Last Monday, our showroom was the venue for a fantastic women’s event celebrating inspirational women near and far and acknowledging what has become a globally recognised event, International Women’s Day!
As a motorhome company with departments in sales, customer service, servicing and parts, we have a huge diversity of women working in a range of different roles. We wanted to open up the event to those women we work with every day, as well as people from the wider business community we operate in.
We welcomed 38 guests on the day with speakers including Sara Williams, CEO of Staffordshire Chamber of Commerce, Rachel Lowe, of Brook Street Recruitment and Maxine Booth, training assessor at Intec Business Colleges.
During her address, Sara emphasised why IWD was so relevant and important to challenge the stereotypes women often face at work. She invited guests to think about current affairs such as climate change and the recent COVID-19 virus, through the eyes of women and how these particular issues affect women the most. Rachel Lowe spoke about the setting up of her business by Margery Hurst and highlighted the perceived barriers women face when coming back to work after a long period of absence such as maternity leave.
Maxine shared information on some of the world’s most inspirational women, including suffragette, Emeline Pankhurst and Beyoncé Knowles, musician and women’s right activist, she also invited guests to share the most inspirational woman who had influence their life.
We’re already looking forward to International Women’s Day 2021!