What does International Women’s Day mean to you?
Men are just as important as women for International Women’s Day to help support the cause. With that in mind in light of IWD we have spoken to the guys of Seed to see what International Women’s Day means to them, and why it is important.
Whether they be clients, colleagues, mentors, classmates, friends, or even my own relatives, I will always be appreciative and thankful for the positive impact that women have made on not only my career, but my life as well. Thank you, and happy International Women’s Day.
I’m proud that Seed is an organisation that empowers and supports women, offering a place to develop and grow careers without prejudice. Seed would be less than half the organisation we are today without you.
Women finding and carving out careers in digital has been under scrutiny for a number of years now. I know that when I started my career in SEO, very few applicants were women.
Without sounding too preachy, Seed has always tried to judge those that apply on their skills and passions. We’ve had women hired into a number of different roles, from Client Partner all the way through to executive level and apprenticeship programs. It’s fair to say that the women I work with each give their own unique perspectives, and are incredibly eager to grow their knowledge and experience within digital. It feels a bit odd writing specifically about them because we all work so seamlessly together; there’s no question that they are an important part of the agency. But I guess on International Women’s Day we do have to think about what it means to us, and I guess for me it’s making sure there’s no question that there’ll be support for women in digital if they feel it’s still not there, and we can start by doing that at Seed!
International Women’s Day for me is a day to recognise and champion women across the world and the excellent work they do in the workplace, in our society and across our communities.
As a result of societal male bias, women have to work harder in all aspects of their life and we need campaigns such as International Women’s Day to help us forge ahead and make the change towards a more equal, and therefore better society.Having worked at Seed for several years now I have found the equal gender split one of the best aspects of work life, having previously worked in male-dominated workplaces in the past (which sadly seems to be the norm in digital and tech). My female colleagues provide skills and expertise that we would otherwise be hugely lacking and have taught me so much about digital marketing in my time here. Without their involvement, Seed would not be where we are right now.
While any day makes for a great opportunity to celebrate the women in my life, International Women’s Day gives me one more reason to do exactly that!
The women I work with at Seed make the agency a fantastic and inspiring place to work and without their creativity, hard work and dedication, Seed wouldn’t be as forward thinking and successful as it is today.
International Women’s Day is a great opportunity to appreciate all the amazing things that women have achieved. Equality is a massive part of Seeds culture, so to see so many of our female team achieving such great things in the digital landscape is amazing to see. Our female Seedlings are a huge part of our success!
I’ve grown up with so many important woman in my life. All of which that have helped and guided me to were I am today. However my mum has traits where she demands respect by being assertive, yet kind at the same time. While teaching and showing me how important it is to be vulnerable towards those we love in our lives. This is so important to have because as men we are told to be strong and show no weakness.
The woman in my life taught me it’s okay to be sensitive and show feelings, this has allowed me to speak out on issues that I never would have been able to without her guidance. Huge shout out to you mum for that one!I’m lucky to have so many strong, kind and ambitious woman at work too! I admire their passion and drive daily and have learnt so much from them.
From a very young age I have been lucky enough to be surrounded by incredible women, and witnessed unwavering tenacity that has inspired me growing up.
During my formative years, my wonderful mum was diagnosed with breast cancer. The standout memory of this time is how little she let it affect her. If anyone deserved to be feeling sorry for themselves, it was my mum. But she never did. Instead she woke up and inspired me every day, supporting my sister and I, and encouraging us to grab life with both hands.
Fast forward to my early 20s, when I met my girlfriend. She was career-driven, kind, more organised than Marie Kondo herself, and disabled. However, the immense challenges she has faced in the throws of her condition never get her down. I’m in awe of how much this women has achieved by herself, and in spite of her body often working totally against her.
In my day-to-day life I work in a diverse, collaborative environment, with many incredible women who inspire me day in day out. Women lead, they innovate, they inspire, and I’m proud to recognise and celebrate them on International Women’s Day.
As an agency, we feel really lucky to have such a great team and culture. What’s more there are now more women than men at Seed! Go gals!