The Rise Of The Girl Boss #InternationalWomen’sDay

The Rise Of The Girl Boss #InternationalWomen’sDay

Happy International Women’s Day!! Today we celebrate all women and the advancement’s we’ve made in Women’s Right’s, the knowledge and understanding that is growing around equality the questions that are being asked and the rise of feminism. No longer do we stand quietly by, our voices our opinions are now recognised and heard. For that I wanted to share with you my female inspirations, Girl Bosses and Female Empowerment those who have inspired me the most, and the one non-female who encouraged my female independence, believed in my strength and influenced the girl boss with in me.

My Mum – I get to look at this wise woman everyday, the woman who rebelled against her family to have her family and dream career in Childcare, the woman who raised me and my brother whilst my dad worked 2 jobs, the woman who would skip meals so that me, my brother and my dad could be fed, the woman who showed me what it means to stand up for myself, my beliefs and others around me, the most caring, loving and loyal woman I know. My original role model, my number one female inspiration, my mum. Together with my dad she raised me to be independent, inspired me to achieve my goals and dreams and showed me what it meant to treat everyone equally.

My Dad – The one and only non-female on my list, the man who showed me how to change a tyre, how to fit a washing machine, fix a boiler and change a fuse. The man who talks to me like a ‘man’, he doesn’t dumb it down or patronise and he doesn’t ‘rescue’ the damsel in distress instead he advises and informs. He has given me the tools and knowledge to fend for myself, he has supported and encouraged my independence and equality, as much as we celebrate this day for female’s, we also need to celebrate those males who also fight for equal right’s and give us the strength to be strong independent females, those beliefs, ambitions and cultural changes start at home.

My Managers – I work part-time in retail and I am so proud to say that all our top line managers are female!! Store Manager, Deputy Store Manager, Womens Shop Floor Brand Manager, Mens Shop Floor Brand Manager and Stock Room Manager are all female’s, we are a female power hub, we do have male managers within the store and of course male and female staff but it honestly makes me so proud to work for a company where female’s are leading the way.

Friends – I have been so lucky to have so many strong, independent and supportive female friends. So many times we hear about girls being ‘bitchy’ and ‘vicious’ and yes, I know first hand that can be the case, but girls we should be building each other up not tearing each other down, and when you find a friendship where you support and encourage each other then they are one’s to keep. Pay each other a compliment, it goes an awful long way when we’ve had a bad day, inspire younger generations, friends and family, help out those in need, female empowerment starts with you, empower those around you.

Bloggers and Vloggers – It’s no surprise that bloggers and vloggers are inspiring so many of us, they are the relate-able celebrity friends that tell us about the newest and prettiest makeup, show us how to do that hairstyle we’ve been struggling with and talk to us like we’re actually in the room with them, and to see so many female bloggers/vloggers inspiring and encouraging others is amazing to be a part of. Zoe (Zoella) with her 12 million viewers,  Victoria (InTheFrow) with the most beautiful editorial style blog, Mykie (GlamandGore) with her infectious energy and comedic style. These are female’s that have built empires from making videos, taking photo’s and writing about their passions, hard-working women whose hobbies became their businesses.

We as women have come a long way from fighting for our rights, we still have a long way to go for true equality, but each of us can make a difference. Let’s build each other up, inspire and encourage, and make a change in our world.

Happy International Women’s Day!!

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  1. March 8, 2018 / 5:23 pm

    You are also an amazing women! You blog and share your passion because its what you love, and I am so happy to know you and so many other people following their dreams!

  2. March 8, 2018 / 6:02 pm

    I am so proud of all the women in my life for fighting for their equality, everyone deserves to be equal, well done you and i’m glad you’re surrounded by good hearted people! Still a long way to go but i’m happy that women are finally taking the steps to getting the equality that is needed!

    • March 8, 2018 / 6:57 pm

      100% agree, we’re all equal and should treat each other as such, I’m glad you have such strong and supportive women in your life too. Thanks for reading xx

  3. March 8, 2018 / 6:09 pm

    Absolutely awesome. I am so glad you have so much positivity in your life. And I particularly loved the inclusion of your dad. I have a similar relationship with mine, and am so glad that he made sure I could be self sufficient.

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    • March 8, 2018 / 7:10 pm

      Thank you so much Ashley, I’m so glad to hear you have such an incredible dad too, our parent’s are often our first role models, setting us up for our lives and men can influence female empowerment and equality too xx

      • March 9, 2018 / 3:16 am

        You got it. I have always said u was lucky 😉

  4. 1stephloves
    March 8, 2018 / 8:39 pm

    Such a great post. And your dad sounds like an amazing guy. We need more men like him in the world.

    Happy International Women’s Day babe xxx

    • March 8, 2018 / 8:57 pm

      Thank you so much, he really is and we really do! Thank you for reading xx

  5. Lisa's Notebook
    March 8, 2018 / 10:01 pm

    I love this post! I think it’s wonderful that the most inspirational woman at the top of your list is your mum, and even better that your dad is second because he never talked down to you. You are lucky with your parents 🙂 You are so right that each of us can make a difference. We do need to keep encouraging and inspiring each other, not just on International Womens Day either. Thank you for sharing this post! xx

    Lisa | http://www.lisasnotebook.com

    • March 8, 2018 / 10:12 pm

      Thank you Lisa, I’m so grateful to have such supportive parents, they’re my world. Thank you so much for reading, and leaving such a lovely comment. May we keep inspiring each other xx

  6. March 9, 2018 / 12:09 pm

    What a wonderful, uplifting and empowering post! Your dad sounds wonderful, it’s fantastic that he doesn’t treat you any differently than he would a boy when it comes to stereo-typically “man things” xxx

    • March 9, 2018 / 12:45 pm

      Thank you so much Jenny, I think it’s so important that men also empower the women in their lives xxx

  7. March 10, 2018 / 2:00 pm

    It might just be me and probably is. But I hate the term girl boss. Like do we have to cutesy, pink and sparkle every term we use to describe women in power so it’s less threatening? Not that there’s anything wrong with pink and sparkle. I really enjoyed the article though x thank you for sharing from one woman to another.

    • March 10, 2018 / 6:13 pm

      Great point you’ve made, obviously everyone has their own opinions, I personally don’t mind the term girl boss but I was wondering is it the way our culture has brought us up to think of girls as being pink and sparkly and boys as being blue and cheeky that has led us to these stereotypes? Thank you for sharing your thoughts and starting a conversation x

  8. April 11, 2018 / 12:26 pm

    What a fab post Emma 🙂 it’s lovely to read how you’ve been influenced by some amazing women. And I love you’ve included your dad too. I might have to steal your idea and write about who has influenced me too. Xx

    • April 11, 2018 / 12:37 pm

      Thank you for your kind words, I’d love to read about who has influenced you, I’ll keep my eye out for your post xx

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