The aim of the IWD 2023 #EmbraceEquity campaign theme is to get the world talking about Why equal opportunities aren’t enough. People start from different places, so true inclusion and belonging require equitable action.
Find out Becca’s thoughts below!
Why do you think it is important to celebrate International Women’s Day?
To recognise and celebrate how far women have come with equality and remember we have the opportunity to influence others and voice opinions.
Also to raise awareness on issues that need to be addressed because there is still work to be done.
Have you faced any barriers in your career due to being a woman? If so, how did you overcome them?
None that I can think of, but I think having determination is key.
What is the most important piece of advice you have been given?
Focus on the things you can control.
Always try your best.
Listen to your instinct.
Fail to prepare, prepare to fail.
How can we encourage more women to pursue entrepreneurship or senior leadership roles in their career?
By recognising their strengths, providing them with the resources they need and celebrating their successes.
What is the most important message you want to send out to young women thinking about their careers?
Anything is possible.
Is there anyone that inspires you in your career?
Sarah Millican – she is the only woman on the Board, was recently promoted to Group HR Director and has a family.
If you could have dinner with three inspirational women, dead or alive, who would they be and why?
Emmeline Pankhurst, to learn about the struggles, determination and bravery the suffragettes went through to allow us what we have today.
Florence Nightingale, to hear about how she reformed hospital standards and her drive to learn.
And of course, my mum – her strength and positivity in all aspects of life is inspiring.