I love being a woman, seriously I do, and the richness that it brings is pure magic.
Being a successful woman is as much about who we are as to what we are doing, it so much more than the awards, job promotions, status, fame, trophies etc.
They are significant and good yes, but more so is the right combination to feed the mind, body, and soul.
Success is not a destination- it’s a journey
The quality ingredients for a successful life are creativity and self-expression, learning and growing and making a difference in the world.
I also adore the women in my life. Can you imagine life without them? Hell no!
Girlfriends listen to us, give advice, cheer our successes, comfort us in our failures and give that much needed a kick in the butt when necessary!
Our girl friends are a powerful, safety net that we rely on as we fly the trapeze of life.
They are flexible and strong, and help us bounce back when we fall. Life without girlfriends would be just plain crazy.
We are blessed to have so many other extraordinary women mum’s, daughters, sisters, and friends who help inspire us every day, from grass roots level, to world wide at the touch of a button the internet. Women, who inspire others, are a tonic for life. As we know brilliant ideas, hard work and perseverance are critical to creating a successful business and career no matter who you are.
However for a woman with a vision the climb up to the top can be tough. I believe a slice cake always helps…
Commit to you, be the best you can be, and fulfil your passions
Action, taking the steps needed to achieve your dreams
Knowledge is power! Never forget that.
Enthusiasm and energy for life is prices less.
Here are four remarkable women that enjoy eating cake and who have all made their business ideas into reality.
founder of the ethnic greeting cards company Colorblind Cards, started her career as an 18-year-old single mother with four GCSEs and a drive to be a success and secure a better future for her daughter.
In May 2007 the UK’s largest card chain, Clinton Cards, rolled out the range and Colorblind Cards is now stocked in 100 of their stores, as well as 45 independent shops.
In 2007, she was honored in the Evening Standard/02 awards recognising inspirational entrepreneurs.
is the founder of “erotic emporium” Coco De Mer and daughter of Body Shop-legend Dame Anita Roddick.
Today Coco de Mer has outlets in London and Los Angeles, and New York erotic emporium’ is dedicated to the celebration of sexual pleasure, empowerment, dignity and discovery. Sam Roddick is regarded as having spearheaded the transformation of the sexual retail environment and has a background in radical activism.
is managing director of Mama Mio – “skincare for supermamas”. She started the business with two friends, after seeing a gap in the market for luxurious and safe creams that pamper women’s skin, specifically during and after pregnancy.
All the products in the Mama Mio range have been created to answer specific needs based on the experiences of Sian and her two founder friends.
Sian has been named British Female Innovator of the Year 2006 and Mama Mio the winner of the Best Pregnancy Product at the Pregnancy & Birth awards in 2006.
is a true pioneer in the television industry. She was chief executive of Talkback Thames, for five years until recently she left June 2010.
She was head of one of Britain’s most successful independent production companies that produce programmes such as The X-Factor, The Apprentice and Green Wing.
A champion of new talent in her industry, Lorraine became the first female controller of BBC1 and was named “First Woman of Media” in the 2006 CBI/Real Business First Women Awards.
When ever I hear about a women achieving great ness in the world it really gives me a warm glow, and an instant connection I say fantastic not just for her, but for us all.
A true reminder that ordinary girls… do become extra-ordinary women.
Stay blessed & positive.x
About the Author: Karyn Bascombe
I call myself a late starter; to the career and business world that is, but that’s no disadvantage, not understanding I had entered the university call life when I became a mum at 21!
So therefore had been busy attaining degrees, and qualifications of all kinds without realising it, until now. Lucky me I say.
I am a proud single mother of 3 children 21, 17, and 7; they are my daily inspiration.
I am a freelance feature writer, and I also create and deliver inspirational programmes for girls.
I love what I do, my one important rule of thumb is, always remember people first!
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