Time has flown since our very successful WICT conference on International Women’s Day in March. Thank you to so many WICT members who joined us on the day, at one point we had over 180 attendees and the feedback on our line-up of speakers has been incredible. It was a pleasure to meet so many of you.
In my role as WICT UK President I’m lucky to get to meet many talented women in business however over the Easter period I was able to spend quality time with another amazing woman, my Mum, who turns 70 this month. We did the Beer to Branscombe walk over the cliff tops in East Devon which is a six mile round trip up some very steep hills! She threw herself into the challenge with great energy and passion and I had this overwhelming sense of pride that she is my Mum. She also flew on her own for the first time in March to Geneva to visit my late fathers’ sister and her family. It made me realise that this woman was and still is an amazing role model and I’m so lucky to have her in my life.
There’s a saying that goes ‘spend time with your parents; listen to them; nurture them – you don’t know how long they are going to be there’. This is so true; since losing my father, my father in law and my mother in law over a ten month period I totally cherish the time I spend with my Mum. I owe her so much and hope that I can be just like her when I turn 70.