International Women’s Day 2023
Today is International Women’s Day and here at Kersia UK we wanted to celebrate women’s achievements within our company and, as the organisers of the day, state, ‘Embrace Equity and a world free of bias, stereotypes, and discrimination. A world that's diverse, equitable, and inclusive. A world where difference is valued and celebrated. Together we can forge women's equality,’
We spoke to two female members of our team here in the UK about how they feel working at Kersia and their careers.
Paula Capaldi, Technical Sales Consultant at Kersia UK based at our Manchester site, touches on equality within the company:
“Kersia UK has certainly embraced equality and created an environment where everyone is encouraged to progress and grow within the business. The stereotypes which once existed for certain job roles are being replaced with a new way of thinking, this includes the appointment and promotion of women within the business including at senior levels. I have never felt more empowered in my professional career than I do now.
“Being involved with Ashoka Changemakers and launching the Kersia ‘Committed & Different’ programme, Kersia has laid out a clear vision for the future built on their core values.
“Kersia are supporting their collaborators to build a better, fairer, and stronger ‘Kersia together’ culture, rather than everything within the organisation only being directed from the top. This commitment has created a dynamic process where everyone can be engaged and empowered regardless of gender. Women have the same job opportunities as men at Kersia UK. Never before have more women been in the team including senior levels and in typically male dominated roles.”
Angela McKeen, Production Manager at Kersia UK, is based at our Lockerbie site. She tells us more about her role:
“I have recently been promoted into my position and, as a manager, I have found that I have been offered the same opportunities as men from my experience whilst working with Kersia. I feel that I receive the support from the company through study and personal growth to achieve the best of myself and perform well in my role. I feel that I am respected for my abilities and my opinions, and my gender is not considered. I believe my voice is equally heard.
“I feel that the consideration is always made as to who is the right “person” for the job regardless. This is shown here at our Lockerbie site as, at the moment, a high percentage of the core management are mostly women.”