We wrap up our fortnight of International Women's Day celebrations with the final interview featuring the other half of our fabulous interns, Laura Mills.

What does International Women’s Day mean to you?
International Women's Day for me is an opportunity for us to celebrate how far women have come, but also to remember how far we still have to go to achieve parity, across the world. I think it is also a chance for us to take a step back and appreciate those women around us and those who have helped us to become the women that we are today.

 

As a woman in Events what are your thoughts on it as an industry for women?
I believe that the events industry is a great industry for women to work in. There are so many successful women in the events industry, in very senior roles as well. You only have to look around our office to see the female talent that this industry has to offer. 

 

What are the best bits relating to your role and career to date?
This without a doubt has to be the people I have had the opportunity to work with. Even though my career in the industry has only just started, I couldn't ask for a better place to start off. I'm surrounded by such knowledgeable and experienced people every day and they also have the best stories from their time in the industry! 

Second to this, I love how I never know what each day is going to hold when I make my way to work - it's a constant challenge but that's what helps us grow.

 

And have you ever experienced any negative gender related issues in our industry?
To date I can't say I have, but that's not to say they don't exist.

 

What advice would you give your younger self as you started to navigate your career?
Believe in yourself. Work hard. Always stay true to yourself and don't believe in the word "No"!

 

What would your hopes be for Women and specifically around the theme of Parity in the future?
I hope that one day we can achieve Parity in all senses, but especially in the working world. I believe women should be recognised and rewarded for their skills, talents and hard work, otherwise it's discouraging for younger generations and women everywhere. I also hope that we can achieve more in parts of the world where women still don't have a voice, or rights. We should aim to create a world where the women of future generations can grow up with a voice, with ambition, and have the opportunity to reach their full potential. 

 

Which women past or present, known or unknown, industry related or wider do you most admire?
My mum. Emma Watson. Angelina Jolie. Queen Bey.

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