Birmingham Airport celebrate "International Women's Day 2019" based on the theme of #BalancedforBetter

Birmingham Airport celebrated "International Women's Day" on Friday 8 March 2019 with
a series of activities running across the Airport based on the official theme #BalancedforBetter

This year's #IWD2019 is about raising awareness against bias and taking action for equality, with
emphasis being placed on how a gender-balanced world is better for all. To celebrate women's
achievements, Birmingham Airport reached out to some of its most inspiring female employees to
share the reasons why International Women's Day is important to them. A series of videos have
been captured and shared across the Airport's social media channels, showcasing achievements
made by women across the business

Angela Fisher, Payroll Manager at Birmingham Airport, joined in September 1983 making her the
Airport's longest standing female employee. Angela started as a trainee in the post room, later
securing a vacancy in the payroll department where she took on the title of Clerical Assistant.
In 2006 she was promoted to Payroll Manager and has worked in the same role to this very day

Kirstin Kane, Head of Sustainability at Birmingham Airport, joined in October 2000 at the age
of 16. Kirstin started as a trainee in the HR department originally, but as the Airport shifted its
focus to sustainability and the environment, there was a need to recruit in this area. Kirstin took
on the role of Trainee Environmental Officer gaining on the job training, as well as a series of
Diplomas and Degrees to build on her knowledge

Kay Hodgkisson, Customer Experience and Standards Manager at Birmingham Airport has worked
in various roles for 20 years. Starting her career as a check-in agent at 18 years of age, Kay moved
onto various roles eventually joining the Birmingham Airport Customer Service team, as a Passenger
Services Manager. After four years, Kay was promoted to her current role where she leads the
Customer Experience Operational team

"International Women's Day" themed cupcakes were also shared with employees across the Head
Office as well as terminal to celebrate the day. To see the videos "click" here

Friday 8 March 2019


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