International Women's Day 2023
Did you know that women make up 50% of VUE's management team?
Every year, organisations and individuals across the world celebrate the achievements women have made and raise awareness about the difficulties they face as part of International Women's Day. The United Nations' theme this year is #EmbraceEquity which hopes to highlight the importance of providing women with the necessary resources and opportunities they need to achieve full equality, challenge gender stereotypes, call out discrimination, draw attention to bias and seek out inclusion.
Transport is one example of an industry that is overwhelmingly represented by men. Women make up 47% of the UK workforce yet account for only 20% of workers in the transport sector. This figure decreases to 14% in land transport and a mere 1% in truck driving. International Women's Day is a great opportunity to highlight the work the women in your business are doing, and take a strong stance against discriminatory comments or any type of behaviour that encourages a sexist culture.
Read below to hear from some of our own female managers on International Women's Day;
People Business Partner
"I have been fortunate to work for, and with, some inspirational female leaders who have helped me grow personally and professionally.
I am proud to work alongside VUE that encourages diversity, inclusion, flexibility, strong values, and the opportunity to have your voice heard."
Head of Customer Fulfilment
"From working at VUE over the past 20 years I have had the privilege of working with many talented, dedicated, strong and inspiring women. They have assisted my development both professionally and personally to help me become the person I am today!
I am able to be both deeply ambitious in my career and stay committed to my family, acting as a role model to my daughter and inspire her to pursue her dreams and have a passion for work; something I saw my own mother doing.
VUE enables you to progress not based on gender, but on what you can bring to the company, the individual skills and knowledge you posses, and your dedication to the job. During my time here, I have developed my career with an amazing team while having a fantastic work-life balance."
"I've been at VUE for over 2 years now, and in that time my career has developed significantly - and that's down to the opportunities VUE has provided.
I now manage an all-female team of hard working individuals in a welcoming and inclusive office I love coming to every day."
"As a woman in the tech industry I have had the opportunity at VUE to grow and progress in my role not only as a software developer but as a manager. I now have the opportunity to support and mentor others and help bridge the gaps in the tech industry."
Head of National Strategic Partnerships
"At VUE I’ve had the honour over the last 5 years to work with some really great role models, both female and male, who have inspired me to be the manager I am today.
It’s great to work somewhere where gender is irrelevant and opportunities available to you are based on your values, dedication and hard work."
Head of Sales
"Recently joining VUE as Head of Sales, I was immediately drawn to VUE’s genuine commitment to diversity and inclusions. The business and our customers have clearly benefitted from having talented and inspirational women at all levels of the business.
I’m exceptionally proud to have joined a business that values and champions women."
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