Every person – women, men and non-binary people – can play a part in helping drive better outcomes for women. Through meaningful celebration and targeted bold action, we can all be responsive and responsible leaders in creating a more gender inclusive world. The World Economic Forum predicts the gender gap won’t close entirely until 2186. This is too long to wait. So around the world, International Women’s Day provides an important opportunity for ground breaking action that can truly drive greater change for women.
Some of our members are taking part in a Guild activity to let you know what #beboldforchange means for them.
Sarah from Spratt’s Designs
My business is my heart
It's more than a job
It is a passion
Driven by a love”
Claire from Maelotti.
“Learn to dance in the rain”
Rachel from Purrfectly Handmade
“Myself with Azzie; my youngest product tester checking out the large breed cat bed.”
Kirsty from K.D Jewellery
“The one thing I always strive to be is a great role model for my children, especially my daughters. In starting my own business, I can show them that it is ok to do something different if it's something you love. I can teach them that with hard work, dedication and a dream; you can achieve anything. Whoever you are. #BeBoldForChange”
Christine from Alfie Moon Designs
"When you launch a new venture you have to be prepared to put yourself out there, step outside your comfort zone and put yourself in the spotlight. In a competitive world, it can be hard to be seen, so seize every opportunity to promote you and your business. Being 'loud and proud' about Alfie Moon Designs, eventually got us picked by Theo Paphitis (ex-dragon's den star and serial entrepreneur) for his Small Business Sunday #SBS recognition award. (That's me in the pic grinning like a Cheshire Cat at the annual conference). International Women's Day is a fabulous opportunity to #BeBoldForChange, promote what you do and show the world you mean business."
Elaine from Gran’s Knits’n’Bits
“Take that first step; it might be the first one towards fulfilling your dream”
Kay from The Shiny Zone
“Never give up on your dreams. Stay strong and you will always succeed.”
"It's easy to forget just how amazing you are! Write a list of all of the things that you do every day, it will surprise you. Be proud to be you".
Sarah from Spratts Designs has written an article for us on what #beboldforchange means to her.