Women. We are so many different things. We are complex beings, and sometimes we struggle with our complexity ….wondering how we appear to others, concerned about seeming to be contradictory, worried about bringing our various ‘selves’ to the table in case we are judged as ‘being’ too much or ‘wanting’ too much…..or maybe it’s the fear of not being enough…..good enough, intelligent enough, qualified enough, slim enough, pretty enough …..so many enoughs!

And yet, history is abundant with women who have embraced their complexity and stepped into their power, despite their fears.

When I say history, I’m talking about yesterday and I’m talking about today, because we are history in the making.

Embrace yourself – it’s ok to be weak and strong, funny and serious, extrovert and introvert, fearless and fearful.

More women than ever before are starting their own businesses so if that’s what you want to do ….start taking steps to do it.

More women than ever before are speaking up about the injustices that they’ve experienced, Societal issues etc …so if you feel passionate about something…speak up.

If you feel stuck and would like to pivot your career….then go for it.

The theme of IWD this year is #breakthebias and as we all know the world that we live in is full of biases! Every time that we take a step into our power and use our voices to challenge sexism, racism and other forms of exclusion we are helping to increase diversity and inclusion.

Denise x

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