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International Women's Day

International Women's Day has been celebrated for many decades. This day is to celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women.

There is lots of information about who and when the International Women's Day was decided and introduced, but they all have one thing in common: The day should remind us of the development of the role of women in society.

Even though we celebrate equality and women every year, unfortunately it is not yet lived and implemented everywhere.

At Variohm, we take the issue of equality seriously and are proud of our, on average, high percentage of women. For example, the entire marketing department is made up of women.

 

Meet some of the Women from Variohm

We would like to use International Women's Day as an opportunity to let some of our female employees speak and introduce themselves.

 

Cathy Donoghue is the director for the group for compliance, IT and Infrastructure. Cathy and her husband have 5 kids, 2 geese, a duck, a hamster and a dog. She also completed her MBA whilst raising her family.

 

Sarah Hamilton is a Purchasing Assistant and runs alongside her Job at Variohm a Brownie Unit where they helped with a litter pick and contributed some artwork to a local prison in the last few months. In her free time, she enjoys playing survival games on her Xbox and also has a hobby for gardening and vegetable growing in her allotment. 

 

Georgeta Aluas works, as the only female in the department, in our UK stores. Alongside her 9-5 at Variohm, she also provides sports massages, she plays handball for a local team, loves to travel solo (but good company is always more enjoyable). She always loves to explore the world and make healthy unusual recipes.

 

Alison Moffatt, the Head of Group Marketing, raises 3 children, loves Harry Potter Lego and goes frequently to Disneyland Paris. Alison also completed her masters whilst raising her 3 children.

 

Maisie Stanford works in Digital Marketing and started to work for Variohm 6 years ago at the age of just 18. She has many interests and owns a successful candle business besides her full time job at Variohm and is trained in beauty treatments too. When we're not in the midst of a pandemic, you can also find her at festivals because she loves music.

 

Vanessa Rowland works in Marketing too and raises her two kids as a single Mum. When she is not working she is organizing flea markets and neighbourhood events in her community. Like Maisie she loves music and likes a good theatre play as well as rock gigs or medieval festivals.

 

We thank each of you for your contribution to International Women's Day. That women can combine work and family is not yet a given, so we are happy to be a part of your story.

“I think I have been really fortunate as a woman to be able to work and raise a family.  I know not everyone wants to combine the two but I feel that being able to do both brings real variety.”

Cathy Donoghue

Article published on: 08/03/2022