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International Women’s Day 2021 - Celebrating the Women at Active Wow

International Women’s Day 2021 - Celebrating the Women at Active Wow

March 08, 2021

International Women’s Day is an opportunity to celebrate the victories of women across the globe, while also raising awareness of the challenges faced in our political, social, economic, professional, and cultural lives. Being a woman in our society presents its challenges… but it’s also one of the most beautiful things. 

At Active Wow, we strive to make all of our voices heard and provide an equal opportunity for everyone’s success. With 55% of our team being female, we are proud to celebrate these women – including their work and efforts, particularly on this day. 

They were asked questions relating to experience as a woman in the workforce and life in general. Let’s hear what they had to say…

Kaylie, Business Operations 

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What makes your job unique/exciting? 

Having my hands in multiple different projects, from conception and inception to execution. I enjoy helping all departments meet their goals, finding efficiencies and working with a passionate team with diverse skills.

What is your favorite thing about being a woman?

Versatility and the opportunity to be simultaneously both soft and strong.

What is a common workplace assumption about women that you’d like to challenge?

Women are often first assumed to be incompetent or underrated until proven otherwise, which is generally opposite for men. There is also an expectation to perform better to achieve the same level of recognition.

Who is a woman that you admire?

My mom, my network of talented women who inspire and support me, female trailblazers of history and present time… the list is long. 

Aileen, Inventory Manager

What makes your job unique/exciting? 

I get to be a part of almost all aspects of the business – Marketing/Amazon/Planning etc. It's thrilling to be able to gain knowledge into the business as a whole and work with some amazing people! 

What is your favorite thing about being a woman?

My favorite thing about being a woman is the ability to be strong and powerful, yet compassionate at the same time. We build some of the best relationships.

What is a common workplace assumption about women that you’d like to challenge?

That women are less qualified for a managerial role. I don’t know about you, but some of the women I have worked with have the confidence, knowledge and the ability to be the best of the best!

Who is a woman that you admire?

My mom is someone who I admire. I admire her kindness and willingness to help others and her strength to stand up for what she believes in.

And a favorite quote as a bonus: 

“You can always tell who the strong women are. They are the ones you see building one another up instead of tearing each other down.” –Unknown

Devon, Manager of Branding 

What makes your job unique/exciting? 

Everyday I wake up and dive into something new. My job is a compilation of innovation, creation and disruption. I feel motivated and empowered to be working with an amazing team, including exceptional women and men. 

What is your favorite thing about being a woman?

Being a powerful force. As a young woman, I want to set the example that everything is possible and that you are not where you come from, what’s happened to you or who/what has held you back. My favorite thing about being a woman that I am a beautiful beast that shows up for herself everyday, which can be damn hard in a world that is only recently starting to show up for women, minorities and the LGBTQ+ community. 

What is a common workplace assumption about women that you’d like to challenge?

That you need to make yourself small. Don’t ever mute or shrink yourself to aid in others’ projections or perceptions of what a woman in the workplace should be like. Bet on yourself and make an investment in your own future.

Who is a woman that you admire?

Any woman who has been the change they needed to see in the world.

Laura, Graphic Designer 

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What makes your job unique/exciting? 

My job is unique and exciting because I'm constantly working on different types of projects, which makes it dynamic and fun.

What is your favorite thing about being a woman?

I love my femininity!

What is a common workplace assumption about women that you’d like to challenge?

That women are more agreeable than men. 

Who is a woman that you admire?

My sister. 

Karina, Social Media and Communications 

What makes your job unique/exciting? 

Working with a small, close-knit team that not only spreads positivity as a brand but also throughout the company. I enjoy interacting with customers and content creators everyday and having the opportunity to explore new ideas in my work. 

What is your favorite thing about being a woman?

The ability to cultivate friendships with other women of similar interests and strengthen each other through acts of support and encouragement. 

What is a common workplace assumption about women that you’d like to challenge?

That women are too emotional and can’t hold leadership roles. I’ve been lucky enough to work with many strong, capable and natural leaders, who also happen to be women. They continue to inspire me in my professional and personal life. 

Who is a woman that you admire?

Firstly, I admire my mother who is warm-hearted, nurturing and supportive, while also being objective and strong when faced with difficult situations. I also admire the strong women who have broken barriers and created history in society. 

Laina, Social Media and Communications 

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What makes your job unique/exciting? 

The ability to work with a small and closely connected team in which we are all able to collaborate with each other to come up with new, fun and exciting ideas!

What is your favorite thing about being a woman?

Being able to feel beautiful! Shopping for new clothes, having fun with makeup and hair. I also love getting my nails done.

What is a common workplace assumption about women that you’d like to challenge?

I believe women can be just as successful as men!

Who is a woman that you admire?

I admire my mom for putting herself through medical school all on her own, working hard and becoming successful in her field so that my sister and I can have the opportunities we have today. 

Final Note

Let’s celebrate each other and #ChooseToChallenge women stereotypes in all aspects of our lives. This #IWD2021, share your story with us. We would love to hear from you. 



Comments

Higinio Tellez
Higinio Tellez

March 09, 2021

Very positive and enthusiastic words, you are a great team !!!!!!

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