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Breaking Barriers: Importance of Amplifying Women’s Voices

Vanessa Valerio

Editor's Notes

Apr 02, 2024

4 min read

Women have played important roles throughout history, yet their contributions are often undervalued or minimized. The celebration of Women’s History Month in the past month serves as a reminder of the pivotal roles that women have played in shaping societies and industries globally. It provides a platform to celebrate women’s achievements, resilience, and sacrifice from all walks of life. Not only is it about recognizing their contributions who have paved the way for others but also serves as a commitment to the ongoing quest for gender equality and justice. Just as the women before us, we commit to a lifelong goal of making a positive difference for others. 

In the home care industry, we've encountered challenges, some subtly nuanced and others glaringly obvious, particularly as women entrepreneurs. However, rather than allowing these obstacles to deter us, they've fueled our determination to forge ahead and shape our own destinies. As women, we're inherently called upon to embody courage and resilience, especially in the face of adversity. It's imperative that we not only persevere but also uplift and celebrate one another along the way.

While strides have been made in gender equality over the past century, it's imperative to acknowledge that these stories still reflect an unequal playing field perpetuated by stereotypes and social constructs that undermine women's confidence. Roughly 67% of the global health and social care workforce comprises women, underlining their indispensable role in shaping the industry's trajectory. As healthcare evolves, women continue to excel, spearheading policy changes and advocating for the well-being of countless individuals, colleagues, and clinicians alike. Female leaders lead the charge in advancing women's health initiatives and tackling gender disparities in medical research and leadership roles. We hope that the stories we highlighted this month will inspire other women and make them feel seen, heard, and valued.

Our ultimate aim is to advocate for a more accurate representation of women within the healthcare industry, fostering inclusivity and embracing diverse perspectives to create a truly equitable space. This month, and every month, serves as a poignant reminder to raise awareness and champion gender equity tirelessly.

Vanessa Valerio


Vanessa Valerio

Chief Operating Officer

Passionate about living life and loving people fully. Has an adventurous spirit and an unusual craving for mangoes. Her mantra: Always be loving and kind.

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