Inspiring Women – A fantastic morning at the Tate Modern
I had the pleasure and privilege of being invited to an event at the Tate Modern for Inspiring Women. Created by Miriam González Durántez, the event was a great opportunity for women to meet the younger generation and pass on tit-bits of advice and the some of the knowledge we’ve gained over our careers. Organised with the help of my dear friend Amanda Berry OBE and BAFTA, it was a fantastic event.
Since October 2013, the campaign has gone across the country and has hosted events with women in the fields of Finance, Fashion, Medicine, Manufacturing, Technology, Sport – and now the Arts. As an ambassador for Great Britain and a women in the arts I was delighted to be invited to come along and I feel strongly about our younger generation – they are our future after all. In attendance were some other great names, such as Kanya King OBE, Sue Peart and representatives from BBC, Bank of America and Warner Bros.
Now with over 15,000 members, the organisation has amassed a vast network of individuals who are excited to be involved and rightfully so. I was truly inspired by the drive and tenacity of these young people. I spoke to girls as young as 13 and 14 who wanted to become doctors and even one young novelist who treated us to a small snippet of her story – although I wish it was longer as I could have listened all day.
I was blown away with how many watched Dragons’ Den and had the ambition to get into the business and the arts – and wanted to succeed! It was fantastic to hear that the girls’ knew the importance of having a mentor and they said they had this relationship with their teachers. I’m an advocate for mentors so this really made me happy.
All in all, Inspiring Women is a terrific organisation which I’m thrilled to be associated with. If you’d like to learn more about their campaign or to join the network, click here to find out more. Hopefully together we can all be positive role models for our future and inspire these girls to be everything they want to be.