International Women’s Day is upon us. I wasn’t sure how I could celebrate the day but then it dawned on me that I know some incredible women! Some of whom are featured in this post. It is widely known that those that you associate with shape you and your life. I am proud to say that all of these women have influenced me in some way. My mum of course is my biggest female influence in life, she has the answer to everything and can find the positivity in absolutely everything. I remember talking to my aunt Nettie on the phone when I was a teenager and she said, “Phone me if you ever need advice on baking or sex” haha. I do ask her for baking help quite a lot! We all need strong women in our lives and if we don’t have any then you must seek some out online, there are some incredible women out there inspiring generations of women. A lot of television programs pit women against each other, cat fights are a producers dream on reality tv. Yet if women build up other women we can quite literally conquer the world. These women will inspire you and I am proud to know them. I would like to publicly thank the incredible women featured for taking time out to share a snippet of fabulous inspiration and advice. I wish I could have asked more girls and even some guys for some shared knowledge but I simply didn’t have time hehe. Enjoy and be happy from these words of wisdom. I feel like you should listen to either Jess Glynne or Florence whilst reading this post as they both have all the girl power vibes in their music. I have popped a link to their Spotify’s below.
MOTHER • WRITER • COMPANY DIRECTOR • BALLET DANCER
“I’ve never been the sort of girl who particularly hangs out with girls but over the past few very tricky months I have been so grateful for my girls both family and friends. The love and support I’ve had has been truly wonderful. I love my boys too but now I really believe in girl power.”
Glenda is the creator of Angelico Serums. Find her here…
WEB | INSTA
MOTHER • LIFE COACH • CREATIVE GURU
“The gift I have tried to give to my daughters is to love yourself. When you can accept yourself the way you are without judgment you don’t have to be perfect and you can then find the beauty in all women, because we are all unique and that is perfect.”
Gaynor is the founder of Life Coach Surrey. Find her here…
WEB | FB
MAKE UP ARTIST • MODEL • ACTRESS • POSITIVE VIBE
“Women are warriors. Everyday should be Women’s Day. Megan and I are always lifting each other up and creating what I think is a catalyst of change for other women – in love, exploration, to be daring in work and new experiences big and small. I call on you today to do the same. Empower a fellow warrior woman to fulfil her potential.
Every choice you make leads to something, so make good, kind and loving choices to support another woman, together we will and ARE creating a stronger generation of warrior women, in turn, creating a better more beautiful world.“
Jennifer is the creator of an incredible make up course coming out soon. Find her here…
EMAIL | INSTA
MOTHER • WIFE • PR • HAPPIEST PERSON EVER
“Owning and growing your own business is honestly the hardest job I have ever done. Over night you go from being employed and being brilliant at your role to becoming instantly the finance director, head of HR and IT dept. Every overhead comes directly from your profit and you can’t have a sick day or really even go on holiday in the first few years. However, building a company founded on your own values and ethos is rewarding. Choosing to work with people who inspire you and giving your team opportunities you weren’t in control of the past and seeing them and your business and flourish is a huge rush.
It can be a lonely experience too and you soon find out who your friends are. It was a great window for me and now I am surrounded by a core of other women who champion and support me as I do them. Which is invaluable. Be inclusive, be kind, be generous with your time and experience, it all comes back to you in the end. Businesses are built on people, I really believe that.”
Laura is the founder of Little Light PR. Find her here…
WEB | INSTA
MOTHER • BUSINESS OWNER • ENTREPRENEUR
“Children are the most challenging, frustrating, joyful, funny little creatures in the world. The have the ability to bring you so much happiness and at the same time to take absolutely everything you’ve got in the process (energy wise). It is definitely a juggling act no matter if you have childcare, a nanny or any kind of help. How do I do it? With a fully charged iPhone (and about a million apps that let me access emails, documents, social accounts and track projects) AND clear work boundaries – knowing that I’m going to dedicate Saturday morning to my family becomes a sacred time for me as well as for my to-do list. I am building and working on something for my children’s future.”
Lauren is the owner of the UK Blog Awards. Find her here…
WEB | INSTA | TWITTER
WRITER • SPEAKER • PODCASTER • CHEERLEADER
“We live in a society where women are encouraged to compare, compete and fight each other for what they want but the truth is there is space for everyone. There is a lot of power in female friendship and we should never underestimate how much we can achieve together. Even if you don’t have a strong tribe around you right now, there are always opportunities to make new friends and make it a priority to do so. Vulnerable conversations, new connections and being part of a community give women the strength to achieve incredible things. Behind every successful woman are herself AND her tribe. Surround yourself with women that cheer you on, that celebrate your successes and fuel you with energy.
One way to empower the women around you right now is to offer friends help without them having to ask for it. Offer support to your friends and be their biggest cheerleaders. Support them in rough times and be there to celebrate the great times. Friends that can celebrate each other’s successes are incredibly special.”
Find her here…
WEB | INSTA | PODCAST | CLUB | FB
Have you got a quote you live by? Who inspires you each and every day?