The theme for International Women’s Day in 2019 is #BalanceForBetter, which is designed to strive for a more balanced world, a world where there is fewer biases and equal opportunities for all.
At Mable, we’re proud to have a range of inspiring and passionate female independent workers providing support to clients via our platform. Currently, the care industry’s workforce is made up with a majority of women. According to the a report from the NDS, 70 percent of the disability workforce are women, with 80 percent in the aged care sector according to a report from Aged Care Guide. .
Below are three exceptional women, representing just a fraction of our community, who go above and beyond for their clients.
Jane Callan uses the Mable platform while completing her final year studies in paramedic science. A significant advantage she finds of using Mable is the flexibility and variety of people that connect via the platform. It is through this incredible variety that she has met strong women that empower one another to be the best versions of themselves.
“Through Mable, I have met people that help me to grow in personal and practical ways. With diverse backgrounds and experiences, I get to learn things I would never have known without their knowledge. I have two regular clients who are supportive of my schedule, one of which is an amazing woman. She inspires me on such a practical level to work harder and strive for whatever I want, regardless of stereotypes. Together, we are the epitome of girl power!”
Mariana Torres De la Ota is an independent support worker who is originally from Mexico City. When she was in Mexico, she worked in an orphanage for ten years as a social worker. Mariana also holds a masters in social work from RMIT. In Australia, she has worked for World Vision, and at a mental health carers network.“I get so much out of Mable and my clients. I have met some fabulous people on the platform. With one of my clients, I teach him Spanish for an hour and teach him about my Spanish culture. It does not feel like work!”
Independent support worker Carolina Rapa has a Bachelor of Health Science Nutrition and Dietetic Medicine and is also a qualified personal trainer. As a result of this, Carolina is passionate about health and wellness. “ I can offer guidance about nutritional needs and exercise, and teach them how to prepare meals. My clients appreciate this, as they can learn how to improve their health potential. I made one of my client’s overnight oats, he loved it, and he discovered that you could eat healthily and delicious too.