Mercy Health celebrates International Women’s Day 2024

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Mercy Health is excited to celebrate International Women’s Day 2024, and support this year’s global United Nations theme, Count Her In: Invest in Women. Accelerate Progress.

International Women’s Day is an opportunity to recognise and celebrate the achievements of women. Mercy Health acknowledges all women across our organisation across the areas of Health Services, Healthy Ageing and Support Services.

This year’s global United Nations theme is Count Her In: Invest in Women. Accelerate Progress. The theme focuses on driving economic empowerment by supporting women in all aspects and providing equal opportunities to accelerate progress.

The time is now to ensure women and girls can access equal opportunity to build their capabilities and strengthen their capacity to learn, earn and lead.

We are looking at ways to remove barriers, to create pathways to support women in achieving equal participation in the economy, and of course, here at Mercy Health.

This International Women’s Day at Mercy Health, we asked our teams to ‘Count Her In’ through a number of activations and initiatives.

‘Count Her In’ trees were installed at Mercy Hospital for Women, Werribee Mercy Hospital and Mercy Health residential aged care homes to give staff an opportunity to write a special message about the women in their teams who inspire them to learn and lead.



International Women’s Day is also an opportunity to formally recognise the achievements of women across Mercy Health with the annual Honour Roll of Women.

Nominated by their colleagues and teams, the women recognised in our Honour Roll of Women are dedicated to their roles, encourage advancement, contribute to gender equality in their community and continue to live Mercy Health’s values. We acknowledge their work and compassion and are proud to announce our 2024 inductees.

2024 Inductees

Dr. Anne Harrison, Allied Health Research Lead and Physiotherapy Manager

Samantha (Sam) Allen, Administration Officer

Kerri-Ann Campbell, HRIS Project PMO Lead

Natalie Martin, Nurse in Charge

Charisse Fiteni, Computer Clerk

Julie Rhodes, Administration

Leonie Shelton, Lifestyle Coordinator

Vicky Christ, Assistant in Nurse

Angela Scott, Maintenance & Quality Officer

Jennifer McLeod, Deputy Divisional Director, Women and Children’s

Cindy Stevenson, Business Support Supervisor

Tara Chandrasegran, Acting National Director of Care and Clinical Leadership

Margaret Barrett, Senior ER Business Partner

Kate Bermingham, Nurse Unit Manager

Siew Fah Chong, Outpatient Clerk

Caroline Dewar, Social Worker.

Amy Farrelly, Nurse Unit Manager

Nicole Barr, Nurse Educator

Valerie Kyritsis, Perinatal Midwife


Mercy Health Group CEO Angela Nolan was proud to celebrate the achievements of all Mercy Health women this International Women’s Day.

“It is no surprise my colleagues at all levels, lead with compassion and determination, demonstrating the behaviours that embody our mission. This is what makes our workplace so special,” Angela said.

Mercy Health is committed to achieving equity and gender equality and are proud to have been recognised by the Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA) as an Employer of Choice for Gender Equality, a citation we have held since 2008. You can read more about WGEA, and our gender pay gap here.

Last reviewed March 7, 2024.

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