Baptcare celebrates International Women’s Day

At Baptcare, we are proud to be celebrating International Women’s Day to highlighting the history and impact that women have within our organisation.

The Baptcare story was started by an inspiring group of Baptist women, who in 1945, came together to during a time of war to raise £4,000, to open Australia’s first Baptist home for older people, Strathalan, which is still in operation today.

To this day, we continue the mission this inspiring group of women started and are proud that our Board is now represented by our first female chair, Robina Bradley.

An inspiring woman in her own right, who after embarking on a career in nursing successfully combined her career and her Australian travel ambitions, which led her to working in Alice Springs, helping Aboriginal Communities access healthcare within this region before making the move to policy which has spanned a series of roles across health, working on major projects in change and improvement, including commissioning prison health services for the Victorian Government from Pentridge Prison to Port Philip Prison Health Services (and being the first accredited prison health service in Australia), and later General Manager of Northern Health – Aged Care Residential.

This International Women’s Day we are proud that our Executive Leadership team has 50% female representation, 71% of manager roles are occupied by females and that our workforce is made up of 83% of women.