The Business Exchange is proud to support the 2021 International Women’s Day #ChooseToChallenge campaign. This year we’ve reached out to the women in our community to hear their experiences of being a woman in business, discover why International Women’s Day is important to them and find out what they #ChooseToChallenge.
I #ChooseToChallenge everyone to take a day just for themselves.
Why is International Women’s Day important to you?
solidarity and sisterhood, it reminds us we aren’t alone and that we’re doing a
What do we still need to do for gender equality?
Create a more equal
playing field to get women to the tops of their chosen careers (if they want it) and seize the power of the
boardroom. Why are the top jobs still man-heavy and how can we create a better
balance for those women wanting a family?
What did you want to be when you were young? Have you ended up
doing what you always wanted to? Has being a woman held you
A businesswoman with
a nice suit, shoulder pads, a briefcase and a pair of killer heels in which to
strut the halls of power. Did I make it? I fell into law, made partner at 30
and now find solutions for business clients who are more than happy to have a
female lawyer. It’s about who can do the best job, right?
What is your advice to your younger self and what are your tips to
nurture the strong independent girls of the future?
Work hard, focus and
don’t sweat the small stuff. Smile even when it’s tough and remember the swan.
the IWD campaign on social media using the hashtags #IWD2021 and
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