International Women’s Day
Business Mentor Author Speaker at Awaken
How to describe International Women's Day
Today March 8th marks the 2021 International Women’s Day, on its website, https://www.internationalwomensday.com/About it is described as A global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. Marked annually on March 8th, International Women's Day (IWD) is one of the most important days of the year to: • celebrate women's achievements. • raise awareness about women's equality. • lobby for accelerated gender parity. • fundraise for female-focused charities.
I have to say over the years I have admired many women of strength and character, women who have stood out in history for many reasons from Florence Nightingale to Joan of Arc from Mother Teresa to Princess Diana, from Margaret Thatcher to our very own Queen Elizabeth, to me whatever your personal feelings are towards them they all have strength, in their time they have stood tall sometimes in the face of adversity, they are known for not backing down, for doing what they thought best and for believing in themselves. To be honest I could fill this list with names of women past and present, near and wide however it is not just women in the public eye that need to be highlighted today. It is indeed surely a day to look around us at the women we have in our circles, the ones whose strength lift us when we need a leg up, the ones who hand us tissues on those days when things get a little too much, the ones who believe in us, the supporters, the friends, the colleagues, the sisters who have stood by us and top of the list, therefore first place must surely go to the mums! The mum who held us on our very first day, the mum who picked us up when as a child we fell and grazed our knee, the mum who never judged when you cried into your pillow at night, the mum whose strength we have in all of us for it is only us as an individual (and I read this somewhere) who knows what our mothers heart sounds like from the inside. I am blessed to have a shining example in my mum of strength, kindness, courage and compassion, for this I am grateful every day. I hope you too have that relationship with yours. I know there are many who do not, but I hope on International Women’s Day you can pull a little strength from something, a memory, a day when your mum was there for you and if nothing else be grateful to her for giving you your life. Take time out today to connect to the women in your life that matter, the ones that hold your hand through which they pass on their strength, the ones that stand tall and proud by your side, take this opportunity to say Thank You and know whatever happens it will be these women that ‘always have your back’ . To take part in the 2021 International Women’s Day theme of #choosetochallenge campaign hop over to their website
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I am Beverley Jones, award winning Inspirational Business woman of the year, Speaker of the year and a Business Wales Excellence in Mentoring 2017 Winner yet I describe my 2009 as my annus horribilis; this was a year that saw me crash out of a 30 year senior corporate career diagnosed with depression and severe anxiety.
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In 2020 I celebrated 10 years in business. I have found success through my network and regularly hold seminars with other inspirational women that will help you make your dreams come true.