Dr. Martens Industrial Champions Update – Being a Changemaker

Dr-Martens - Industrial Champions

It’s almost been a month since we revealed the names of the Dr. Martens Industrial Champions and we’ve been keeping them busy. They have been photographed at work in their new Dr. Martens women’s industrial collection boots and soon their exclusive blogs will be published on the Dr. Martens site. They have been putting their new boots through their paces. Watch this space for further updates from our champions.

As a quick reminder for you, our Dr. Martens Industrial Champions are:

Jessica Tabibi

Jessica Tabibi is a quantity surveyor with experience in commercial, fit-outs, education, healthcare, new builds and refurbishments.


Jessica Tabibi

Carlene Brooks

Carlene Brooks is a scaffolder after having changed career from being a customer service representative for a car rental company and a postal delivery worker.


Carlene Brooks

Emily Hayden

Emily Hayden is a senior project manager and building surveyor.

Emily Hayden

Emily Hayden

In this Changemaker issue of Womanthology we thought it was the right time to continue the conversation about the need for professional women working in industry and on site to be given a choice of protection, style and colour for their footwear, and to no longer have to compromise.

Dr. Martens is proud to empower and protect women. Anything less just wouldn’t be Dr. Martens. They don’t believe in ‘shrinking and pinking’ their men’s ranges. They want their female consumers to have their own range of boots that blends functionality and kick-ass styling.

We’re sharing some of our favourite tweets from the campaign because we believe that it’s time for positive change in industry and the trades and we want to be part of this alongside you. You told us that you expect the same level of protection as any man in the workplace. You are serious about your job and you are also serious about your choice of footwear.

We’ve also caught up with Jon Marchant, Global Category Director at Dr. Martens following the launch of the new women’s industrial range, who told us:

We’re thrilled with how well both the campaign and collection has been received. The conversations this has started just showcases to us even more so how women in industry need to be catered for. It’s disappointing to hear how female workers across the UK and the rest of the world are not being given enough support through their PPE, not just footwear but the entire uniform. Although this campaign is a step in the right direction, there’s still a lot more the industry can do to ensure female workers are receiving the same level of protection and choice as their male colleagues. We look forward to working with our three industry champions to help change the mind-set that manual work isn’t just a ‘man’ thing, but an ‘us’ thing.

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