Today is International Women’s Day and we’ve joined forces with Grown in Britain to support the #BreakTheBias campaign because it feel’s necessary to champion women in forestry and beyond.
Here’s Christine Luffman, Sarah Jane Farmer and owner Ian McNally showing their support for #BreakTheBias.
Whilst we’re conscious that, in general, women are under-represented in the forestry and timber industries in our timber and forestry business women make up close to 50% of the leadership team.
However, we know that’s uncommon.
International Women’s Day 2022 and this campaign by Grown in Britain – the organisation that built the certification system for homegrown timber and who champion woodland creation and woodland management – is a beautiful opportunity to open up awareness industry wide.
In our view, as the forestry and timber industries grow it will need to open up recruitment strategies to include more women to progress, to innovate, to grow and to become genuinely more sustainable.
We hope you’ll take a moment to consider supporting the International Women’s Day #BreakTheBias campaign, today and throughout the year, by actively supporting equality and diversity and by calling-out gender-bias, discrimination and stereotyping whenever you see it.
Here’s to all the women in forestry and timber, past and present and to more in the future.
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