Celebrating inspirational women at Alfred Health
As part of International Women’s Day (Sunday 8 March), Alfred Health will recognise the significant contribution of women at the organisation.
Chief Operating Officer Simone Alexander said International Women’s Day is a global day that celebrates the achievements of women.
“It shines a spotlight on gender parity, bias, and that we all have a role to play in forging a more gender-balanced world,” Ms Alexander said.
“It allows us to reflect on the social, cultural and political achievements of women while also recognising what more needs to be done to advance women’s rights.”
At Alfred Health, 7,267 staff are women. That’s 72.6 per cent of our workforce of 10,000 staff.
There are 669 female staff who have the position of Manager, Director, Leader, and Supervisor or Chief in their titles.
Ms Alexander said her workplace experience in more than 20 years at Alfred Health had been one of support and where she has been given an opportunity to try to do new things. She hoped and desired her experience was common for all women at Alfred Health.
“I would call on all women to forge your own path, and for men to show their support as well.
“Let’s continue to be part of a movement that challenges stereotypes, and where an equal world helps us achieve an enabled world for all.”
At our International Women’s Day event held on Thursday 5 March, a panel of female Alfred Health staff provided their perspective on the challenges and changes they’ve faced at different stages of their career.
The topic for the day was - Each for Equal: How much has been achieved, and what still needs to be done?
Alfred Health also welcomed Dr Helen Szoke AO, former Chief Executive of Oxfam Australia and Australia’s Federal Race Discrimination Commissioner and Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commissioner, to share her thoughts.
Visit the International Women's Day website to find out more about how you can take part this Sunday.