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Trailblazers: celebrating women in business

March 8, 2018

Today is International Woman’s Day and in honour of the inspiring women we have in positions of power around the world, we want to take the time to celebrate the female entrepreneurs who are leading figures in business, and more importantly, influencing a rapid change in the more traditional perceptions of gender stereotypes.

Historically, the upper ranks of many professional sectors have been something of a ‘Gentleman’s Club’. The so called ‘glass ceiling’ proving to have been forged from ballistics-proof Perspex than glass, kept talented women from progressing up the corporate ladder.

Thankfully, times are a-changing and as today is International Women’s Day we felt it was the optimum time to celebrate the outstanding work women are accomplishing at the top of the industry. Gender equality in business is also one that has a firm position at the cultural heart of gunnercooke. Take for example our co-founder Sarah Goulbourne and our CEO Anna Beaumont, they each represent women who have risen to the top of her profession and are both extremely passionate that others should follow.

Our commitment to gender equality is also reflected in the number of women we have working for the company as Partners and as members of our unique support network, gcTrust. We feel we’re helping bridge those gaps created by gender disparity and inspiring others to do the same.

Over the next few weeks we will be profiling some of the women leading the way in their sectors and industries, exploring their areas of expertise, key projects and aspirations for the future. We hope you enjoy reading about these remarkable women, and in the meantime; happy International Woman’s Day!

 

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