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Celebrating International Women's Day 2022: PT II Speaking up to #BreakTheBias

PT II Speaking up and breaking the bias for good

In the second and final part of our series, we’re bringing home the theme of breaking the bias with four of our female leaders at PeopleIN - four leaders out of a total 67% female workforce and 60% female leadership team at PeopleIN - we’re proud of the pioneering work we’ve done, but acknowledge there’s further to go to #BreakTheBias.

So how do we start to break the bias?

"Education and awareness are where it all begins. People being aware that we all have these in-built biases. Reflecting on your own bias and reflecting on how that works and where it works and ensuring that you educate yourself around impacts." - Erika Thompson, AWX

Julie says navigating career and caregiver responsibilities is still a challenge for many women ’you get into that cycle as a woman, if you’re at work you feel a bit guilty, if you’re at home you feel guilty you’re not doing your work.’


"The allies that now exist across the AWX and the conversations that are happening, that’s how we start to drive that real change." - Erika Thompson, AWX

"Speak up, don’t let yourself be walked over. Ask for respect. You can do it nicely, it doesn’t have to be defiant." - Catherine Rivard, Timberwolf

All four women agree that PeopleIN fosters an inclusive environment, where individual and different talents are recognised, and where women can develop careers in leadership.


"I think it’s amazing just to be part of such a great organisation that has a lot of really strong females inside our business."- Julie Kirk, Halcyon Knights

"It’s a healthy work environment, where women can say and do what they need to to get their job done. There are absolutely no limits. It’s a healthy environment to have a voice. It’s encouraged to have a voice." - Ariella McQuinn, ISS

PeopleIN is committed to a gender-equal world.


A world free of bias, stereotypes and discrimination.

A world that's diverse, equitable, and inclusive. A world where difference is valued and celebrated.


Together we can forge women's equality. Collectively we can all take action for equality and #BreakTheBias.

International Women’s Day official site.