Hi Guys & Dolls,
Recently I attended the first ever "Skilled Women" event, set to be the first one of many, at Sarah Bonell School in Stratford, East London.
I felt extremely honoured to have been asked to speak to the young women attending this extraordinary event, as a 'role model' figure and a successful female business owner! I was also asked to sit with the young women after my speech to do a set on one-on-one mentor sessions with them about their dreams, goals and way forward as aspiring entrepreneurs!
As if this wasn't going to be rewarding enough I was THEN ALSO asked if I would be the main presenter for the whole event! I of course took the role on with a smile and a spring in my step and had a GREAT day with everyone who attended! I left feeling even more inspired...
The room was filled with the most amazing females, from school girls in their final years to established women in business, we all had something in common, the drive to succeed and be noted as worthy women in society; ready to keep pushing boundaries and become better and better within our chosen fields, as powerful women in business! Another speakers on the day alongside myself included Mavis Amankua of Rich Visions, who as usual was a complete inspiration and role model, showing that perseverance, dedication and belief in ones-self DO lead to success! Another great female in the UK to look up to - google her and her company!
The pupils from Sarah Bonnell school that attended the event were a real breath of fresh air! Vibrant, loud, enthusiastic, ambitious and excited! I loved every minute and they all reminded me of ME! There were many women owned businesses showcasing their products and services within the building and the girls from Sarah Bonnell school also had their own display area.
They were all very talented and had made their own lines of products, each product made from denim, from handbags to denim tin can covers, their moto being "Denim today, who knows what tomorrow"! Indeed! The things that are popular are forever changing from day to day and they definitely have their eye on the ball, a lot of creative ideas flowing from these young ladies!
When I sat to have the one-on-one sessions with these ladies I came to find that they were all very determined to succeed and in so many different areas! From wanting to be on the next "Junior Apprentice" to wanting to be the most famous asian female actress to ever walk the earth, I heard it all today and LOVED that they all had strong visions and were aiming BIG! It all starts with a vision...
I truely wish them all the best <3
Overall the event was an amazing success and at the end they gave me flowers to take home which was lovely ! Its hard being a woman in business, you often have to break barriers and jump up and down to make yourself known! One things that rarely happens is someone giving you a pat on the back and saying "well done", but I can honestly say that being recognised and asked to do the Skilled Women event was like having that pat on the back and someone saying "WE SEE YOU"! So thanks to Angela Brivett and her wonderful team, until the next Skilled Women event!
That's all for now guys & dolls!
Keep inspiring and being inspired by one another - Crystal Celebrity xxx