Why Anwen is celebrating International Women’s Day 2020
While brainstorming ideas for International Women’s Day with my colleague, she mentioned we could share a professional achievement we’re proud of. I don’t like talking about myself. I find it uncomfortable, almost cringeworthy. So being asked to write about a personal feat made me uneasy.
I can sell anything. I’ve worked in the industry for quite some time in different sectors and I know what I’m doing. But when it comes to selling my abilities, I don’t seem to place the same value. After talking to my colleague, I realised that perhaps that’s why I’m celebrating IWM this year. To learn to openly highlight my achievements.
As I look back on my career, I realise I’ve worked on some wonderful campaigns. I’ve also been lucky enough to work alongside some awe-inspiring women. Whether they were leaders in their field in an ocean of men, or younger colleagues who inspire me with their passion and drive to learn and succeed, I have learnt so much from them all and will continue to do so.
What this exercise has shown me is that I should start to be less afraid of openly celebrating my achievements while continuing to fully support those around me who want to shine through theirs too.