International Women’s Day is here again and we want to mark this special day by asking s0me of the incredible female leaders at Blue Bay what the day means to them.

Every year on International Women’s Day we take the chance to salute all the amazing, inspirational women in our lives and thank them for the influence they’ve had.

From those who garnered international recognition like Marie Curie, Florence Nightingale, and the Pankhurst’s or, more recently, Greta Thunberg. Right through to the women who have a more direct influence on us all; mothers, sisters, aunties, grandmothers, whoever they may be. They touch us all and help shape the direction our lives take.

There can be no denying women have had a lasting impact on world history, helping to sculpt the environment we all live in. But while we can all agree that women have come so far in recent years and the amount of women occupying leadership roles globally is on the rise, there’s still more to do in the struggle for gender parity.

International Women’s Day is a chance for all of us to salute the incredible women in our lives


Change is happening

For example, the Marketing Inspector revealed in 2016 there were still only seven female bosses in the 100 London Stock Exchange companies and female managers earn 23% less than their male counterparts, on average. However, these stats are changing and improving year on year. Although the change is happening slowly, days like International Women’s Day help keep the spotlight on issues like the gender pay gap. 

With so much strong emotion surrounding International Women’s Day and the contrasting way in which it affects women everywhere, we thought we’d ask some of the amazing women we have in leadership roles at Blue Bay what this special day means to them.


 

Nicola Holman is our Head of Sales and has been an integral part of the Blue Bay family for many years

Nicola Holman is our Head of Sales and has been an integral part of the Blue Bay family for many years


 

Nicky Streeter has been leading the way for our amazing Product Management team and is a phont of product knowledge for all

Nicky Streeter has been leading the way for our amazing Product Management team and is a phont of product knowledge for all


 

Head of Finance Lyndsey Walley is a whizz with the purse-strings, but she also possesses an extremely cool head to keep Blue Bay financially sound

Head of Finance Lyndsey Walley is a whizz with the purse-strings, but she also possesses an extremely cool head to keep Blue Bay financially sound


Leigh-Anne is a wonderfully compassionate person and who takes genuine care when looking after our amazing Blue Bay customers

Leigh-Anne is a wonderfully compassionate person and who takes genuine care when looking after our amazing Blue Bay customers


Lauren is our marketing buff. With a tonne of experience and a dedicated approach to ensuring we always have the right tone when we take our amazing offers to market.


 

Last, but by no means least is Clare Wilson. Clare ensures Blue Bay keeps ticking over everyday with the experience of a guru and touch of a master crafts-woman

Clare ensures Blue Bay keeps ticking over every day with the experience of a guru and touch of a master crafts-woman


Keep up the fight

Women are an integral part of the world and business. It’s now imperative we keep moving forwards to develop a universal environment where issues like the gender pay gap are but a distant memory.

But for all our fancy words, we think this young activist puts it best…