Here come the girls! #BalanceforBetter #IWD2019

As well as having a super awesome and inspirational female owner, Boss boasts many incredible women within our 22x strong staff. All with varied backgrounds, qualifications and individual talents, we love to champion amazing ladies.

To celebrate International Women’s Day the staff here at Boss told me who their favourite inspirational lady is and gave their reasons why!

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Debra Burns, MD

Michelle Obama is my current crush.  From a difficult start in life with no privileges and rising to be a totally dignified and respected First Lady of the first black president of the USA is impressive on many levels.  I’m reading her autobiography at the moment, a rich and diverse account of her life.  I’d love to meet her.  What a tremendous ambassador for her favourite charitable work with the Entertainment Industry Foundation, Healthy Child Healthy World, and Peace Players International.  You are much admired

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Phil, Casting Booker

Alexandria Ocasio Cortez was the first name that sprung to my mind! After my wife and Debs, obviously…and all the other Boss ladies… You’re all amazing!

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Phoebe, Junior Assistant

I have a couple, couldn’t just pick one!

Lady Gaga – The only woman to win the 5 big awards all in one season (Oscar, Golden Globes, Critics Choice, Grammy, BAFTA).  She also officially supports over 20 charities and 24 causes.

Ruth E. Carter – Costume designer on Black Panther (one of the first major movies to have a predominantly black cast with accurate references to African culture including within the costume design) and she has just won an Oscar for her work on the movie.

Brie Larson – Captain Marvel comes out 8th March, TODAY! (International Women’s Day).  She is the first female lead in a Marvel movie and is really inspiring for young women.

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Emily, Model Booker

I really admire Ellie Goulding! Alongside being a super talented singer/songwriter, she is also the Global Goodwill Ambassador for the UN Environment programme. Her passion and contribution towards raising awareness of issues such as plastic pollution and illegal wildlife trade, I find so inspiring.

I was lucky enough to swim alongside sea turtles in Australia. However, video’s like the below highlight the ongoing issue of pollution & make me worry about the future of the animals in our oceans.

https://www.unenvironment.org/news-and-stories/video/world-sea-turtle-day-ellie-goulding

Everyone, please recycle so that we can help save our planet!

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Robyn, Model Booker

Mine is definitely Amal Clooney – A self-acknowledged refugee born in Lebanon, Oxford-educated barrister dedicating her life to helping people fight injustice, with her work covering the rights of women and refugees, as well as gun control, freedom of information and terrorism.

“Feminism, for me, is about choice, about women having choices. The challenges that women face today are completely different based on where they’re born. In some places, women are fighting for the right not to be genitally mutilated, in others it’s the right to choose who to marry, in others to have equal pay.” – Amal Clooney

I LOVE her style and grace. She’s definitely a female Boss.

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Ella, Junior Division Model Booker

JK Rowling for me, for many reasons her incredible imagination and charitable work.

Despite a publicly difficult past she inspires me to keep going and to never give up 💫

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Arooj, Digital Content Coordinator

Mine would have to be both Amal Clooney and Angelina Jolie.

As well as adopting and giving children a better home, Angelina Jolie has done a lot with Syrian refugees and has called for an end to war. The media can often be biased to how we see things and how we see people, so when I see people who have a huge presence in the industry being open-minded and doing what’s right, it makes me feel good.

Amal Clooney, literally echoing what Robyn said above. She’s amazing and so is her wardrobe!

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Lauren, Head Booker 

I have recently finished Coco Chanel: The Legend and the Life and I was most inspired. Born into poverty and brought up in an orphanage, Coco Chanel had the vision, courage and passion to turn her life around for the better.

A genius of her time, a sheer hard grafter, a visionary and a party girl. Coco changed the face and shape of fashion; relaxing the restricted styles of time past. I love nothing more than frolicking on the beach and thank you Coco, we have beachwear! Along with wearing trousers, she made it de rigour that menswear wasn’t just for men and we are all equal. Happy International Women’s Day everyone!

#BalanceforBetter #IWD2019

https://www.internationalwomensday.com/

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