Ola Polczynski 5 March - 3 min read
Today, as part of International Women’s Day, we celebrate all women, everywhere. Aside from it being a day to honour and promote female empowerment, International Women’s Day brings with it a deeper meaning. It’s a global day which celebrates the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. And a day that marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity. This year, the #ChooseToChallenge theme is about encouraging everyone to challenge and call out gender bias and inequality and help create a more inclusive world.
Society has come a long way. Thankfully, we’re now starting to see more and more women supporting each other, all coming together to promote each other’s success. And with so many inspirational role female models out there right now – such as Vice-President, Kamala Harris, Media Mogul and Philanthropist, Oprah Winfrey, and more recently Australian of the Year, Grace Tame – all who are not afraid to stand up, speak up and challenge the norm in the hope to inspire other women, we begin to create great foundations, pathways and possibilities for our younger generations to believe and achieve more.
At Spenda, women make a very valuable contribution to the company and our purpose every single day. We’re coders, software engineers, designers, programmers, marketeers, sales specialists and so much more. As organisational geniuses, women are indeed the backbones of our business, helping drive the operational strategy and developing our ever-evolving brand story that helps us deliver on our mission.
We may be a young business, but we’re fast-growing with endless opportunities available for our staff. Today, we’re pleased to say that over 30% of our team is made up of women who work across our tech and development teams, in marketing, sales and HR. Women also make up over 30% of the senior management team. But we need to continue to nurture and promote opportunities for women, especially in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) related fields.
As a start, through our Graduate Programme we offer opportunities for aspiring females to pursue their careers with us, just like our Software Tester, Hannah. And importantly, we provide staff with regular training and opportunities to grow across the business, and very much believe in promoting from within.
Spenda strongly supports gender equality. Our aim is to employ people who can deliver greatness. Those who have the skills, knowledge, drive and determination to help us succeed and turn our goals into reality – regardless of age, gender, sex or religion.
Our future is looking bright and it’s important to remember that we need to celebrate women every day, not just today. But for now, Happy #InternationalWomen’sDay2021 to all women across the world!
If you’re interested in advancing your career with Spenda, we’d love to hear from you so please get in touch with us.
With measures such as the Federal
Government’s JobKeeper Payment
Scheme ending on 28 March 2021,
a slight cooling in the country’s
economy wouldn’t have been a
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Services-based businesses require many systems to run smoothly. From bookings and project management, to operations and payments systems, everything can take a lot of time to organise and manage, so it’s critical you have systems and processes that enable you to deliver a smooth customer experience, and get paid on time.
You might have heard a bit about Spenda and perhaps you are keen to learn more? Or maybe you have recently discovered our business? Either way, we thought we’d dive deeper into who we are, what we do and how we help businesses excel so they can trade faster and most importantly get paid quicker.
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