We’re proud to support International Women’s Day to raise awareness against bias and act for equality.
As we continue to cultivate an inclusive work culture throughout our global business, we’re pleased to have a strong group of female leaders within our organisation which includes four out of nine of our Leadership team.
Not just occupying leadership positions, women play an integral role throughout our business from their impact on our global farms right through our supply-chain. In the UK around 58% of our fantastic fresh fruit Prepared facility team are made up of women while on our farms in South Africa, in a typically male-dominated domain, we’re proud that 37% of our workers are female.
As well as our permanent and seasonal workers in South Africa we are pleased to have welcomed five new female students to complete the practical hours for their degree on farm too. By supporting the next generation of female Agriculture students, we can work towards a fairer and more equal industry.
Supporting Global Women Fresh
As a passionate supporter of positive change both in the workplace and in the wider community, our Head of Marketing Kirsty was also delighted to join Global Women Fresh as a member of the board in 2021, to play a role in assisting their key goals in the forthcoming years.
As an action to honour #IWD we are pleased to have made an honorary donation to Global Women Fresh to support their aim to close the gender divide in produce.
About International Women’s Day
Celebrated March 8th each year, International Women’s Day is a ‘global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women.’
International Women’s Day acts as a call to action for accelerating gender parity but more widely celebrates women’s achievements, raises awareness about women’s equality and provides an opportunity to fundraise for female-focused charities.
The Power of Women in Family Business
As part of our celebration of International Women’s Day last year, our Joint MD Yvonne spoke with friend of the Group, Nomi Karniel to discuss the power of women in family business.
You can listen to the full discussion below: