Shout out an inspirational woman: Mount Cotton's Kristy Pendlebury to celebrate success on International Woman's Day

CELEBRATING ACHIEVEMENTS: Kristy Pendlebury will be one of thousands of women across the Redlands celebrating International Women's Day on Monday.

CELEBRATING ACHIEVEMENTS: Kristy Pendlebury will be one of thousands of women across the Redlands celebrating International Women's Day on Monday.

MOUNT Cotton businesswoman Kristy Pendlebury will be celebrating the many hats women wear when International Women's Day rolls around next Monday.

To the Gutter-Vac franchisee, volunteer and mum, the day is a chance to reward and acknowledge women for their achievements.

Ms Pendlebury started at Gutter-Vac 14 years ago in administration and now owns the Mount Cotton-based Brisbane East branch, as well as taking on a project management role.

During her time with the company, she has given birth to three sons, now 14, 12 and 10.

Ms Pendlebury and husband Murray are working hard to expand the business.

They are currently adding a second truck to their business, and will soon recruit another technician and office administrator to join their current four-person team.

The new additions will enable the pair to grow their customer base as they set sights on meeting an annual revenue target of $500,000 in the next few years.

Ms Pendlebury said International Women's Day was a chance to praise the hard work of women.

"Time adds up with what you put into your family, work, and I also volunteer on the committee of the local AFL club," she said.

"It's all about being adaptable and flexible and knowing that tomorrow is a new day.

"It's great to see women achieve and they should be rewarded for that. To achieve so much while wearing many hats is amazing."

This year's International Women's Day theme is Choose to Challenge, where people are challenged to call out gender bias and inequality.

International Women's Day is on Monday, March 8.

Redland City Bulletin is calling on readers to acknowledge an amazing woman in their life. Share a picture of a woman who inspires you via the form below and include a sentence or two about why she is special, for a chance for her to be included in our International Women's Day gallery.