Happy International Women’s Day!
Today we're celebrating international women's day and women from all across the world.
It's a day of hope and action and a celebration of the achievements of women from all walks of life, cultures and ages.
Let’s stand in solidarity with each other to cement equality and reflect upon women past and present, working to achieve milestones whether quietly, under resistance or right up there on centre stage.
Nowadays there are more women joining together in support, in collaboration, in love and in business.
Speaking of business, women make up over third of all Australian business operators (34% or 668,670 women). Over the past two decades there has been a 46% increase in the number of women business operators. We are really going for it!
I absolutely love working with other women and enjoy that we are supporting and lifting each other up. I've joined forces with many women in business over the years to revolutionise our industries and bring better health to people all over the world.
I began this blog in 2010 at home, staring at a blank screen in my pyjamas. I'm proud to say that my blog has now amassed a global monthly audience of over 750,000 people, I've studied for 6 years to become a qualified clinical nutritionist, am a yoga and meditation teacher, penned nine best-selling cookbooks, three online health programs, and I run a thriving online nutrition clinic too.
My Love Your Gut range is well-loved in Australia and has now spread its wings to New Zealand , USA, and the UK. I'm proud to say that all the partners in these regions are women who lead their own businesses! We have the amazing Monica in NZ, Nazia in the UK and Mary in the USA.
We've also recently expanded to Korea. This past year the beautiful Genie Song (an amazing female entrepreneur) from We Drink Love and I have put our hearts, souls, brains and faces together to reach more people around the world, with our love of nutrition and quality health products that benefit others.
Combined with Genie’s marketing and distribution expertise and energy, the range is now hugely popular in Korea! We are both mothers with a similar journey and we are also formidable females who are in charge and charging ahead!
Genie, originally from the USA and Korea, has built her We Drink Love brand from her Sydney base. Like me, she started over ten years ago and through hard work, determination and a passion for healthy eating, she’s exporting her nutritional supplements to Korea in a major way!
I love teaming up with fellow women who lead with their hearts. Genie and I share a passion and drive to do good things in the world through food and gut health. That’s what keeps us going in the wee hours of the night, building our businesses, serving our lovely customers and juggling all the challenges that life inevitably throws at us.
Genie has built a successful natural health product business in Korea. Her business has been on a growth trajectory - and she's just expanded to her third warehouse in Sydney. In less than 3 months last year, our Love Your Gut capsules have gone from 0 to 100 in Korea.
Genie says" The thousands of reviews and outpouring of love has been overwhelmingly positive. We have big expansion plans to further Supercharge Korea and help others with their gut health, across the world!”
International Women’s Day recognises the contribution of women and girls from around the globe, who are working for change. Whether it is in business or the climate of gender equality we are banding together to build a sustainable future. The International Women's Day theme for 2022 is #BreaktheBias, which highlights the importance of challenging biases and misconceptions in the interest of creating a more inclusive and gender-equal world.