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  • Posted on 8th March 2024 in the categories: Company News

    Celebrating International Women’s Day at Goudsmit UK: Voices of Empowerment and Progress

    International Women's Day

    The Manufacturing Landscape: A Testament to Women’s Ingenuity and Strength

    The landscape of manufacturing has been profoundly transformed by the contributions of women, whose expertise, innovation, and leadership continue to drive the industry forward. As we embrace International Women’s Day, it’s essential to recognise the shifting dynamics within manufacturing. Manufacturing is a sector that increasingly welcomes the diverse perspectives and skills of women. The women at Goudsmit UK and beyond are redefining what it means to lead and innovate in traditionally male-dominated fields.

    Celebrating Our Women: Diversity and Strength at Goudsmit UK

    As the world celebrates International Women’s Day, Goudsmit UK takes a moment to honour the incredible women within our ranks whose expertise, dedication, and spirit drive us forward. Therefore, this year, we are shining a light on the unique perspectives and advice from our female colleagues.

    Cathy Robinson – Managing Director

    Cathy reflects on the importance of International Women’s Day as an opportunity for reflection, gratitude, and empowerment. She also urges women to pursue any career path with determination and support from their female peers:

    “International Women’s Day for me is an opportunity for reflection and gratitude. When I consider my achievements, both professionally and personally, it is clear to me that I wouldn’t have achieved a single thing without the support of the women in my life. I am continually educated, supported, lifted, awed, and inspired to be the best version of myself by the women in my family and by my female friends, and colleagues. 

    Today woman are empowered to actively seek opportunities and succeed in industries or sectors that perhaps were not previously considered as “viable” career choices for females. The percentage of females working in the manufacturing sector continues to grow and they can be found in all ranks from the shop floor to management and senior leadership positions. My advice to other women would be, ignore any preconceived barriers when considering a career in any industry. Education and hard work will always pay off and in any situation try to learn from and support your female colleagues and friends as it is true that “behind every successful woman is a tribe of other successful women who have her back.”

    Carole Glass – Operations Manager

    Carole emphasises the importance of women embracing their expertise and unique perspectives to strengthen and diversify the manufacturing sector:

    “I encourage women in manufacturing to embrace their expertise and unique perspectives. Your contribution matters, and together, we make manufacturing stronger and more diverse!”

    Anne Dawson – Operations Co-Ordinator

    Anne celebrates the achievements of women in manufacturing, emphasising the importance of supporting each other and inspiring younger generations:

    “To me, International Women’s Day is about celebrating the achievements of and encouraging women in all areas of business but particularly those in manufacturing. It also gives us the opportunity to show the younger generations that women can do anything they put their minds to whilst continuing to support other women ❤.”

    Megan Lennon – Marketing Manager

    Megan discusses the celebration of women’s collective spirit and tenacity at Goudsmit UK. Further encouraging women to own their expertise and support one another for industry growth and innovation:

    “International Women’s Day is a celebration of the collective spirit and tenacity of women who are essential to our success at Goudsmit UK. As a Marketing Manager, I have the privilege of working with incredible women whose expertise and dedication inspire me daily. Their diverse perspectives are not just beneficial but vital to our industry’s growth and innovation.

    I’ve witnessed the power of diverse ideas transforming the way we work and lead. To my fellow women in the industry, my message is clear, own your expertise. Your knowledge shapes our success. Encourage one another, for every woman’s achievement paves the way for the next.”

    Julie Agnew – Operations Co-Ordinator

    Julie reflects on the significance of International Women’s Day and the inspirational women in her life. Moreover, she stresses the importance of support, encouragement, and advice within the business:

    “International Women’s Day falls on the 8th March, how very fitting that this is the same date as my grandmother’s birthday. Of all the inspirational women in my life, she was the one I always aspired to be like. A supporter, an encourager, and also someone who can listen and give advice. I feel this is the true meaning of supporting women in this business.

    I also count myself very lucky and privileged to be surrounded by such amazing women in my life, both personally and professionally.”

    Sinead Moore – Operations Administrator

    Sinead celebrates the powerful team of women at Goudsmit UK. Highlighting her reliance on this dynamic group, she emphasises their vital roles as leaders, colleagues, and sources of fun. Sinead views International Women’s Day as a time to honour the strength and determination of women worldwide. She expressed confidence in their collective ability to achieve extraordinary feats:

    “Here at Goudsmit UK, we have a strong team of women which consist of our MD Cathy Robinson, BOM Carole Glass, Marketing Manager Megan Lennon and my fellow Ops Team Julie Agnew, Anne Dawson and Ciara Agnew. I would be totally lost without this team of people around me. They are great leaders, colleagues, and also great fun to be around. International Women’s Day is a day to celebrate the strength and determination of each and every woman globally. Together, we can move mountains!”

    Ciara Agnew – Office Administrator

    Ciara illuminates the significance of International Women’s Day, celebrating the resilience and strength that emerge from diversity and inclusivity:

    “International Women’s Day is a reminder of the strength and resilience found in diversity and inclusivity. As an Office Administrator at Goudsmit UK, I am in a unique position to see the collaboration created when women bring their perspectives to the table. To other women in the industry, my advice is simple: let your voice be heard. Your insights and also experiences are invaluable. Embrace every challenge as an opportunity to learn and grow. Help each other out, because when we join hands, we all do better.”

    A Tribute to the Women of Goudsmit UK

    As we celebrate International Women’s Day, let us remember the valuable advice and insights shared by our colleagues. Their perspectives not only enrich Goudsmit UK but also inspire the broader industry. Let’s continue to support, uplift, and also empower each other, breaking barriers and paving the way for future generations.

    The women of Goudsmit UK’s resilience, ingenuity, and collective spirit not only propel our company forward but also illuminate the path for future generations of women in manufacturing. The narratives shared today, of empowerment, collaboration, and also unwavering support, underscore the vital role women play in our industry’s evolution. Let’s continue to champion the achievements of our female colleagues, recognising that their success is integral to our collective success. To the extraordinary women of Goudsmit UK, thank you for your dedication, your inspiration, and also your immeasurable contributions to our industry.

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