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International Women's Day 2024

4 months ago by Natalie Smith

Diversity within our industries, or lack of it, especially in terms of women - has been a topic of conversation recently – great timing as International Women’s Day was just around the corner.

As many of you may know, we host monthly client dinners as part of our MorePeople Executive Networking Club and as recently as last month it was brought up during the dinner regarding the lack of women there. We try our hardest to ensure women are invited to every event, but it is apparent the lack of females in senior positions.

We have recently contributed to Farmers Weekly campaign Level the Field Campaign, on their guide to female-friendly recruiting which you can read here >

There are some amazing groups and organisations championing women in the food, fresh produce, horticulture and agriculture industries;

MorePeople are keen to be involved with these organisations celebrating women in the industry, consultants Lucy and Alesha are attending the Meat Business Women event today celebrating International Women’s Day and we’ll be sponsoring part of their main conference in May. Later this year we’ll be hosting and event for the Women in Food and Farming community at our offices.

“The office International Women's Day 2024 campaign theme is 'Inspire Inclusion';

“In 2024, the campaign theme Inspire Inclusion emphasises the importance of diversity and empowerment in all aspects of society.

This year's campaign theme underscores the crucial role of inclusion in achieving gender equality. It calls for action to break down barriers, challenge stereotypes, and create environments where all women are valued and respected. Inspire Inclusion encourages everyone to recognise the unique perspectives and contributions of women from all walks of life, including those from marginalized communities.

One of the key pillars of Inspire Inclusion is the promotion of diversity in leadership and decision-making positions. Women, especially those belonging to underrepresented groups, continue to face barriers when seeking leadership roles. By championing inclusion, organisations and communities can harness the full potential of diverse perspectives, leading to better decision-making and innovation.”

The team of women here at MorePeople are continuing to grow, and currently represent 40% of the business and women represent 50% of our middle management team, which is amazing to see!