As International Women’s Day approaches on Friday 8th March, we at Maverick have taken a moment to reflect on the significance of this day and reaffirm our commitment to creating a diverse and inclusive workplace.

Laura Hall, the managing director of Maverick Diagnostics, is pleased to share her personal journey with International Women’s Day, reminiscing about her first encounter with the celebration while studying in Eastern Europe during the 1990s.

Laura said: “I was struck by the fervour and reverence with which International Women’s Day was celebrated. It wasn’t just about formally recognising women’s achievements; it was about the heartfelt and joyous celebrations that accompanied it.”

“The day was filled with flowers, chocolates, and acts of appreciation, creating a truly special atmosphere. What touched me most was the efforts made in workplaces to honour this day: men went to great lengths to show their appreciation for the women in the office, organising celebrations, including gifts, lunches, and even small shows!”

“This created an atmosphere of camaraderie and celebration, transcending the ordinary workday and showcasing a wonderful spirit of generosity and respect.” 

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The values of International Women’s Day align with Maverick Diagnostics’ standards of respect, positivity, inclusivity, and teamwork. As such, with Laura at the helm, the company has implemented several initiatives, aimed at building an inclusive work environment:

  1. Diverse hiring practices: The company’s recruitment strategy focuses on talent and potential, ensuring that opportunities are accessible to all, regardless of gender, ethnicity, or background.
  2. Support and development: Maverick Diagnostics is committed to supporting its staff through coaching and encouraging an ethos where everyone feels comfortable and able to speak up and contribute.
  3. Celebrating achievements: The company makes a point of celebrating the achievements of its team members, highlighting everyone’s contributions that lead to success.

As Maverick Diagnostics marks International Women’s Day, it’s an opportunity to reaffirm our commitment to an inclusive workplace where every employee feels valued and respected. Moreover, it’s a call to action for everyone in the industry to recognise the crucial role diversity plays in driving innovation and excellence.