Today marks International Women’s Day 2024, a global day celebrating women’s social, economic, cultural and political achievements

Every March, International Women’s Day (IWD) marks a call to action for accelerating women’s equality and has occurred for well over a century, with the first IWD gathering in 1911 supported by over a million people.

Norse Group is proud to celebrate and support International Women’s Day and this year’s #InspireInclusion theme.

We’re proud to have an incredibly diverse workforce and are pleased to share the stories of just some of the incredible women who are making invaluable contributions at all levels across the Group.

Scroll down to read their full stories and inspiring words of affirmation.

Danielle Bullent – Care Home Manager, St Augustine’s Place

“Don’t adjust you for anyone. Be the inspiring woman, the one who follows her dreams and has the most fun along the way!”

As a firm believer of empowering her team and supporting their development, as well as being passionate about tailored, person-centred care to enhance people’s lives, Danielle shares her experience as a woman working in the care industry this International Women’s Day.

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Ruth Williams – Senior Commercial Manager, Leeds

“Always push yourself; you are capable of more than you think. Never let being a woman or, in my case, age, hold you back from anything whether it be a new role or enhancing your qualifications.”

We see nowadays more and more women pursuing a career in the construction industry. Whether it’s a technical profession or a support role, Ruth encourages anyone to go for it.

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Sharee Tillbrook – Plant Operator, NEWS

“I have found working in the waste industry interesting and enjoyable. It is hard work at times, but I am loving every minute!”

Sharee’s role at the King’s Lynn waste transfer station involves stockpiling incoming waste from Norfolk, and its surrounding districts, and carrying out loading operations for onward disposal to incinerators across the UK. This International Women’s Day, Sharee shares her experience as a woman working in the waste industry.

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Steph Millington – Area Cleaning Manager, Barnsley Norse

“Believe in what you want to achieve and focus on achieving it. I started out by making drinks for the team but I knew I wanted to do more. So, I worked hard, asked to be developed and to be given the chance to prove what I could do.”

At the start of Steph’s career, she noticed many women were doing the admin roles and Senior Officers were predominantly male. Starting in a Junior Entrant position, today she is responsible for the management of cleaning at 80 sites and the health, safety and wellbeing of 135 employees.

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Hannah Parker – Service Support Manager, Norse Care

“I have the privilege to work alongside some amazing women every day within my position at Norse Care. Every single day, I witness colleagues showing kindness, support and aspiring to achieve the very best outcomes for our staff and residents.”

Having previously worked within a corporate male-oriented environment, Hannah transferred into the care sector ten years ago. Today, she works collaboratively with the Norse Care Senior Leadership Team, to ensure Norse Care services are maintained in accordance with the organisation’s requirements.

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Michelle Marks – Home Care Manager, Norse Care

“Remember, we all can and we all do make that difference in others’ lives and we should all be proud of ourselves, proud of each other – and proud of our achievements.”

Having been encouraged and supported throughout her career, Michelle feels strongly that it is her purpose to support others, as she was, to progress their careers within the company. She is sharing her experience as a woman working in the care industry this International Women’s Day.

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