International womens day

Mainmark celebrates International Women’s Day 2020

With International Women’s Day yesterday, Mainmark would like to acknowledge the fantastic contribution that women in our organisation bring to their roles.

We introduce three of the many women who work at Mainmark, across a range of roles and geographies.

JOG Technician, Jodi McNulty has been working with Mainmark for five years. Based in Christchurch, Jodi loves all the different challenges each project presents, especially on her current job where they are using JOG in a unique way to how it has been used in the past.

Jodi is the only female Technician across the whole of Mainmark. Working in a traditionally male dominated field, Jodi is demonstrating women’s capability to thrive in the ground engineering industry.

Prior to working at Mainmark, Jodi had no engineering background. She says she owes her industry knowledge to the various Mainmark staff who have taught her along the way. Jodi will be celebrating International Women’s Day quietly at home enjoying a well-deserved day off!

Head of People and Culture, Ekaterina Tabbernal is new to the Mainmark team having started in January this year. During work hours you can find Ekaterina engaging with staff, coaching managers, and creating policies and systems to ensure Mainmark remains HR compliant. Out of office you can find her spending time with her three children, supporting the Arts or going for a run.

As her first foray into the ground engineering world, Ekaterina is enjoying seeing Mainmark’s products in action and travelling between offices. In just over a month, she has travelled to Queensland, Victoria and New Zealand to meet staff from all areas of the business.

For International Women’s Day Ekaterina will be celebrating the women in her life by spending time with friends who also work in the HR industry. She owes her passion for HR to her TAFE teacher who was instrumental in forging her path in the industry. Now settling into her role, Ekaterina is hoping that Mainmark staff recognise the benefits HR can provide and that she is available and approachable should they need her advice.

Claire HartleyGlobal Head of Marketing, Claire Hartley has been an integral part of the Mainmark team for almost five years now. Based in the Northbridge office, Claire is responsible for planning, executing and budgeting wide ranging marketing and communication strategies across all customer facing touch points including PR, advertising, media, digital and social.

Claire describes Mainmark as an inclusive workplace regardless of race or gender and values its supportive culture that allows flexibility to support family life and healthy living.

This International Women’s Day Claire will be closely following the media to stay up-to-date on topical gender-based issues. Claire is particularly inspired by any woman who does well in their chosen field despite coming up against sexism in society.  As a mother of two boys, she is very conscious of gender bias and suggests people become aware of ways in which men and women in leadership roles are often viewed differently; a recent headline that captured her attention is Women Are ‘Bossy’, Men Are ‘Leaders’.

International Women’s Day is celebrated around the world on the 8th of March.