Choose to Challenge: International Women's Day

08 Mar 2021
team members raising hands in solidarity to i choose to challenge as the theme for 2021 international womens day

As part of 2021's theme for International Women's Day, CaSE took the opportunity to participate in #ChoosetoChallenge and celebrate the talented women who help make our business the success that it is.

Sarah Stante, NSW State Manager

"To me, International Women's Day means being respected for who you are and what you bring to the table. It's a day that represents the opportunity to support diversity, and celebrate those who have supported you along the way, whether peers, friends, or family!"

"Construction is tough – but rewarding! Have a career plan and choose to work in an environment that supports your goals. It might take a few tries - but the industry is changing and embracing diversity." Sarah Stante on what advice she would give to young female engineers.

Daiana Perfoll, Structural Design Engineer

"To me being part of celebrating International Women's Day means victory! There once was a struggle in the breakdown of stereotypes, it's still not easy but we are getting there. I've had two inspiring women in my career that have shown me qualities that I strive for. Firstly, work and study hard for technical knowledge. Secondly, wake up early to plan ahead and be organised. And last but not least, manage people by showing natural empathy. Create a relaxed and inclusive work environment where they feel comfortable and supported. "

Lies Desaer, Group Marketing Manager

"I see this day as the day that gives us the opportunity to reflect on and celebrate the many positive changes that have happened to create equality across the world. I am extremely grateful to work for a company that celebrates women's achievements every single day."

Rachael Oertel, Project Engineer

"When it comes to my career, I acknowledge my mentor - a friend and my former boss. He encourages women to pursue leadership roles and strives to do what he can to assist and mentor women in the construction industry, which is usually dominated by men."

"International Women's Day is a dedicated day to reflect on and celebrate the achievements of women around the world. It's also a day to recognise how far society has come in closing the gap on gender equality.", says Rachael.

Mandy Zhang, Accounts Manager

"One of my role models would be Emma Watson! I'm a big fan of the Harry Potter series and I admire her greatly. Aside from being a talented actress, she also advocates gender equality through her role as a UN Women Goodwill Ambassador which I find very inspiring."

Felicity Ball, Head of HR

"Although I am grateful to be able to celebrate a day like this, we still have a long way to go. That is why I think as a mother it is really important to guide our children in the right direction and lead by example."

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