Juliet Kennedy | Founder, Greenspoon
What does Women’s Month and International Women’s Day(IWD) March 8 mean to you?
So much! I think it's important to celebrate women's amazing achievements over the years, and this year with the focus being on #BreakTheBias, we are all in a position to raise awareness about bias that exists, and can be broken down for the women of the future. I see the potential for women as being super bright; many biases are being broken down already, but we still have work to do.
In your opinion, why is it important to talk about and celebrate women’s month?
For millennia, women have been relegated and boxed into to gender stereotypes. These still exist in many people's mindsets, and it's only by talking about the issues, and highlighting what can be done, that we will show what is possible. Talking about real achievements, real role models, and real possibilities is the only way to tear down the bias and make equality a reality. I think it's super positive that we have months in which there is specific space made for these kinds of conversations; it helps to accelerate progress.
Any tips for how our community can continue to support and improve the lives of women?
As Enda, you are doing amazing work already for women within the fitness and sport industries. I salute the efforts that you make to highlight women's achievements, and I think we can all work towards not just highlighting but engaging in deeper, more real, raw and transformational conversations.
What advice do you have for other women reading this blog?
Do not allow your mindset to restrict your progress - you can do anything! And part of that is literally turning up each day, being your authentic self, and doing the work. Success comes later; it's not an overnight thing. But it is something you should keep your eyes on the goal, knowing that it's the small things you do daily that will get you there.
Any favorite books by women authors you’d like to share?
Bernadine Evaristo - Girl, Women, Other.
Malala - I Am Malala
Donna Tartt - Goldfinch.
Favorite songs by women artists?
I do love Fast Car by Tracy Chapman and I love the remix by Jonas Blue, Dakota.
Favorite women lead podcasts?
Table Manners by Jessie & Lennie Ware.
Deliciously Ella by Ella Mills.
Having It All And Other Lies with Sara Riff.