Why Anwen is celebrating International Women’s Day 2020

Why Anwen is celebrating International Women’s Day 2020

March 8, 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.

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