‘Balance for Better’ – in Business

Amergin celebrates International Women’s Day and shines a spotlight on our own strong female lead – Director Christine Dempsey

Since 1908 women have taken to the streets, fundraised in their workplaces and had open conversations about how best we can join voices and spread the message of equal rights for all.

Whilst we have come a long way since that first march in the streets of New York, it still remains pertinent to celebrate the achievements of women whether social, political, economic or cultural – while also marking a call to action for accelerating gender balance.

This month Amergin are shining a spotlight on and celebrating the exceptional work our Director Christine Dempsey has contributed to our sector, and the positive impact she has had as a mentor and support for other women in the corporate sector to strive for balance in business.

This year’s International Women’s Day theme is about #BalanceforBetter! Whilst we celebrate all women in all their diversities, the race is on for the gender-balanced boardroom and Christine is the passionate force within Amergin to keep this at the forefront.

Whilst statistics show that 26.6% of CEOs/Directors/Board Members are now females, nearly 50% of major companies still have no women in executive management roles at all.

The value of female leadership can increase overall business performance and create stable revenue, increase returns on investments and enable less unpredictable profit margins.

Whilst Amergin have been successful in business for approx. 8 years, with the inclusion of Director Christine in 2014, Amergin have been able to further excel and transform Amergin’s support to the community and disability sector as an innovative and visionary business that genuinely cares.

Fellow Directors Anthony and Tony describe Christine as “fiercely dedicated and determined” and explain that she is “an extremely passionate leader with an unrivaled drive to motivate, educate and inspire both staff and clientele alike”.

Whilst Christine displays her knowledge and experience daily, she is always looking to grow and even reach beyond her potential through daily professional and personal development activities. Christine believes in “taking everyone along the journey together” in business – creating that balance amongst not only the sexes but also the hierarchy. She wants the business to experience success but also those she mentors to also share in that success. Christine explains that being an impactful and balanced leader means, “supporting and encouraging all team members to feel passionate about what they do and to love what they do. I want to help them find ways to grow themselves and not simply lead from the top of an Ivory Tower; I want to pursue our dreams together”.

Christine is also encouraging for other females around her to never doubt their worth in working environments, and to “back themselves” as formidable and strong females that should be recognised for their worth, regardless of their position in the corporate food chain.

Christine has played a pivotal role in the success of many NDIS and Aged Care businesses, the expansion of Amergin as a business and its team, and the improvement of care offered to those most vulnerable in our community.

Amergin would like to extend a sincere THANK YOU to our strong female lead Christine for all that she contributes to the business and the sector; creating awareness and educating fellow women in the workplace to step-up to their leading role. Amergin would also like to acknowledge the additional Amergin team of female staff and the passionate work they do each day.

For more information about International Women’s Day events in your area or about the #BalanceforBetter movement, please visit https://iwda.org.au/

**share your ‘balance’ image and use the hashtag #BalanceforBetter to spread awareness of this year’s International Women’s Day campaign.