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In celebration of International Women’s Day this year let’s spotlight our wonderful founder of Altaira, Gaynor Giro.
Altaira was founded in 2008 by Gaynor Giro, and since then it has grown exponentially from just two nurses locally to a vibrant and robust national organisation. In 1991 at the age of 21, Gaynor began her career as a Carer, Endorsed Enrolled Nurse, and Registered Nurse, with Florence Nightingale as her inspiration.
It was her experiences working in these roles within aged care facilities that made her realise that she needed to make a positive change within the aged care industry. She wanted to ensure that our aging population was getting the best care possible, and established Altaira with that mission.
Gaynor established Altaira wanting to become a partner to her clients in the sector, not just another service provider. She was instrumental in setting the foundations for Altaira, achieving the goals she set for herself and her small team, and then guiding and growing Altaira into a company where family matters, what you stand for matters, and how you achieve it matters.
Gaynor is exceptionally proud of how far the company has grown and the direction that Jelena and the rest of the team are taking it. Gaynor feels that one of Altaira’s strengths is the great sense of teamwork amongst the team, and this is one of the reasons the company runs so effectively.
Her greatest accomplishment has been building and maintaining personalised relationships with both clients and staff. It is important to Gaynor that everyone feels valued and seen, instead of merely a number in the company.
Just like Altaira’s founder Gaynor, there are so many amazing women that deserve to be celebrated, and this Women’s Day is the perfect time to bring attention to and celebrate the achievements of women across the world!