International Women's Day

By The Business Hive | Posted: 15 Mar 2017

To celebrate International Women’s Day, Havelock Academy celebrated in style by hosting a range of inspiring ladies who talked about their career and the challenges they faced as a woman in their field.  Students in every year group, including boys, had the opportunity to listen to a selection of the ladies speak and they were all truly inspirational.

NELLIES (North East Lincolnshire Ladies Inspiring Everyday Success) kicked the day off in the morning by sharing their experiences with year 9 students.  Our very own Wendy Jackson, Principal, spoke to year 8 about the number of female head teachers in the secondary sector followed by Tracey Mackenzie Raynor who has an illustrious career in the Army.  Laura Peach STEM Ambassador and female engineer shared her experiences with year 7 students including the projects she has worked on around the world followed by Victoria Webber who is a business woman extraordinaire. She explained what it was that inspired her to go into business and the challenges she faced and how she overcame them.

In the afternoon we welcomed Joanne Hewson who is the Deputy Chief Exective of North East Lincolnshire Council who spoke to year 10 and 11 girls.  She set the girls a competition to find her salary on the NELC website, Georgia Silvester in year 11 won and found her salary - £120,000 p.a.

To end the celebration Annie Darby, Queens Nurse, shared with the girls what her most memorable moments in her career were – you could have heard a pin drop!

Kate Lister Flower Design kindly provided the flowers for each of our visitors, all with a purple theme to match the national campaign. 

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