March is always a special time as it provides us an opportunity to celebrate women and their successes. While I have had a wonderful March it has also been a time when we reflect on all the women, working or not and the incredible contribution they make in all aspects of our lives, whether that be at work, in our homes, our schools, our communities and beyond.
I remember before I became a mother I was that person who had the temerity to whine when a care giver would leave the office earlier than the rest of us to go home, thinking they were taking an earlier break. It was only once I became a parent that I realised how wrong I was and how many more challenges they most likely had when getting home to facilitate their "other" job.
Women's History Month is a great opportunity to showcase the incredible women around us and I was fortunate to be extended this opportunity by the SBA. I spoke on a wonderful panel with 2 other amazing ladies. The panel was about Empowering Women in Small Business. Our panel, was made up of three incredible entrepreneurs, who like me, run businesses that align with their passions. These women have undertaken their respective enterprises after having enjoyed successful careers in the corporate world.
It was a blessing to be able to share my story and give people the opportunity to get first hand insights on what running a business is like. Here is a link to the panel discussion.
https://vimeo.com/807049584/0c5e34c410 Yes I am still working on the best camera angle so hopefully get past that and enjoy the content and preparedness of each of us to show up and be honest.
This was a wonderful opportunity for me to share about my why, the incredible clean and conscious food we make, our Wattle Bliss Balls and help showcase us as a local brand to a new audience.
It takes a certain element of gumption, strength and a splash of crazy to start a business and I take this opportunity to ask that you reflect on this when you are next in the local businesses you support. www.wattlecafe.com is my life passion and how I want to make the world a better place. Like me, all those local business owners are getting up early and working tirelessly toward something bigger than themselves. Thank them for without them the world would be much worse off.