International Women’s Day 2021
In support of International Women’s Day 2021, we’ll be celebrating a range of our female employees across the week, as we ask them to share their thoughts and experiences around topics such as gender equality and diversity, as well as advice and wisdom they would share with their younger self, if they could!
Hannah Wyss – Sales and Account Manager
Hannah discovered the world of events through theatre and the obsession with all things creative and communications became a bit of an obsession. Her key focus is building long term partnerships with her clients, while creating engaging delegate journeys and ensuring measurable results are delivered.
Hannah shares her thoughts on the woman who has inspired her most, as well as equality and diversity and advice she’d give to her younger self, if she could.
Who has inspired you most as a woman?
My mum – she is an absolute powerhouse. My mum became a full-time carer for my dad when he was diagnosed with early onset Alzheimers Disease. She gave up her whole life and her passions to care for him – it was one of the hardest times in her (and my) life, but she got through it and her resilience, honesty and strength during that time is something I will be forever inspired by.
Can you share a piece of advice that has stayed with you throughout your career?
Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.
What does gender equality mean to you and why do you think diversity is important in the workplace?
Gender equality means A LOT – equal respect, equal opportunity and equal support. Only the other day my partner and I were debating the sacrifices women have to make to have children and in some cases, they’re offered sub-par maternity pay and then face a struggle to get back into work and climb the ladder. If anything, having and raising children should show strength and not be seen as a weakness.
In my opinion, diversity in the workplace shouldn’t even be a ‘gender’ thing. Diversity offers different experiences, opinions and dynamics to a workplace which will influence the way a business functions and in turn drives a business forward.
What piece of advice would you give to your younger self, if you could?
Don’t stress over the things you can’t control and live in the moment.
Join us tomorrow where we’ll continue to celebrate and recognise International Women’s Day across the week, as we hear from some more of the team at Corporate Events.