A woman who has inspired me
“Speaking your truth is the most powerful tool we all have. For too long, women have not been heard or believed if they dared to speak their truth to the power of those men. But their time is up. A new day is on the horizon, and when that new day finally dawns, it will be because of a lot of magnificient women and some pretty phenomenal men, fighting hard to make sure that they become the leaders who take us to the time when nobody ever has to say “me too” again.” - Oprah Winfrey's Speech accepting the Cecil B. DeMille Award at the 2018 Golden Globes
My words to share with others
We can all play our part to ensure that true diversity and equality is achieved in the 21st Century.
My proudest achievement
The launch of The Miranda Brawn Diversity Leadership Foundation which helps to increase diversity across the Globe while supporting young leaders from a range of social backgrounds. My Foundation was initially set up following a race diversity gap in the workplace which was not being prioritized in 2015. We strive to improve the positions of minority groups (including girls and women) at all levels of society, through education, enablement and empowerment. We do this through raising awareness, advocacy, diversity lectures, tailored scholarships, funding, work experience, mentoring and positive action. This has resulted in empowering our next generation of leaders with the skills and networks to affect positive change in marginalised communities while closing the diversity gap and setting the foundation to have successful careers.
My thoughts on feminism and women’s suffrage
Everyone (male and female) who believes in gender equality is a feminist. The Centenary is a moment of celebration, a time to reflect on the great strides made towards gender equality and what action is still required to close the gender equality gap. Let us ensure that the next 100 years will see gender equality achieved everywhere so that we can all reach our full potential.