Bluestone Celebrates International Womens Day

By Kathryn Slade iwd 2018 Women from the world of Sport, Hospitality, STEM, Tourism and Art, joined forty female students from eight Pembrokeshire secondary schools at Bluestone National Park Resort for an inspirational lunch to celebrate International Women’s Day. Tasker Milward, Sir Thomas Picton, Milford Haven, Pembroke, Greenhill, Ysgol Dewi Sant, Ysgol y Preseli and Ysgol Bro Gwaun took part.

Jasmine Joyce, member of the Welsh Women’s Rugby team; Kathryn Austin, HR and Marketing Director of Pizza Hut UK; Elizabeth Haines, local artist and Laura Keay, a Senior Commissioning Engineer hosted tables at the event along with Bluestone young employees who have risen through the ranks to hold managerial positions within the resort.

Bluestone Director Pamela McNamara said, “The purpose of the event was to expose our County’s young students to inspiring women who lead the way in their respective fields. To understand the challenges faced and the resilience required to excel. These young students are all at pivotal points in their lives. The majority are studying for their A’ levels and are about to finalise their University choices or are looking at career opportunities. The four speakers emphasised the need to embrace challenges and not be daunted by them; follow your dreams and believe you can achieve them; trust your instincts and don’t accept no for an answer.”

Gender parity was the theme of the day and Pamela outlined the fact that women play a big part in the day to day running of the Bluestone resort. 59% of senior management roles are held by women and the executive Board of Directors has an equal male to female ratio.

“We really want to encourage these young ladies to forge their own career paths and look for opportunities in everything that they do. It’s been a pleasure to welcome them to Bluestone, and to listen to their ideas and conversations.”

International Women’s Day is a global initiative celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women.

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