“We realise the importance of our voice when we are silenced” – Malala Yousafzai, activist for women's education

And International Women’s day is all about breaking that silence and encouraging the achievements of women to reinforce gender equality and shout from the rooftops of what women can do. We’re backing our teams this International Women’s Day by inviting them to an interactive event, hosted by our Aldermore Group Female Network. Raising awareness of smashing stereotypes, breaking inequality and rejecting discrimination, we’re opening up the conversation to break the bias.

Hearing from Romy Murray, Non-Executive Director for the Aldermore Group and Nicolina Andall, our first apprentice board member, they’re sharing their stories of experiencing bias, how to address it in the workplace when you see it and exploring what this year’s IWD #BreakTheBias theme means to them.

#BreakTheBias explores how together, we can forge women’s equality and break the bias in our communities, workplaces and education, today and beyond. Kicking off the conversation by highlighting that bias comes in all shapes and sizes, Romy believes we can break it by being aware of it, not wary of it. Being courageous and starting uncomfortable conversations is the start to creating a better work environment for everyone. Every journey starts with a single person, and Nicolina reinforces how important it is to remember how far you’ve come. Both ladies have inspired our teams to dig deep, be brave and break the bias.

Our Aldermore Group Female Network launched last year with the aim of creating a safe and supportive place for women to share their experiences and feel confident that their voices are being heard and listened to. We’re always encouraging our teams to be the best they can be, and our network continue their journey in supporting our teams personal and professional growth.

We’re not only creating a pathway for our teams, but our dealer partners too. Watch this space!

Want to celebrate International Women’s Day? Find out more here.