International Women’s Day (IWD) is a global holiday celebrated annually on March 8th. The day gives people the chance to honour women’s achievements and promote women’s rights. IWD celebrates how far women have come in society, politics and economics whilst also educating and raising awareness for women’s equality. The aim of the day is to encourage worldwide engagement and collective action in advancing women’s equality.
At FareShare Cymru we have an amazing team of women who are vital in the operations of our charity and are responsible for a variety of tasks. Our CEO, Sarah plays a leading role in establishing FareShare in Wales. She has the overall responsibility for leadership, management, and strategic direction of the charity.
Each year IWD highlights a specific theme. For 2023 the campaign theme is #EmbraceEquity which aims to promote conversations as to why equal opportunities are not always enough and why equal is not always fair. To embrace equity, it is important to understand the journey that is necessary for women to achieve equality.
The head of our development team is Katie, her role focuses on the growth of the organisation and how we can support more community groups and food businesses. Assistant operations manager, Emma, works in the warehouse and directly with surplus food. Heather is a project officer who helps to look after our charity members in West Wales.
Our women volunteers also play an important role in both the warehouse, packing good quality surplus food and in operations and admin, helping the charity grow and help more people.
Tricia is a nutritional therapist and uses her knowledge to create recipes for our members. Another one of our volunteers Natasha is a marketing and communications placement student who is assisting the development team in the growth of the organisation.
For more information about International Women’s Day visit: IWD: About International Women’s Day (internationalwomensday.com)