the pursuit of political justice for women through access to resources and bringing humanity together by looking beyond the actions of the past to create equal opportunity for women all over the world and we move from the present and into the future.

Glad representatives at the Melbourne IWD UN Women’s lunch were Jennifer Lam (Service Delivery Manager, Eastland Shopping Centre), Lisa Groundwater (Administration and Operations Support Assistant), David Kocovski (Operations Manager, Security), Ayesha Mintern (Operations Team Leader), Margaret Smith (Guest Services, Eastland Shopping Centre).

Glad representatives at the Brisbane UN Women’s lunch were Stanojka Basic (State Manager), Bojana Macanovic (Client Services Manager), and Patrick Mathieson (Client Services Manager).

Glad representatives at the IWD Breakfast in Sydney were Kiri Chase (Head of People & Culture), Ann Shanahan (People & Insurance Manager), Miah Rose Lake (HR Generalist), Cristina Da Silva (Payroll Manager), Michelle Pecnik (National Employee Engagement Manager), and Haya Abdullah (HR Administrator).


Read our previous IWD articles:

        Celebrating International Women’s Day with Nina Collinson and Amanda Workum

        WGEA Compliance

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