International Women’s Day 2024

March 7 2024

As we celebrate International Women’s Day this Friday, 8th March, we are proud to honour the incredible women who inspire us every day at St. Ewe. From our CEO, Bex Tonks, and our founding Director Christine Tonks, to the many talented women who contribute to our team, their dedication and leadership are truly remarkable.  

This year we asked our team to tell us about the inspirational women in their lives and what they mean to them:  

Georgia Pearl (Technical & Poultry Team): “This is my Mum. She has supported me throughout my life. But more recently has been a tower of strength, given me the drive to keep moving forward and each and every day I am grateful.”  

Nikki Owen (Head of PR & Comms): “My mum. She is the most beautiful, selfless, kind, positive, strong, hardworking, and inspirational woman. Life hasn’t always been easy, far from it, but she has always faced adversity with a tenacious resilience and zealous spirit; inspiring me and giving me strength to do and be better every day. She inspires so many others around her, and I feel extraordinarily lucky to call her my mum and my best friend.” 

Vince Cox (Technical & Poultry Director): “This is Janice Green who was the first manager I had in my first job at Weetabix. She was an incredibly engaging leader who knew how to balance humility with a strong sense of doing things right. I have always set her as my benchmark of how to do my job.” 

Jason Bolding (Head of People): “These three women/girls inspire me every day! It could be their determination to do well at school, or Emma’s strength to balance a career/ motherhood and study. The girls surpass my expectations every day and their Mum is the perfect role model for them to look up to!”  

Martin Glinski (Managing Director): “My nan is one of my heroes. Born in Somerset, worked in London during World War 2 where she met my grandfather whilst working for the home office. They moved to Cornwall and became farmers in Lelant near St Ives after the war. I am grateful that I was able to spend a lot of time with both my grandparents whilst I was growing up and have fond memories of drinking homemade lemonade or elderflower pop on a warm summer evening outside their cottage in Angarrack. There was an inbuilt resilience to my nan, that I am completely in awe of. She faced so many challenges during her 96 years and even in the later years battling dementia she never lost her joyful spirit.” 

These stories remind us of the power of women’s influence and the impact they have on those around them. Today, and every day, we honour and celebrate the achievements and contributions of women everywhere. 

Happy International Women’s Day!