Oasis HR Group’s International Women of the Year 2019

International Womens Day 2019 Oasis HRWhat’s International Women’s Day?

“International Women’s Day (March 8) is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity.

“International Women’s Day (IWD) has occurred for well over a century, with the first IWD gathering in 1911 supported by over a million people in Austria, Denmark, Germany and Switzerland. Prior to this the Socialist Party of America, United Kingdom’s Suffragists and Suffragettes, and further groups campaigned for women’s equality.” (internationalwomensday.com, 2019)

How are we celebrating at the Oasis HR Group?

At the Oasis HR Group, we’re celebrating IWD’19 by sharing the stories of four amazing ladies that we’ve had the pleasure of working with over the last 12 months. We’ve got to know these wonderful women as candidates, clients, HR Think Tank Series members and Resourcing Insight customers, and we think they’re totally brilliant. So, for the last month, we’ve been promoting their achievements to inspire others and ensure that their contributions to the HR and recruitment world are recognised and celebrated.

1. Nicky Bizzell | Interim Head of Recruitment

Our first nominee is the fabulous Nicky Bizzell, a corporate resourcing specialist who earnt her stripes leading recruitment for businesses including Dentons, Eversheds, Sainsbury’s and AXA Investment Managers. A big thank you to Nicky for being part of our celebrations!

2. Keryth Mansfield | Senior HR Business Partner / People Director

Our second nominee is Keryth Mansfield, an incredible HR professional whom we’ve had the pleasure to work with, both as a candidate and client. We would like to take this moment to celebrate her achievements so far as an HR Business Partner and give her an Oasis round of applause for being an amazing female in the industry.

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3. Catherine Schlieben | Global TA Leader and HR Director

Our third nominee is Catherine Schlieben, a talented Global TA Leader and HR Director at Worldpay. She has continuously shown amazing leadership and influence in her role. Through Resourcing Insight’s longtime relationship with her organisation, she’s utilised their reporting to positively impact their Resourcing and HR function. As well as being an all-around positive role model for anyone within the HR/recruitment industry.

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4. Georgiana Diana Barbanta | Talent Acquisition Manager

Our fourth and final nominee is Georgiana Diana Barbanta. We met Georgiana at one of our HR Think Tank Series events and were immediately impressed by her industry knowledge and career success. Her interview with us was so lovely and motivational, it is a must-read for anyone starting out in their careers.


We’d like to say a HUGE thank you to the four fantastic females who’ve been a part of our International Women’s Day celebrations this year. And finally, we wish you a very happy IWD 2019!

“Here’s to strong women. May we know them. May we be them. May we raise them”.

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