International Women’s Day gives us all an opportunity to reflect on something we should remember each and every day, that without a world full of strong, daring and ambitious women, society would surely be a weaker place.
In the same way that we can reflect on the impact of women across the globe, similarly we are proud to have women make up a huge proportion of our DMR family and today, as we should every day, we celebrate their role in shaping the business that you continue to support. To celebrate, we asked three of our colleagues a number of questions to get their insight into International Women’s Day and what it means to them.
“International Women’s Day is a powerful global platform that unifies tenacity and drives action for gender parity, while celebrating the social, cultural, economic, and political achievements of women”, said Bale Sekulceska, Showroom Manager at DMR London. “Empowering women is extremely important to build confidence, inspire and motivate them to do well.”
Amongst Bale’s most proud achievements, is a very personal part of her story. “Moving to London from Macedonia at the age of 21 and building my life and career in this wonderful country”, remarked one of the newest members of DMR’s female management team.
Did you know that three of DMR’s five showroom managers are women?
At DMR HQ, the theme of female empowerment is similarly high up the list of priorities for all of our colleagues. “As a female, you can possess no greater strength than the one that gives you the power to achieve your full potential and drive positive change for future generations”, commented DMR’s Digital Marketing Manager, Amy Brennan-Stephenson.
“Whilst it’s good to recognise the extraordinary progress that has been made towards greater gender equality, it’s just as important that we use this day as an opportunity to shine a light on the inequalities that women across the world still face.”
Amy’s top guests for her IWD celebration? “BBC Political Editor Laura Kuenssberg, Héloïse Letissier (aka Christine and the Queens!) and definitely my Mum, Maria.”
The theme for International Women’s Day 2022 is ‘Break the Bias’. We asked Nicola Blainey-Wood, DMR Manchester’s After Sales Ambassador how we can move towards a more inclusive and diverse world for all genders.
“I suppose it’s a work in progress”, noted Nicola. “Each year the world and opinions will change. There is so much hatred and hardship that shouldn’t exist in 2022 and we just need to see each other as equals and be open to seeing other people’s pain.”
What would Nicola change for women? “If I could change one thing, it would be the way in which the world sees us – how social media portrays us to be this perfect one size that fits all and we’re not! We as women are our own worst enemy and if we could only see each other for how beautiful we are, then our true inner beauty would be bare for all to see.”
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