Mask Does IWD2019

To celebrate International Women’s Day 2019 (IWD) we asked each of our team members to talk about the women that have inspired them the most!

Hannah Robson, Bespoke Events and Sales Director

Who is your biggest female inspiration? And why?

I have many women that inspire me daily, including the teams that I work with, but someone who has inspired me from a young age is Karren Brady – I appreciate she isn’t the most popular choice, but when I was leaving school and looking at what I wanted to do with my future I was inspired by her approach to business and the stories of her turning businesses around. Whilst she was in an industry that I haven’t had a passion to move in to, the fact that she was able to be successful in an environment that was at the time heavily male is what inspired me. I have listened to her speak and find her to be an incredible motivational speaker.

Which female do you think is a positive advocate for Women’s Rights today? And why?

Meryl Streep – she has been fighting against gender gaps in Hollywood for a long time now and highly valued by her co-stars and people like us!

Why is international Woman’s day important to you?

I am lucky enough to be supported by a team of females who work hard tirelessly for their clients and to have a day to recognise them and all of the other hard working and inspiring women out there is amazing!

 

Amy Deal, Account Director

Who is your biggest female inspiration? And why?

My Mum – she is my hero, best friend and fashion inspo. Even through really hard times, she is the core of our family and her love for us is amazing. Mum has always championed me to be the best I can, and supports me in everything I do. If I am half as good of a Mum, wife and all round woman in my lifetime, I’ll be just fine.

Which female do you think is a positive advocate for Women’s Rights today? And why?

I love the Royal Family, so it has to be the Queen for me. Men may still dominate the working world in positions of power, but the Queen has been the longest serving monarch, given up any kind of normal life to lead her country, whilst being a supportive wife, raising 4 children, being a grandmother to 8 children and always being professional, determined and elegant whilst doing it

Why is international Woman’s day important to you?

I struggle to understand why women have ever been thought of as the ‘weaker’ sex or inadequate. We are all humans, made up of the same stuff (pretty much!), born into the same world, so I just can’t get my head around it. The fact that there is a day dedicated to all the amazing women who have fought and are still fighting for our rights across the world is incredible but I really hope one day it won’t have to be fought for across the world, and we will all be equal.

 

Eleanor Wallace, Account Executive

Who is your biggest female inspiration? And why?

My mum is definitely my biggest inspiration; she has taught me so much, including how to lay tiles! Taking on the role of being both the mum and the dad she never ceases to amaze me. I am so thankful for such a strong woman in my life.

Which female do you think is a positive advocate for Women’s Rights today? And why?

I absolutely adore Ellen DeGeneres, she openly speaks about her views on equality and even won People’s Choice Humanitarian award. She is an outspoken LGBTQ and women’s rights activist who has continued to use her public platform to highlight inequality. Her TV show creates a space to have conversations on the barriers that exist surrounding these topics, and she always does it in a warm hearted manner.

Why is international Woman’s day important to you?

We should be celebrating how far we have come, and inspiring how much further we can go. I think it’s important to show the younger generations that women should be celebrated, to path the way for their future beliefs. Working in an all-female team, I love celebrating how strong minded and passionate we are. I am surrounded by inspiring women and they should know it!

 

Amber Moss, Events Assistant

Who is your biggest female inspiration? And why?

Audrey Hepburn is a British actress, model, dancer, humanitarian as well as my biggest female inspiration. She played a significant role in changing how the world perceived women. She knew who she was and what she wanted, and she never compromised. Despite what she is most commonly known for she is not just ‘another pretty face’ she was also the ambassador for UNICEF, a devoted mother and a role-model for all women today.

Which female do you think is a positive advocate for Women’s Rights today? And why?

As the UN Women Goodwill Ambassador, I believe Emma Watson is a positive advocate for Women’s Rights today.  Best known for her iconic role in Harry Potter, Emma is a recent graduate from Brown University and at the young age of 24 she had already been involved in the promotion of girls’ education, she worked to promote fair trade and organic clothing and she served in the movement to educate girls in rural Africa.

Why is international Woman’s day important to you?

International Women’s Day is important to me because it’s a way to celebrate the social, cultural, economic and political achievements of women throughout history. It also provides direction, behaviour and support for future years to come.