Who is someone that inspires you and why?
I’m inspired by lots of people for many different reasons. My mum for her absolutely undying positive attitude in life, my husband for his out of this world dedication and hard work, my dad for his incredible ability to find a way no matter what, my sisters for always managing to find the humor in a bad situation and my friends and colleagues for their determination to go further and achieve more. I do my best to surround myself with inspiring people… they lift me higher and make me a better person.
What advice would you give to the next generation of female leaders?
Embrace and seek opportunities to learn more! Education is the one and only thing that no one can ever take away from you. No matter who you are, what you do, or how much you already know, there is always room for more knowledge.
What social issues/causes are you most passionate about?
Albeit topical at the moment, I find myself becoming more and more passionate about this growing “anti-vaccination” movement. Eradication of highly infectious diseases is surely one of the biggest major achievements of the 20th Century and while I appreciate and respect that everyone has their own opinions, I simply find this one very hard to swallow.
What’s one thing most people don’t know about you?
I have been medically diagnosed with omphalophobia… google it and have a giggle!
What’s one thing you’re learning now, and why is it important?
Sociology. It started as a bit of research into different traits of our emerging generations and how we can best market our services to them, and now it has become a bit of an obsession. Understanding the social influences of different cohorts of people, not only makes me a better marketer, but a more mindful person and mother.
What’s something you saw recently that made you smile?
My four-year-old daughter reading Winnie the Pooh to my two-year-old son 😊