A note for International Women’s Day
On International Women’s Day I’ve been thinking quite a lot about what it means to run & grow a business in 2021. Although I am not, nor ever will be labelled a feminist more a wellbeing warrior and indeed worrier at times! It has been tough on occasion, and tougher than it needed to be, as I am a Miss not a Mr! In the wellbeing industry I feel we are however at last bucking the trend. Although many boardrooms and top positions are filled by men, women represent the majority shareholders where wellbeing is concerned and wellbeing is firmly on the workplace agenda!
With women taking the lead, female-centric issues are gaining more attention too, to the benefit of workplaces around the globe. Also, globally we are more stressed and exhausted than ever! The rapid expansion of this multi million pound sector has stemmed from our growing desire (as a society, in particular post Covid-19) to live more balanced healthier & purposeful lifestyles.
Traditionally many people may think that businesses that focus on caring for people’s wellbeing as being ‘nice to have or even ‘fluffy’. Things are rapidly changing fast though. On a day when we celebrate the achievements of women, we should celebrate our success in making good mental and physical wellbeing something everyone aspires to. More and more business owners are recognising, even in the most traditionally male-dominated workplaces, that showing you care about their staff is vital.