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Embracing Diversity: SilverRail on Women’s history month

The author: Isabella Hales


Written by Isabella Hales

As March unfolds, the world comes together to celebrate Women's History Month, a time dedicated to honouring the contributions, struggles and triumphs of women throughout history. This annual observance serves as a poignant reminder of the remarkable strides women have made across diverse fields and cultures, while also highlighting the ongoing journey towards gender equality and empowerment.

At SilverRail, we celebrate diversity- we are an organisation where difference is truly valued and celebrated. Within our team, we wholeheartedly celebrate the diverse talents of women, recognizing their invaluable contributions. Our dedication extends beyond our workplace, as we actively work towards fostering a world that is more inclusive and fair for all.

Hear from some remarkable women who contribute their talents at SilverRail:

What does International Women’s Day and Women’s History month mean to the women at SilverRail?

Caitlin Gordon, People Ops Business Partner:

“An opportunity to reflect on the women in my life and give gratitude for those women who lift me up and help me to feel amazing, loved and courageous.”

Ulrica Jonsson, Office Manager & People and Facility Coordinator:

“That all women are valued.”

Linda Branäng, Head of Distribution Portfolio & Support:

“For me, International Women's Day is a way to draw attention to how far we have come in equality between women and men if you look historically, structurally and in everyday life. At the same time, drawing attention to how much is still unfair and unequal that needs to be highlighted and changed. For example, I think it is sad that development shows clear signs of regression when it comes to women's right to self-determination over their own bodies.”

If you could give one piece of advice to your younger self about navigating the professional world as a woman, what would it be?

Harriet Berwick, Director of Retail Products:

“I believe that emotion, empathy and a high regard for emotional intelligence (EQ) are qualities that should be celebrated, and can be a very strong benefit in the workplace.”

Caitlin Gordon, People Ops Business Partner:

“Show warmth and kindness wherever you go. Be trustworthy. Be confident in what you uniquely bring to the table. Develop your self-awareness and always look for opportunities to grow and extend.”

Ulrica Jonsson, Office Manager & People and Facility Coordinator:

“Believe in yourself, you are good enough as you are.”

Linda Branäng, Head of Distribution Portfolio & Support:

“Dare to take your space and speak up!" Someone wondered at one point which is more harmful, guy guessing ("killgissa") or girl knowing ("tjejveta"), i.e. knowing but not speaking up. In my opinion, just the fact that it was called girl knowing says something. I believe women have a responsibility to stand up and take our place.”

As we celebrate the accomplishments of women past and present, we also look towards the future, envisioning a world where every girl and woman has the opportunity to thrive and fulfil her potential. Through education, mentorship, advocacy, and policy reform, we can empower the next generation of female leaders, innovators, and change-makers. While much progress has been made, Women's History Month serves as a reminder that the journey towards gender equality is far from over. Women still face systemic barriers, discrimination, violence, and disparities in access to resources and opportunities. This month encourages us to recommit to the ongoing struggle for justice and equality, ensuring that every woman's rights are respected and upheld.

At SilverRail, we are committed to celebrating and recognising the achievements of women and continuing to work towards a more inclusive and equitable world.