Celebrating International Women’s Day with inclusive employer partner, Woolworths

Today, on International Women’s Day, Job Centre Australia celebrates women’s achievement across the globe, including the wonderful women we work with each and every day. Today is a day to acknowledge gender diversity and to #ChooseToChallenge inequality, bias and stereotypes – because from challenge, comes change. 

Job Centre Australia is committed to enabling inclusion, and through our partnerships with inclusive employers, we’re proud to support women every day in overcoming their challenges to contribute positively to their careers, their community and the economy. 

To highlight how powerful this can be, today we’re sharing this wonderful story about our inclusive employer partner Woolworths – who are leaders in building a diversified workforce – and our remarkable candidate Erin from Young NSW.  

Through Job Centre Australia’s partnership with Woolworths Young, Erin, a single mother overcoming various personal challenges, living with schizophrenia and hearing impairment, has been supported in achieving a long-term, meaningful career – enabling her to be a strong, independent role model to her children, to women and to others overcoming mental health. 

Erin’s story is truly inspiring as she choose to challenge herself and set in motion her own change. A perfect example of just what can be achieved when we work together towards an inclusive world.  

Thank you to Woolworths’ Store Manager Roseann Seery and Woolworths head of Diversity and Inclusion, Rachel Mead for your commitment to diversity and inclusion, and congratulations on your achievements Erin. 

#ChooseToChallenge  #IWD2021 

Watch Erin’s story here