Today is International Women’s Day (March 8 2024)

And we’re celebrating all Abbeycroft Women to validate this year’s theme #InspireInclusion.

When we inspire others to understand and value women’s inclusion, we forge a better world and when women themselves are inspired to be included, there’s a sense of belonging, relevance, and empowerment.

As an organisation our workforce is made up of around 68% females and we’re incredibly proud of our female senior leadership team. We continue to buck the national and industry trends by reporting a negative pay gap, which means that females in our organistaion have not been disadvantaged over the years 2016-2023.

We recognise and celebrate our diverse female staff and customer base, who continue to inspire us and each other; strong females who play football and rugby; lift weights, run marathons; find time in their busy schedules to take a fitness class and females who take the first steps to a healthier lifestyle and put their trust in us.

One of our customers, Amandine, who went on to become one of our fitness instructors, recently took part in Ninja Warriors and she inspires women and Mums every day to get active and to encourage their children to be active.

Females in their 70s and 80s who take part in our health programmes and completely transform their health, mobility and social lives for the better continue to astound us with their resilience and determination.

We celebrate our female Sports Ambassadors including FIFA football referee Abi Byrne, operating internationally in the Women’s Champions League and International fixtures, and domestically on the Women’s Super League (WSL) and men’s National League.

So are you in? Will you inspire inclusion? Strike the #InspireInclusion pose to show solidarity and share it across social media. When we truly value difference, inclusion comes from the heart.

Collectively, let’s forge a more inclusive world for women.

Happy International Womens Day
Abi Byrne

Abi Byrne – Abbeycroft Ambassador and FIFA referee.


Fitness instructor, Amandine.