International Women’s Day is a fabulous opportunity to thank and celebrate the diversity of our organisation and applaud the work and achievements of the women within.
Jobfind continues to advocate for the creation of appealing careers that inspire and support women to unleash their potential in work and life.
Below is a note from Jobfind’s CEO, Karena Newland.
International Women’s Day is a fabulous opportunity to showcase the value of women in all parts of society, as well as marking a call to action for accelerating women’s equality.
Every day, I am proud to work in a company that not only boasts a majority female workforce (67% female employees), but one that works tirelessly for the benefit of women throughout this country.
We have been backing women for 30 years:
- Community Development Programs in remote aboriginal communities
- Supporting women suffering from injury, illness or disability into work
- Helping homeless women fleeing violent situations to integrate back into a safe community
- Upskilling women into new careers after caring for children or needing to adapt to a changing economy.
Today, alongside the women I work with, I stand with and celebrate the social, cultural and political achievements of all the women we support daily.
As CEO of Jobfind Australia, I am proud to lead an all-female trifecta Executive, including Jobactive General Manager, Chelsie Hyland, and DES General Manager, Priscilla Beattie.
I am equally proud to stand alongside CEO, Chair and Founder of Real Futures, Wendy Yarnold. As part of the Angus Knight Group, Real Futures is instrumental in making real, positive and life-long contributions to our Indigenous sisters throughout Australia, particularly through their world-first collaboration with UN Women.
On International Women’s Day, Wendy delivered a powerful message to the entire Angus Knight Group of companies in celebration of the occasion:
You can watch Wendy’s phenomenal speech on our Real Futures Facebook Page.
I loved Wendy’s closing statement:
“Today, my sisters, claim your seat at the table. And if there isn’t a seat, then bring a chair!”
Just some of our groundbreaking programs for women include:
- Women in Construction – In partnership with CFMEU, we currently have 15 Indigenous women completing a Certificate III in Civil Construction,with hands-on experience on an actual civil project. These women, under the leadership of Jenna White, a qualified tradesperson herself, are undertaking a stereotype breaking project to build a road to a sacred site with our team at Nyirrunggulung-Rise.
- UN Women’s Business – In partnership with the United Nations and the BHP Foundation, this ambitious pilot program, designed specifically for First Nations women, aims to increase access to quality learning, entrepreneurship, and employment outcomes through educational and vocational training.
To our female staff, jobseekers and clients. Today, and every day – I stand with you. Today, and every day, I am in awe of you.
“A challenged world is an alert world and from challenge comes change. So let’s all choose to challenge.” – International Women’s Day,