Every day across the world, women are working hard to forge gender equality in all aspects of their lives. Here at Alpha Works, we are celebrating some of our inspiring women members to help celebrate International Women’s Day.
What is International Women’s Day
Taking place on 8th March every year, International Women’s Day highlights and celebrates women across the world from all different types of industries, backgrounds, cultures and religions working towards a more gender balanced and enlightened future.
Here at Alpha Works, we are proud to shout about the achievements of our valued female members by sharing their stories with you.
Abigaile Bromfield of Ove Arup, Director and Leader of Planning, Policy and Economics in the Midlands, has been awarded a Fellowship at the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI), the UK’s leading planning body for spatial, sustainable and inclusive planning.
Abigaile will receive her accolade from this year’s President of the RTPI, Sue Manns, at the presidential reception in Birmingham on 25 February.
Letty Edwards of The Mind Collective. Letty founded The Mind Collective in 2015 following successful stints at brands such as Tetley Tea, Dulux and Fox’s Biscuits to name a few. Letty is passionate about the brands and people she works with and loves nothing more than helping them to achieve their company’s potential through strategic business, marketing and brand consultancy.
Jennifer Flower of AHR Architects, Interior Designer
What does International Women’s Day mean to me “It helps to open the conversation regarding equality on an international scale. The UK is much further along in this movement, however this day being celebrated throughout the world, helps to ensure other countries get there sooner rather than later”
Asha Devi of Ove Arup, Associate Director within the Programme and Project Management Team in the Midlands, has been awarded an honorary doctorate by Birmingham City University, recognising her major contribution to the profession.
Asha was honoured during a special ceremony held at Birmingham’s Symphony Hall last month, alongside students graduating from the university’s Faculty of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment.
Abby Goldie is Head of Business Support at Downtown in Business
“International Womens day is an important day because it gives us a chance to celebrate our own achievements and those of our peers. It is also vital in showing solidarity with our sisters living in countries or communities who are still facing challenges against gender equality.”
China Drewitt of Girl Therapy. China is the founder of Girl Therapy, the community of self-love gravitated millennial women in Birmingham, first put on the map with their widely read daily emails; the mini self-love pep talk designed to help women build emotional resilience in their day-to-day lives. Girl Therapy’s most recent launch is an offline mind & body experience called The Sermon, intended to help women achieve a level of self-knowledge and care through movement & self-expression.