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College celebrates inspirational staff for International Women’s Day

Staff and students at Tameside College and Clarendon Sixth Form College celebrate International Women’s Day.

International Women’s Day is celebrated each year, around the world, on 8th March and focuses on issues such as gender equality and violence against women. This year’s theme is ‘inspiring inclusion’, with people being asked to do a ‘love heart pose’ across social media.

Staff posed for a photograph whilst making the heart symbol to show support for the campaign.

Jackie Moores, principal at Tameside College and Clarendon Sixth Form College, has put her backing behind the campaign and discussed how she has been inspired by other women in her career to succeed: “I have worked for lots of great women (& men) in my career. One who stands out is Sue who was the vice principal and my line manager at a previous college. She invested time to help me to develop and allowed me to take part in a leadership exchange, working alongside senior managers for a week to better understand the role of a principal. Sue taught me to be humble in my approach and to pay forward any opportunities I have had in my career. I have been lucky enough to mentor several women in their own careers, from which I derived great personal satisfaction.”

Miriam Nicola, student support officer at Tameside College and Clarendon Sixth Form College also talked about women who have inspired her career and gave advice for women starting out in the world of work: “The woman that I have drawn professional inspiration from the most is Malala Yousafzai, the well-known Pakistani activist, an advocate for women and girl's rights to an education. I sometimes feel that Malala should be a much older person to have achieved all she has, and admire her for her relentless work in empowering women to take control of their lives and to be the best they can.”

“I would advise young women and girls to look to the future and not the past. Promote inclusivity where everyone feels valued and heard, develop your skills, build up your self-esteem, lead by example, take care of your own mental health and be an advocate for female colleagues.”

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