Emily - International Women's Day
What does International Women's Day mean to
For me International Women's Day is a great opportunity for women
across the world to reflect & celebrate female achievements! If
we have the chance to empower women and create a more
gender-balanced world by raising awareness collectively then I am
all for it! I believe the future is exciting for women and together
we can all play a part in driving a more social, economic, cultural
and political world for women.
As a career woman yourself, do you feel you have had to
fight harder to get where you are today?
Personally, no as I have been fortunate enough to work in
organisations where your skill sets & achievements are
recognised more than your gender.
How do you feel the media and creative industry treats
I have definitely noticed a shift the last couple of years whereby
creative companies are trying harder to combat gender inequality
across the work force, although there is definitely a long way to
go before we notice an equal playing field.
As a society, we need to continue to encourage people to go beyond
stereotypes and recognise the contributions that each individual,
male or female, can make to the workplace and to relationships at
Media plays a massive part in shaping our pre-determined thoughts.
Watching an advert for 30 seconds can connect to large audiences
instantly. Therefore, the message portrayed through each ad should
What would you like to see companies do to ensure more
Workplaces need to be more transparent. Openness breeds trust
within a company and therefore the more open companies are about
paying people fairly, equally and without any bias is
Work places should encourage parents to return to work and offer
training courses during their maternity leave. Companies should
look to provide child care facilities, child care vouchers and
ultimately support mothers by providing a workforce that will
promote productivity and flexibility.
What advice would you give to women ambitious for a great
I would say don't let any obstacle stop you from achieving your
goals! Nothing is impossible if we have determination, positivity