Words, Ideas, Stuff
Some ideas and thoughts, captured with the view to help you.
So, here's an amazing lady! Have you heard of Selina Tusitala Marsh? She's New Zealand Poet Laureate 2017–2019?
"Selina’s poetry has been published in over 70 national and international anthologies, academic books, literary and scholarly journals and on various notable literary websites. Its multicultural appeal is evident; since 2005 she has been invited to take part in over 140 poetic performances, has led over 110 workshops for community and professional organisations, spoken and mentored at over 45 schools and delivered over a dozen keynotes at literary and community events."
Read more about her here
Image credit: Selina Tusitala Marsh, 2013. Emma Hughes Photography
If you're feeling a little disenfranchised or wondering 'surely, there's more to life than this?' then perhaps this TED talk will spark something for you and help re-engage you. In a recent talk by writer Emily Esfahani Smith, and she says that our culture is obsessed with happiness and then asks "but what if there's a more fulfilling path"?
Emily's research shows that happiness comes and goes, but having meaning in life -- serving something beyond yourself and developing the best within you -- gives you something to hold onto.
Her TED talk on why there's more to life than happiness explains the difference between being happy and having meaning, and she shares the four pillars of a meaningful life. It's a good watch (good to watch while on the treadmill if you need to kill those cardio minutes as I did!)
We all know there is a major issue with a lack of diversity in business and many other professions, not just gender diversity, but racial, age, sexual orientation etc and we’d love to play a small part in changing this. We truly believe in the power of diversity.
We need more local, reachable role models, more real stories, more women we can connect with that are not the stereotype and have a ‘CEO’ job title – we want these people too, but we want young women to see people “like me” (like them) and realise, they too, can achieve so many things.
We’re actively collecting insights and stories from some amazing women, watch this space to learn more about them. If you are one, and/or want to connect us with some other amazing women, please contact us now!