As a company, each individual deserves recognition for their hard work and daily achievements. But today, to celebrate International Women’s Day, our focus is on the women of Athona.

Many of our leadership roles with Athona are held by women, from our Training & Development Manager, to Director of Mental Health, through to our Marketing Manager.

Here’s what the women of Athona had to say:

“Being a woman in 2018 I believe is more empowering than ever before. The continued quest for equality and the recent campaigns all highlight the importance that it’s ok to have a voice as a woman, to be heard and to stand up and speak out.”

Candice, Marketing Manager

“Women leaders are everywhere – from a Director in an established company to a housewife bringing up children. I believe a successful, independent woman possesses a perfect blend of knowledge, emotion, strength and courage. For me, I love Eleanor Roosevelt’s quote ‘a woman is like a tea bag – you never know how strong she is until she gets in hot water’ and feel it is relevant in business.”

Laura, HR Manager

“I’ve always worked in a ‘man’s world’ and I find no reason to leave it now there is no such thing. I’m not sure who wrote this, but for me it sums it up perfectly ‘she needed a hero, so that is what she became’.”

Cheryl, Operations Manager

“The quote ‘a woman who knows what she brings to the table is not afraid to eat alone’ is saved on my phone and one I really like!”

Tanya, Business Manager

“The woman that inspires me the most is my mum – she’s the strongest person I know. She raised both myself and my brother’s single handed, whilst always working hard and has taught us to do the same.”

Jackie, International & AHP Business Manager

“I believe this quote by the activist Maya Angelou fits well with our Affecting Futures, we want to be successful but we really care at the same time – ‘success is liking yourself, liking what you do and liking how you do it’.”

Geri, Resource & Development Leader

“I really love the quote ‘no matter where you are in life, inspire and empower the women around you’. Success is never reached alone, and, wisdom and wealth are sweeter shared.”

Danielle, Compliance Manager

2018 is the year of the woman – and what women we have at Athona!

If you would like to work with women who will inspire you every day, check out our latest vacancies.

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