International Women’s Day 2024

8th March 2024 Company News

Empowering Women: Random42 Celebrates International Women’s Day


International Women’s Day (IWD) is observed annually on March 8th to celebrate the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender equality. IWD serves as a reminder that achieving gender equality is a collective effort. Through collaboration and unity, we can shape a world where all individuals, irrespective of gender, have the opportunity to lead fulfilling lives with dignity and fairness.

The significance of IWD lies in its focus on raising awareness about gender equality and women’s rights. It serves as a reminder of the progress that has been made toward gender equality while also highlighting the challenges that still exist. It’s a time to celebrate the achievements of women in various fields and to advocate for further advancements in areas such as equal pay, reproductive rights, access to education and healthcare, and ending violence against women. Additionally, it provides a platform for women’s voices to be heard and for communities to come together to address issues related to gender discrimination and inequality.

What does International Women’s Day mean to Random42?


At Random42, we are incredibly proud that half our team are female and even more so that this statistic extends to our Managers and Executive Team. We have so many talented women across all our teams who bring innovative ideas, fresh perspectives, and creative solutions to our business.

We love to see our female colleagues progress within their chosen career at Random42 and support them in achieving their personal goals by investing in their development through job-specific training, management training, and executive coaching. We also understand the challenges many women face in balancing their responsibilities at home and work, particularly those with young families or other caring responsibilities.

Random42 offers the following with the aim of empowering women to thrive in their careers without impacting their lives outside work:

  • Enhanced 6 months pay for those on maternity/adoption leave
  • Paid time off to attend fertility treatment appointments
  • Up to 5 days paid dependent leave every 12 months
  • Enhanced paid leave for anyone experiencing pregnancy loss
  • Hybrid working
  • Pregnant employees have the option to work from home full-time for their last 4 weeks at work prior to maternity leave
  • Accommodating flexible working requests wherever possible
  • Wellbeing benefits such as Calm Premium, Medicash, and our Employee Assistance Programme

We asked some of our female senior leaders what International Women’s Day means to them…

Random42 female senior leaders

“For me, International Women’s Day is a day to be proud of who I am. As a mother of two little girls, I am so proud of them already and I want them to grow up to be confident and take pride in their achievements. This doesn’t always mean achievements that are externally validated or valued, but things that truly mean something to them individually. My aim is to instil this in them by role modelling self-acceptance, and as they grow, I hope to be open with them about challenges I have faced and how I have overcome them.

One of the things I am most proud of is that I have forged a career alongside motherhood which I find fulfilling and rewarding, and in some small way helps me shape the way women are treated in the workplace. I take great pride in working for a company where both the overall workforce and senior leadership team are around 50% female and where we support women through initiatives such as training, enhanced family-friendly policies, and equal opportunities for progression within their chosen career path. I also feel very lucky to work with so many inspirational and talented women every day!”

– Cara Stewart, HR Director


“Today is about celebrating how far we have come in improving equality and rights for women, whilst also recognising what there is left to do. In my life, being female has never impacted the path I have taken; whether this be down to the supportive guidance and management I have received, the sector I work in, the inspiring females that surround me, or having parents who made me feel like anything was possible. For countless women, the same assumptions cannot be said. It is in our efforts to raise awareness and guidance to all genders, that we can have the biggest impact on empowering and inspiring the next generation of strong women.

In a quote from G.D. Anderson, she highlights that ‘feminism isn’t about making women stronger. Women are already strong; it’s about changing the way the world perceives that strength.’”

– Laura Price, Head of Global Strategic Accounts


“My journey in medical communications has been paved by the strength and guidance of incredible women. Many who have become not just colleagues, but a sisterhood facing shared trials and triumphs – proving that women can excel in this field. While I have seen awe-inspiring achievements in a field led by strong women, it doesn’t mean the challenges women face have dissipated. International Women’s Day is a reminder to continue to empower the next generations, regardless of gender, so that we can pave the way for a future where everyone can reach their full potential.”

– Gabriella Andriesz, Business Development Director


“As tends to be the case across the biomedical sciences, the demographic of the Science & Project management team here at Random42 is predominantly female. Last year, we had the pleasure of not one or two, but three beautiful babies born to team members! Of course, it became clear to me how essential it is to provide support with flexible policies to make their return from maternity leave, which can often be daunting, as seamless and comfortable as possible, allowing us to retain and develop our most experienced team members.”

– Elly Spreckley, CSO


“Recognising and appreciating the individual contributions that women have made and changing the perception of women’s strength. It’s inspiring to see the number and quality of female artists in the animation industry growing. Continuing to close the gap on equality is something that we should all further pursue.”

– Nicola Alexander, Art Director


“International Women’s Day is a day to celebrate the great achievements women around the globe made in the past. It is also a day to remind us that we should continue to strive for a world where women’s voices are heard, and every girl’s dream is possible.”

– Ziwei Liu, Legal Director

Random42 Celebrates Womens Day 2024
Pictured left to right: Cara, Nicola, Gabriella, Elly, Laura & Ziwei.

At Random42, we celebrate International Women’s Day with a strong commitment to creating a workplace where every individual, regardless of gender, has equal opportunities to succeed.

International Women’s Day serves as an important reminder that together we can create a gender-equal world, free of bias, stereotypes, and discrimination. It underscores the importance of recognising and amplifying the voices of women, advocating for their rights, and building an inclusive society where every woman can thrive free from discrimination and oppression.

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