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I constantly have people contact me in relation to disrupting my industry and I laugh. Clearly they don't read my blogs as I am 5 steps ahead. First mistake. Second mistake is I take the opportunity to look at their businesses and while the buzzwords come in hard and fast, they have no substance to break it up.
While I have experienced inequality, and yes it has come from men, but overall, it is women that are more likely to hold other women back - and that is fact in today's society.
As a woman entrepreneur, giving it a go, it is very important that I empower other women to do the same and support women and men in their journeys as entrepreneurs and citizens of the world. Likewise, no person gets a job in my company due to sex, but rather ability to do the job and self-starting attitude. If they are not a self-starter, and prepared to work hard and learn, then quite frankly, they don't last.
At the first meeting, I was very surprised. Having gotten use to the brash American, go-getting attitude that sometimes can be confronting for an Australian, I was expecting more of the same from her. Instead, I sat down with a great, wholesome, Southern woman, who was awe-inspiring. She talked about the business like it was no big deal that in her early 30's she had built to sell tens of millions of security technology to Fortune 200 companies. I did the sums in my head, and straight away I realised that she was something special. Someone I can learn from.
Taking some good advice from a friend, I have been on the road to a new journey of self-discovery and it is a complete eye-opener.
As a company, Marketing Eye has been a company who believes that growth is imperative to keep employees engaged, stay ahead of the curve and invest in areas such as innovation and technology – but this is all not easily funded.
I came across a company recently that sparked my attention: Kabbage.
It challenges me to talk about my roots because there are some things you keep personal. I have grown so much over the past 42 years, as we all have, and I don't particularly like that shy, intimidated young girl that I once was. And there are many people that remember that girl well.
I visited my first boss, who reminded me of that. He said I had changed so much. He was right. He remembers me as the Catholic girl from Charters Towers, who was so shy that I use to put my finished work in my in-tray hoping miraculously that someone would take it out and give it to the right person.