International Womens Day
Celebrate International Women's Day by acknowledging and reflecting on the talented women in our community.
Published 03 March

 

International Women’s Day is a time to celebrate and reflect on the courageous and talented women of our community. The theme for 2022 is “Changing Climates: Equality today for a sustainable tomorrow”. This theme recognises the work of women around the world, who are working to build a sustainable future.

In the lead up to International Women’s Day, we have interviewed key women from our centre who make Pacific Werribee a safe and welcoming environment. They tell us their experiences working in their respective industries, discuss their role models and share some wisdom and advice. 

Keep reading to hear their stories.

 

Paula - Operations Manager at Pacific Werribee 

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What do you love about your job?

I love the dynamic nature of my role two days are never the same.

 

Why do you think it’s important to celebrate International Women’s Day?

It’s important to celebrate International Women’s Day and break down gender stereotypes. Women are capable of achieving whatever they put their minds to and their efforts should be recognised.

 

Why do you think diversity in the workplace is important?

Diversity in the workplace plays an essential role, it provides an opportunity to learn from one another creating an environment with different perspectives, open conversation and new ideas.

 

Who is your role model?

A schoolteacher whose personality and work ethic I admired. I knew from a young age that she is someone that I wanted to emulate in my own career.

 

What’s some advice for aspiring women in your industry?

The best piece of advice I can give to women who are looking to enter the world of Operations and building management is: Back yourself. You have to know your worth and stand behind what you know.

 

Erina - Serenity Flowers

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What do you love about your job?

I love surrounding myself with nature – I absolutely adore flowers. I also love interacting with all kinds of customers and hearing their stories.

 

Why do you think it’s important to celebrate International Women’s Day?

International Women’s Day allows us to recognise and celebrate the rights and achievements of women around the world.

 

What’s the best piece of advice you’ve been given?

No matter the circumstances in a situation, never give up.

 

Why do you think diversity in the workplace is important?

Diversity in the workplace is crucial. It’s important to acknowledge women of all races, identities and ethnicities.

 

Who is your role model?

My mum.

 

What’s some advice for aspiring women in your industry?

Follow your dreams, work hard and you’ll achieve what you set your mind to.

 

Mila - Cleaning Department

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What do you love about your job?

I love to see customers walk through the centre and I take pride in making sure the centre is clean.

 

Why do you think it’s important to celebrate International Women’s Day?

Women deserve appreciation and acknowledgement, and this day symbolises that.

 

What’s the best piece of advice you’ve been given?

Live life to the fullest. You have to wake up everyday like it’s your last as every day is special.

 

Why do you think diversity in the workplace is important?

Workplace diversity provides everyone with equal opportunities. .

 

Who is your role model?

I often look up to my elders as role models, those who I can take advice from, my children inspire me to keep going.

 

What’s some advice for aspiring women in your industry?

Be active, friendly and most importantly happy!

 

Debbie- Guest Services Desk

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What do you love about your job?

I have always enjoyed meeting new people and helping wherever I can. That’s why working at the Guest Services Desk is perfect for me.

 

Why do you think it’s important to celebrate International Women’s Day?

International Women’s Day is not only important to celebrate but essential. It helps to recognise the achievements of women, as well as recognising women’s rights, gender equality and diversity.

 

What’s the best piece of advice you’ve been given?

Start each day with a positive attitude. This allows you to start your day in a positive mindset for whatever is to come.

 

Why do you think diversity in the workplace is important?

A diverse workplace is important to every business. It acknowledges the strengths of each individual employee and the potential they can bring. It allows you to value the differences of others, which ultimately brings us all together and can be secret to being a successful and thriving workplace.

 

Who is your role model?

My role model isn’t one specific person. Its generally women that hold executive positions in organisations, especially in those who previously may not have accepted them prior.

 

What’s some advice for aspiring women in your industry?

Anything is possible.

 

Veronica - Security Manager

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What do you love about your job?

Customer service is my favourite part of the role. I find passion in assisting the community and through security I can assist in keeping the centre and its customers safe, which makes me proud.

 

Why do you think it’s important to celebrate International Women’s Day?

Celebrating and acknowledging International Women’s Day allows the opportunity for women to be proud of their accomplishments. It also gives us the ability to discuss equal opportunity in the work environment.

 

What’s the best piece of advice you’ve been given?

The best piece of advice I’ve received is: Never leave the world without giving something back to the community. It’s something I continuously reflect on in life.

 

Why do you think diversity in the workplace is important?

Diversity gives everyone the opportunity to learn from one another and build on respect. You can learn from the experiences of your peers and continue to grow and evolve as people.

 

Who is your role model?

My mum.

 

What’s some advice for aspiring women in your industry?

A piece of advice I would give to those looking to enter the security field would be: Never look back on the things you couldn’t do but look back on the things you should have done. You can only learn from there.

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