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#IWD2020: Meet the inspiring women at Bagboard

For International Women’s Day 2020, we sat down with the inspiring women at Bagboard to talk feminism, gender equality and the female figures that empower and inspire us. Here’s what happened next…

Ashleigh Bishop, CEO and Co-Founder

What’s it like being a woman at Bagboard?
It’s amazing. I’ve always wanted to work in an environment where every person is treated equally and empowered to be the best version of themselves. At Bagboard we celebrate our differences and always try to proactively re-address the balance, to create a safe space where you are supported to be the best version of yourself, whoever you are.

What advice would you give to a younger woman?
You can do it. Whatever it is you want to do, wherever you want to go and whoever you want to be, you can. You will hear so many voices, including sometimes that one inside your own head, that might tell you otherwise, but keep going because you are capable of far more than you even realise.

Jemima Sexton, Content Manager

Who has been the most inspirational woman in your life?
My mum. She’s awesome. She always pushes me to be the best version of myself and knows when I need to step out of my comfort zone. She’s always there for a hug and never not at the end of the phone.

What’s it like being a woman at Bagboard?
I feel equal to everyone else. I feel empowered, valued and comfortable speaking up and making decisions.

Anna Miles, Senior Marketing Manager

What advice would you give to a younger woman?
I would say not to overthink the time constructs that are placed on you by society. Don’t worry that you should be in a particular place in your career by a certain age, or that you need to get married or have children by another. It doesn’t matter. The only person who needs to care about those timings is you. Go at your own pace.

What do you want the world to look like in 10 years’ time?
In 10 years, I want to live in a world where, no matter your gender, age, background, where you come from, sexual preference, everyone is equal.

Reshmi Pattabi, QA Engineer

Who’s been the most inspirational woman in your life?
I’d have to say my mum. She’s a very hard-working person.

What do you want the world to look like in 10 years’ time?
In 10 years’ time, I want there to be equal opportunities for everyone, regardless of gender.

Selin Canperk, Senior Copywriter

Who is a woman that inspires you?
Greta Thunberg. She’s only 17 years old and yet she’s started a global youth movement against climate change. She’s been integral in keeping the environmental conversation going and inspiring millions of other young people to do the same.

What advice would you give to a younger woman?
Try not to worry too much about what other people think of you. Be who you want to be, dress the way you want, love who you want to love and pursue the path that you want.

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