Celebrated annually on March 8, International Women's Day is a global celebration of women's social, economic, cultural, and political achievements. The day also marks a call for action to accelerate gender parity. This year's theme is #BreakTheBias.
At GoFetch, our business is powered by some strong, talented women who help make our company successful, with backgrounds ranging from the veterinary industry to technology. We wanted to introduce you to some of our team who not only help run the business but are also powerful forces in our community.
What would you tell your younger self if given a chance? To help celebrate International Women's Day, we asked the women on our team to share some advice they wished someone had told them when starting out. Read their words of wisdom and then you'll find our special #IWD Spotify playlist.
"The tough times will come and go like seasons - but the little girl you once were is always with you. Be kind to yourself! Don't be afraid to use your voice. You will inspire others along the way.”
- Ali, Marketing Specialist
"Don't compare yourself to others. Success isn't linear or on a set timeline and every experience, whether career or personal, has value and meaning. Life is a journey, not a destination!”
- Erin, Head of Member Success
"Believe in yourself, trust your decisions!”
- Jenny, Director of Finance
"It took me a while to find what I loved doing, so I would tell my younger self to take the time to find what I enjoyed rather than rushing into things that I thought would be a good fit.”
Michelle, Development Manager
"Be bold, be your one true and wild self. Don't waste time worrying about other people's opinions - yours is the only one that matters.”
- Sarah, Director of Sales
"I often used to aim to achieve things because it was valued highly by the majority, regardless of whether or not it's something I wanted. If I could go back, I would tell myself to be brave in listening to and just standing by what I personally want! Take a moment and try to separate out what really matters to you vs. what the world is making you think matters.”
- Sherry, Software Engineer
"Enjoy all aspects of life along the way. Allow yourself to grieve, allow yourself peace and most importantly allow yourself to celebrate your accomplishments. Your hard work pays off (and it's still not our final destination)!”
- Sophia, Customer Success Lead
"Be a pineapple, always stand tall, wear a crown and be sweet in the inside!”
- Marine, Director of Operations
"Look at every job as an opportunity to learn and don’t be afraid to make mistakes. Keep learning and being curious. And, you’ll likely never regret missing a meeting, take time for yourself and be present for experiences that you’ll remember for a lifetime.”
- Vicki, VP Marketing
Thanks for reading, now enjoy our International Women's Day playlist, curated by the women on the GoFetch team.