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Networking : International Woman’s Day at QOffices

International Woman’s Day is a day to celebrate activists on a global level, raising awareness of their work and the challenges they face. It’s also a great opportunity to network and connect with people committed to gender equality.
Marked annually on March 8th, IWD is one of the most important days of the year to celebrate women’s achievements. At Quintessential Offices our locations are a workplace for many inspiring entrepreneurial women from all backgrounds so what better way than to host our first networking event celebrating exactly that: WOMEN!

Listening to women who have already travelled the path share their life experiences, knowledge, and expert advice is one of the best ways to get motivated to take action, so we hosted a panel event where we invited a number of women from different fields and backgrounds to share their story with us.

The Alchemist set the tone with some amazing canapes and cocktails on arrival for all our guests. Once the mingling of all our guests had come to an end and everyone was comfortable in our breakout area at The Town House office the womanpower began.

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First up we had the amazing Gail McPake giving us a workshop on the pillars and importance of ‘Resilience’. Listening to Gail we learned resilience is so important because it’s needed to process and overcome hardship. Those lacking resilience get easily overwhelmed, and may turn to unhealthy coping mechanisms. Gail opened-up to our members and guests about her past and the hardships she has overcome, admitting it was not an easy road however tapping into her strengths and support system to overcome challenges and work through problems. 

Next up we had the pleasure of listening to the female founders aiming for world domination – Amy Moore & Kirsteen Cameron. These ladies own Scotland’s biggest influencer agency, Acquires Creative. We got to hear about the process of building their business from their living room floor to now having their very own office in Uddingston, Glasgow and having their very own show on BBC.  As well as giving us the scoop on all this social media marketing, Amy and Kirsteen answered questions from our lovely guest including where they see their brand going. They have their eyes set on Dubia, so stay tuned! 

To round off the evening we heard from Sharon Black & Maureen Hascoet, both very good friends with different stories to share.  Sharon opened-up about being a high-ranking soldier in the Army and the challenges she faced in this role being a woman. Along with the achievements she has gained and the people she has helped along the way. Maureen gave us an insight into the creative industry and shared her personal ups and downs of moving to a new country and diving into this sector. From having her booming businesses essentially stolen to building herself back up. Taking it back to what Gail was teaching us all in the first panel talk earlier in the evening, you could really see Maureen’s resilience to push to succeed and not give up. 

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