INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY 2023 | #EMBRACEEQUITY
FOUNDER & DIRECTOR OF THE LOFFT FASHION AGENCY | FOUNDER, DESIGNER & CREATIVE DIRECTOR OF VIKTORIA & WOODS
What does International Women’s Day mean to you? IWD represents opportunity. To be equal contributors to our community & planet. To lift fellow women into chasing possibilities. Celebrating our achievements and discovering inner contentment, over comparison to others. We are all unique and have our own special journey.
What personal or career advice have you received that’s been particularly valuable to you? My mother always encouraged me to be get comfortable with mistakes, work hard and be kind. I have learnt that these things become easier when you start with yourself . A bit of 'self love' helps everything flow.
What is the action or decision you’ve made that you're most proud of? To have children while starting a business. Back myself and have a real go at shaping my own unique life. Surround myself with beautiful supportive and uplifting friendships; Both in and out of my workplace.
How can women better empower each other to succeed? Share your experiences, rather than push your opinion. Every journey is unique and personal. I find this to be a lot more empowering, and allows women to create their personal path for a successful life.
Why do you think diversity and inclusion in the workplace is so important? Without diversity, there is limited creativity or true evolution.
What is one small act each of us can do that supports the IWD 2023 theme #EmbraceEquity? Be kind, show recognition, and be encouraging. Very simple gestures take no effort, but have a great impact on confidence.