Today marks International Women’s Day. It’s a day that celebrates the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women whilst also calling for equality – where men and women are treated the same. International Women’s Day has been marked for over 100 years, with the first gathering held in 1911.

On International Women’s Day we are shining the light on Emily Till, Registered Mental Health Nurse, who was nominated by Abbie Farley, who said:

“Emily is a newly qualified nurse working in a challenging environment. She demonstrates excellent qualities of a nurse, including communication, teamwork, care, and compassion. She is very committed to her role and work environment, always putting in one hundred percent. She has built a good rapport with the team and patient group, and is a valued member of the team. Well done, Emily. You’re a pleasure to work with!”

Emily was asked about her role and what equality; diversity and inclusion means to her. Emily said:

“Starting my role in forensic inpatient services was both exciting and challenging, but seeing the differences made on a daily basis by the hard-working teams I am a part of makes me very proud.

For me, equality, diversity and inclusion mean bringing together the unique knowledge, skills, experiences and personalities that we all have. Making sure everyone’s voices and stories are heard drives a compassionate and motivated team and brings better outcomes for both staff and patients alike.”

Emily Till