We've decided to continue our celebrations of International Women's Day and feature even more of Crown's female talent. Today, we interview marketing manager Cecilia Law.
What does International Women’s Day mean to you?
A celebration of how far women have come, recognition of our achievements and how much work is still left to do. As well as an inspirational day, it also serves as an education.
As a woman in events what are your thoughts on it as an industry for women?
This is my first foray into events and I think it’s quite a female-heavy industry. That said, it’s also very supportive – I’ve met and had conversations with so many eventprofs (male and female) who have left me feeling inspired and motivated to continue to champion the industry.
What are the best bits relating to your role and career to date?
Meeting new people and being able to experience all the behind-the-scenes activities of the wider team when onsite – not many marketing roles allow for leaving your desk! And working alongside colleagues who are not just highly experienced and skilled at their roles, they’re also ruddy hilarious!
And have you ever experienced any negative gender related issues in our industry?
Not that I can think of… though I have experienced negative job title-related issues!
What advice would you give your younger self as you started to navigate your career?
Don’t follow the crowd and don’t be afraid to fail. Failure is one of life’s biggest learning curves. Eating humble pie every now and then keeps you grounded and will build your resilience to life’s future challenges.
What would your hopes be for Women and specifically around the theme of parity in the future?
Echoing Amelia, I hope that in the future there won’t be a need for a women’s day. That phrases such as “stop being/acting like a girl” are no longer used with negative connotations. The Always #LikeAGirl campaign is a great example of social responsibility and sends a powerful message to both male and females that we all need to be responsible for how our behaviours create gender stereotypes.