Today, I want to share three women in business I admire. Often the same women in business are in the spotlight, but I’m particularly inspired by those doing the nitty gritty in business & making a real difference.
I’m so proud to run a business with an all women team.
Have a read of these three inspirational women. Happy International Women’s Day. x
Belinda Cannon, founder of SOPHIE
Sonja De Mari
Sonja is the CEO of Breast Cancer Cure & dedicates her working life to find a cure for breast cancer.
Working at a not for profit with no direct government funding has its challenges, Sonja & her team are reliant on the generosity & support of everyday Kiwis and local businesses to achieve annual funding. It’s never easy competing for the donor dollar so the team are committed to being a different kind of charity, one where the donations aren’t faceless, they are celebrated. By purchasing tickets to one of their nationwide events or buying your favourite designers artwork as part of the Tees for a Cure campaign means everything & generates the all important fundraising dollar that NZ scientists receive each year.
Sonja & her team are so passionate & believe that breast cancer can & should be a survivable disease. They generate vital funds for world class research projects led by researchers in Aotearoa & are committed to giving the next generation a life free from the fear of breast cancer.
Her presence is known & her energy is high, she’s raw, real & super stylish too. Thanks Sonja, you & your team are making a difference. @breastcancercure
Hannah is the epitome of cool when it comes to making a difference in the mental health space.
She’s launched global wellbeing platform, The Kite Program, an online resource she designed to support as many people as possible with applicable & accessible content. Hannah normalises mental health & is so open about her own experience with post partum bipolar & more recently ADHD.
Hannah is a ray of sunshine & living proof that you can survive & thrive despite adversity. Hannah, you’re an inspiration. @thekiteprogram
Lucy is a truly remarkable woman & describes herself as a resilience ‘pracademic’ helping people live & grieve at the same time. She does this while living with her own grief of the loss of her 12 year old daughter, Abi.
Lucy’s TED talk details three secret tips for resilience (shared here), they’re simple, practical & profound (for me personally). Resilience more than ever, has become a key skill for managing everyday life. I have so much admiration for you Lucy. @wildandpreciouslives