Happy International Women’s Day to women around the world!

In line with our #JunoWomen campaign throughout the month of March on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn, today we’re sharing a poem written by Juno staff aptly called: ‘Women who work with women have the best job in the world.’ Enjoy!

Image sourced from https://www.internationalwomensday.com/IWD2021

Women who work with women have the best job in the world

They start early, miss lunch, and stay late
Work weekdays and weekends
On Christmas day, Boxing Day, and New Year’s Eve

Are on duty and on-call, get called out
And answer the phone in the middle of the night

Women who work with women
Work with children, in school, in Refuge
Hire a coach to go to the seaside
And have a sing-along on the way

Drive the length and breadth of the county
Never getting lost 
They carry dogs and cats and rats
In the front seat of their car

Women who work with women
Walk fast to meetings, to court
To the police station and MARAC
And to catch the last bus home

Open Tesco, talk on the radio
Have their picture in the paper
And on the side of trams

Women who work with women
Have fun, play rounders
Go to the pub and laugh and drink
And dance the night away

Women who work with women
Who work with women
Do the contracts and pay role and expenses
Send invoices and balance the books
Order paper and pens check the mail
And book PUDDING for away days

Women who work with women
Forget their fob, get locked out
Reverse charge call
Borrow ladders, climb through the window
And don’t PANIC!

Women who work with women
Speak in English and Urdu
German and Cantonese
In Hindi and Italian and Punjabi
And more

Women who work with women
Have bits of ceiling fall on their heads
Sit next to draughty windows
Remove window blocks to let fresh air in

And have to put them back for
Health and Safety!

Women who work with women
Grow sunflowers and vegetables
Bake cakes and scones
And bring them in biscuit tins to share

Women who work with women
Are 6ft 2 and 5ft 3 are 25, 35, 45 or older
Are daughters and sisters and aunts
And Mothers and grandmothers

Women who work with women
Have coffee breaks and cigarette breaks
Have a good chat and put the worlds to rights