March is the month we celebrate International Women’s Day (the 8th March to be exact). A globally recognised day with gender equality at the heart of it. As the world celebrates all of the wonderful women that live within it, we thought we’d ask our growing MML team (made up mainly of women I might add) to join in the celebrations and reflect on women that have inspired them in their life so far. Here’s what they came up with…
“My inspirational lady is Pip Edwards, Co-Founder of P.E. Nation which has become a brand of sportswear that I absolutely love. Pip is a working mum that has not only created a great brand and product, but her business accomplishments and ethics have managed to inspire me to make some changes to my own life. After, reading an article which asked her how she has catapulted her business to become such a global success, she mentioned that it was purely passion and belief for her own brand and always wearing and self-marketing everything she creates. But with accomplishing so much in such a short amount of time she needed help with being a true and grounded person. To help her with this, she introduced some “non-negotiables” into her life. I really loved this idea and was so inspired I decided to add these non-negotiables to my own life which I have stuck by for the last couple of years – they are:
- Being around for all school events and family days – as missing these important times creates an overwhelming feeling of guilt which I find very difficult to shake off.
- Workout daily – I dedicate time before work every single morning for a workout session at home and on Friday’s I attend a fantastic Pilates Class. For me, exercise is the best way to clear my head and keep me sane because, quite frankly, if I feel good, I get stuff done!” Ellie.
If you haven’t already, why not encourage your male and female employees to participate in the conversation around gender parity and get sharing your discussions on your social media channels to recognise the day (and the meaning behind it) in your workplace. Talking about current trends on your social media is a great way to get your audience engaging with you.
Don’t worry chaps, before you all start getting on your high horses, there is an International Men’s Day too. It’s later in the year though……ladies first and all that!