International Women's Day 2022

Posted on March 2022 By Speller International
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Imagine a gender equal world.

A world free of bias, stereotypes, and discrimination.

A world that is diverse, equitable, and inclusive.

A world where difference is valued and celebrated.

Together we can forge women's equality.

Collectively we can all #BreakTheBias.

International Women’s Day, marked annually on March 8, encourages the celebration of the achievements of women worldwide across cultural, political, social and economic domains. 

This year, we sat down with the women of Speller International and invited them to share their thoughts on the ways that they are celebrating difference, showing inclusiveness, and breaking inequality.

Breaking down walls 

“I believe there has been more pressure due to the lack of candidate availability, as such, the industry has had to diversify to accommodate”

                    • Amy Sinclair (Project Coordinator) 

“I have noticed the ratio of Women in IT in India is increasing and taking on roles where flexibility is possible” 

                    • Reema Santoki (Recruitment Consultant) 

“We’re talking about change, about diversifying, we shouldn’t have to, but at least the conversations are happening” 

                    • Mary Vidovich 

Getting the balance right

“Before COVID, hardly any companies were allowing WFH options, whereas now it is standard to offer at least some flexibility. This has been highly beneficial, as it allows companies to source talent from all across Australia, expanding the talent pool.”

                    • Keely Shay (Recruitment Consultant)

“I have spoken to women coming off maternity leave early, having a degree of flexibility gives them a better work/life balance.”

                    • Maria McNally (Recruitment Consultant)

“We’ve seen the recruitment industry shift towards a better balance of working from home and in the office. I have personally found the ability to work from anywhere a refreshing confidence boost, management knows we will get what we need to do, done!”

                    • Kate Mumme (Marketing Co-ordinator)

Confidence is key 

“Don’t worry about not knowing what you want to do with your career. You’ll find your way there eventually” 

                    • Keely Shay (Recruitment Consultant) 

“Trust your abilities”

                    • Amy Sinclair (Project Coordinator) 

“Learn to say no with confidence and self-assurance”

                    • Kate Mumme (Marking Coordinator) 

“Your expectations are your own.  Just because I do something a certain way, doesn’t mean other people should do the same.”

                    • Renee Boddington (Office Manager)