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CELEBRATION OF WORKING WOMENS DAY

CELEBRATION OF WORKING WOMENS DAY
 
As we celebrate both Mothers Day and International Working Womens Day (IWD) in March, we take a look at the working world of women and their achievements.
 
Almost 100 years on, IWD is still celebrated annually worldwide on 8th March with hundreds of events to mark the political, economic and social achievements of women.
 
In fact the United Nations gave the day official recognition in 1975 and many countries such as Russia, Ukraine and China class 8th March, IWD, as a national holiday.
 
The main focus of the day is to lobby for advancing the rights of women in the workforce, in politics and society.
 
And how things have moved forward for the working woman since International Working Womens Days roots which go back to the late 1800s.
 
A recent survey conducted by the British Franchise Association revealed that over 30% of the 500,000 new businesses started each year are founded by women. That equates to over 130,000 women being master of their own destiny and following their dreams.
 
Joy Cross is a Director of HR Consultancy, HR Ltd, part of national recruitment group, HR GO plc, which she set up alongside a colleague three years ago. Joy comments: There are so many opportunities out there for working women today if they have the drive and ambition to succeed. And balancing family life with running a business can work well too.
 
I have recently returned to work following the birth of my first child. The transition back to work was made easier by keeping in touch throughout my maternity leave and being able to introduce flexible working patterns into my working week. I feel that I can now bring even more attributes to the business that I have learned from having a family efficiency, organisation, and, most important, the tried and well tested skill of doing about 10 things at once!
 
HR GO plc consists of over 30 joint venture businesses with many women as the Directors and Managers. In fact, HR GO plc was founded by the Chairmans mother, Mrs Betty Parkinson in Dartford, Kent over 50 years ago who herself is a fine example of a successful businesswoman and a true recruitment pioneer.
 
HR GO plc is one of the top 65 recruitment companies in the UK. The business turns over around 70 million and employs 360 permanent staff and over 4000 contract personnel.

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