Today, Tuesday 8 March, is International Women's Day (IWD).
Today, Tuesday 8 March, is International Women's Day (IWD), a day dedicated to celebrating the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women around the world. For 2022, the IWD theme for celebration is ‘Break the Bias’, with the official IWD website calling on the global community to ‘take action for equality’.
Frazer-Nash has a strong diversity and inclusion ethos, and an ever-growing population of women working across its technical, business and enabling axes; many of whom opt to promote STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) outreach programmes in their spare time. The drive to encourage younger generations to consider careers within STEM is a particular passion for many of the women of Frazer-Nash, who may have benefitted from that same encouragement when choosing their career path.
To honour IWD this year, and in keeping with the company’s values of ‘we care’ and ‘we want to do things that matter’, Frazer-Nash women were invited to share their achievements from the last 12 months, whether personal or professional, in a demonstration of the strength and versatility of the female population.
Below are just some of the achievements they described:
"I am so proud to have achieved distinction my Master of Science degree in Human Resource Management and become a Chartered Member of the CIPD. It’s been a busy year in the professional development space for me over the past 12 months!"
"I became a trustee for a local wildlife charity in September - it's still all very new, and fitting in the evening Teams meetings are difficult with a toddler, but I love it! It's very different to my day job, and it's great to be supporting the charity."
"My biggest achievement over the past year, as an unfit person who's just turned 50, was to complete my first (and only?) sprint triathlon to raise money for a Breast Cancer charity. Doing the training, particularly the cycling when I hadn't been on a bike in over a decade; and still participating even when my training partner had to drop out took me miles and miles out of my comfort zone. I didn't do any kind of record time (though I was relieved not to be last), but I completed the course, and thanks to people's generosity was able to raise over £1,000 for the charity."
"For me, the thing that really makes me feel like I am winning in life is having a team of people around me. Be it my work team, my social team, playing team sports but most importantly my family team. I am very lucky that I have such a incredible, driven & inspirational team around me working at Frazer-Nash that this gives me the drive to better myself each and every day."
"It probably sounds run of the mill to some, but for me, I see it as an achievement that whilst working part-time (and keeping a busy three-year-old in line, most of the time) I’ve been part of an effective and now growing internal communications team. Together, we’ve successfully communicated our way through several large change programmes (the pandemic and the sale of our business to name a few) and I am immensely proud of us all!"
People Director, Sam Geis, commented:
“People are at the heart of everything we do and we’re working to build a bright future for women in STEM careers. Diversity and a culture of inclusion are vital for a strong, sustainable business that harnesses innovation and makes people want to come to work.”