International Women’s Day: #BalanceforBetter
What of the women that are blazing a trail for others coming up the ladder? There are now many positive role models, whether that is in politics, business, law, medicine, public sector or sport. Each of us may have our own role models and we may differ on who they are and our reasons for choosing them, but whatever their characteristics may be, they will have two aspects in common: determination to succeed and the resilience to weather the storms that they will inevitably encounter.
I believe that many small actions can make a big difference. If we all adopt the #BalanceforBetter motto, what can each of us do today to help another woman towards her goal? It’s not just about what famous women or women in power can do, it is also about how we can help the single mum who is completing training to get a job and be independent, or the young girl who wants to be a F1 engineer, or the senior woman who is sick of being mansplained.
As Madeleine Albright, the first female United States Secretary of State, famously said,
“There is a special place in hell for women who don’t help other women”
Each of us can change something for someone and on this level, the first of many levels, bit-by-bit, balance will be achieved.