International Women’s Day


Aramark Podcast Series: Women in Leadership

Broadcast in anticipation of International Women’s Day, Episode 6 of Mark! (Aramark’s new podcast series) focuses on two Aramark leaders who also happen to be women. Barbara Flanagan is the President of Student Nutrition, our line of business that serves K-12 institutions across the United States, and Brisbane Vaillancourt is a regional vice president in…


Women in Serco: Leading with Purpose

Serco Middle East CEO Phil Malem has led a lively discussion of the company’s empowerment of female employees at the Women’s Pavilion in Expo City, Duba in advance of International Women’s Day. Women in Serco: Leading with Purpose, was attended by 100 employees and was organised in collaboration with SercoInspire, the company’s internal global platform,…


Embracing Gender Equity in the Workplace

On the eve of International Women’s Day, Lucy Dixon, product manager for CHAS’ Fairness, Inclusion & Respect assessment, explains the difference between equity and equality, and what businesses can do to make workplaces more welcoming of women. Equity is sometimes confused with equality, but the two concepts are distinctly different. Whilst equality focuses on treating…


ASSA ABLOY Strengthens R&D Capabilities with Internal Appointment

ASSA ABLOY Opening Solutions UK & Ireland has bolstered its research and development department with the appointment of Mariam Tabarik as Product Innovation Engineer within its Door Group. Mariam began her journey with ASSA ABLOY Opening Solutions in 2022 as a Research and Development Intern. Originally from Pakistan, she had been studying for her master’s…


Spotlight on Female Employees Building a Construction Career with Sika

International Women’s Day (IWD) is an annual commemoration of the cultural, political and socioeconomic achievements of women. Taking place on 8th March, this year’s event is designed to raise awareness against gender bias and calls for ‘action for equality’. Through a long-term commitment to equal opportunities and professional development of employees, Sika fully supports the…

Foodservice & Catering

Challenging Unconscious Bias

Caterer CH&CO is proactively challenging unconscious bias by launching a dedicated campaign to support International Women’s Day’s global campaign, #BreakTheBias. As well as challenging gender bias, CH&CO’s training and communications programme encompasses all forms of unconscious bias. The online training course, supported by a fact sheet, is designed to help people understand what unconscious bias…


Improving Diversity within Scottish Construction

The Scottish Construction Leadership Forum (CLF) is celebrating International Women’s Day by highlighting its work on a National Equity and Inclusion Plan for the sector. Funded by Scottish Government this latest initiative is part of the wider plan for the industry to develop a more diverse and inclusive workforce, giving the sector access to a…


ABM UK: Readdressing the Gender Balance

On International Women’s Day 2022 (IWD 2022), Jenna Pollock, ABM UK’s divisional director for Scotland, tells FM Magazine fostering gender diversity is crucial to the future of facilities management. Q. The theme for International Women’s Day 2022 (IWD 2022) is “Gender equality today for a sustainable tomorrow” – in recognition of the contribution of women and…


The Road Less Travelled

08.03.2021, 13:54 The Road Less Travelled Stacey Lucas, commercial and marketing director at Sontay, on why International Women’s Day is important to her. International Women’s Day marks an important date in the calendar for businesses around the globe. A day of celebration of women’s achievements and advocation for greater equality.   I have been working…

FM Magazine

What Women in Construction Really Want

Sophie Morris, Head of Customer Success at construction tech company Buildots, says International Women’s Day provides a timely reminder of the continuing need to address gender imbalance within the UK’s construction sector. A civil engineer with UK and international construction site management experience, Sophie Morris works for Buildots, an award-winning construction tech startup and developer…


Equality as a Business Issue

07.03.2019, 12:35 Equality as a Business Issue SPIE UK is raising awareness of workplace gender inclusivity through its parent company’s So’SPIE Ladies Network, in advance of International Women’s Day 2019 on Friday which will focus on the theme, “BalanceforBetter”. International Women’s Day, a focal point in the movement for women’s rights, is dedicated to building a gender-balanced…

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