09 March 2022

International Womens Day 2022

International Womens Day 2022
Picture left to right: Kathryn M, Sunehna B, Fiona I, Shelagh C, Eilish W, Jade G, Tracey S, Marion H, Louise S, Rachel M, Nicola B, Raakshaana G

International Women’s Day (IWD) is an annual event held across the world on 8th March celebrating women’s achievements whist calling for a world free of bias, stereotypes, and discrimination; a world that is diverse, equitable and inclusive and a world where difference is valued and inclusive. This year’s theme is to #BreakTheBias.

But what does this actually mean and what is The NWH Group doing to provide an inclusive and supportive workplace for women?

Equality is more than an open mindset. It means empowering women and providing equal rights, responsibilities, and opportunities for all. The NWH Group’s equality, diversity and inclusivity journey involves setting meaningful goals internally as well as externally and a key part this is aligning with the UN Sustainability Development Goals, including Goal Number 5 – Gender Equality.

Across the UK the HGV Driver industry is dominated by men, with only 1% being female. The NWH Group prides itself on having over double this figure, with 2.4% of our driver pool being women. We are keen to grow this figure even further as an organisation, and we actively encourage applications from all backgrounds.

The UK waste and recycling sector is among the top five industries in the UK for the best gender pay gap and over a third of our senior and leadership roles are filled by females. As an equal opportunities’ employer, we actively support and encourage women into senior leadership positions.

Women in leadership roles within the organisation include Sales and Marketing Director, Nicola Williams; Customer Acquisition Team Leader, Rachel Morrison; Marketing and Brand Manager, Kathryn Mutch; Credit Control Supervisor, Manda Molina; Head of Account Management, Michelle Hagen; Sales Ledger Team Leader, Lynsey Narrie and Order Processing Team Leader, Louise Shepherd.

Individually, we are all responsible for our own thoughts and actions. We can break the bias in our communities, in our workplace and in our schools, colleges and universities. So, this International Women’s Day, we encourage you to cross your arms to show solidarity.

Keep an eye out for more stories on our female leaders in NWH.


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