Last Thursday we celebrated International Womens Day. A day to recognise and celebrate the hardships and successes of women all through history and today. We thought there is no better time to celebrate Inessa’s very own female founder and director, Mai. Inessa is proud to bring the female perspective to a male dominated industry level and design products that speak to the everywoman.
A word from Mai
I am so proud to be surrounded by women standing tall and being brave in all that they pursue. Throughout history, and sometimes even today, women are over-looked, and their abilities discounted, at a loss to the world.
However, in celebrating International Womens Day, I feel it would be disingenuous to compare myself with my mother, grandmother or the generations of women before them anywhere in the world. They had a seriously hard life and worked extremely hard to look after their families.
Luckily a lot has improved and I feel fortunate that, although at times we still have a long way to go, men and women have made huge progress in becoming equals in life, partnership, business, education and most importantly spirit. I had and have the opportunity to generate options in my life that previous generations of women would not even have been able to dream of. I am extremely grateful for that.
So let’s be strong in the face of fear and challenge ourselves to be the best we can be, even if we face adversary. Let’s be generous and kind and make the world a little bit better each day. Don’t be afraid to speak up and let’s support those around us to be better.
We can adapt, achieve and thrive in this world. Being a woman means celebrating and supporting all human beings, woman past and present and in celebrating women today, let’s honor ourselves too.
Have a great long weekend. Love