I was recently called to be interviewed about a piece on successful business women in Kerry, inspired by International women’s day.
#EachforEqual was the theme this year for International Women’s Day. This day was created to celebrate the social, cultural, economic and political achievements of women across the globe.
It has been acknowledged since 1911 and more than 100 years later, we’re still going strong and fighting for our rights, our beliefs and our way of being in the world.
Separately and together we’re building a gender equal world for our children and the future generations.
As individuals we contribute by being mothers, employees, housewives, but collectively we also contribute by starting companies, organisations, support groups, going into men dominated fields.
Each one of us can make a difference, but together we become so much stronger.
There is much we can do to help and support women all over the world to succeed because when one of us succeeds, all of us succeed.
We can form support groups or join them, we can support companies created by women, buy products made by women, encourage our daughters to enter male dominated fields if they so desire, we can buy books and artwork from female artists, watch movies from female producers.
We are strong, we are resilient, we are powerful, we can create and achieve anything our minds can conceive, we need to pass this knowledge onto the next generation of daughters we are raising.
When someone phones you out of the blue and refers to you as a successful business woman that they want to interview, it is quite surreal to be honest!
I guess (would I be wrong to say as women?) we never see ourselves in the way that we should? Or give ourselves credit for the work that goes in behind the scenes to keep everything going behind the scenes.
So while it was and is, an absolute honour. I am also extremely grateful to be made to look at myself differently and recognised as an expert in our industry. I think even multiple awards and qualifications sometimes don’t hit home as much as a simple question regarding advice. If a person feels that they can turn to you for advice in whatever area that may be, then I guess they feel you are someone of knowledge in such an area. As I said even though I run a successful and growing photography business, have an amazing team supporting me and we also train other photographers, when someone that doesn’t know you approaches you it is quite an honor.
Thank you to Connect and their team, it was a priviledge to be asked and featured amoung such fabulously talented ladies!