I will never forget cotton farmers working in the field and their poor housing conditions when I was living in Uganda...
So today I am very excited to introduce you to Gergana Damyanova, who wrote an extremely insightful, practical and all encompassing guest blog post entitled "5 ways to make your business wardrobe more sustainable."
Gergana is a great friend of mine whom inspires me so much with her sustainable entrepreneurship purpose. What is even more remarkable is that together with her sister Denitsa she co-founded my favorite sustainable fashion brand Blonde Gone Roque, which was their teen dream!
👉 Check out the blog post, which we hope inspires you to approach fashion differently. You can make a difference with your choices!
Regularly I get questions from men why I support women empowerment initiatives and even more interestingly, what is going to happen with men if women fill more senior roles.
I need to admit that I understand that for most men it is hard to realize what their female colleagues experience at workplaces, so I don’t judge their questions and comments.
But what I would like to encourage male professionals to do is getting yourself more familiar with issues faced by women. Initiate a dialogue and ask them to share their experiences. This is the way to get more empathetic.
On the other side, female professionals should be more brave in telling their stories about micro aggressions.
A good and easy start towards empathy is reading this article which tells a story of a female lone coder.
I like people who can 'walk their talk.' Instead of giving advices, they show you how it's done by themselves. This makes it so authentic!
When I think of such a person in the area of women empowerment, I immediately say - Mira Vasic from InTouch!
So, it is a big pleasure to share with you a new guest blog post written by Mira. She shares with us her touching story on how Mira has tackled various obstacles while pursuing her dreams.
I find this article so inspiring and motivating!
Feel free to get in touch with Mira if you need career advice and follow her purposeful work - helping women to get more influence on their own career and on the world.
Happy international #womenday!
As a Lithuanian 🇱🇹 woman working in The Netherlands 🇳🇱 for a great technology company Schuberg Philis, I feel extremely privileged.
I grew up with loving parents, never needed to worry about access to safe drinking water 💦 , electricity ⚡️, high quality education, warm house 🏠 and stable income 💰.
Yes! I do sometimes feel disadvantaged working in a masculine business world, but I find it too minor to talk about it today.
Instead I like to focus my effort to help truly disadvantaged single mothers in rural Uganda 🇺🇬 by working together with Integrated Villages NGO.
After I volunteered there in 2019, I could not resist in creating an opportunity for women to earn extra income.
If you too would like to contribute in funding entrepreneurship of women in rural Uganda, you can do so in a very simple way! Instead of giving a donation, you can purchase one of their products - 'bracelet with a story'.