International Women’s Day 2020
I am Mary Sadlier CEO of Coole Swan; I am a successful female. You are a successful female; we are all successful females.
Look around girls, we have come a long way. We have the freedom to compete, the right to say what’s on our minds, we hold positions of power. We have arrived. Now, is the time to fulfill the prophecy of Sheryl Sandberg COO Facebook. “In the future there will be no female leaders. There will just be leaders”.
Time, the great healer, will work in our favour. It might be my grandchildren, or it may be the grandchildren of my children but one day the label of our gender will not come before our achievements. One day little girls and little boys will draw CEO’s, Presidents, Doctor’s, Bakers, Candlestick Maker’s and they won’t gender them, they will just draw them.
There are pay gaps to be filled and firsts yet to be achieved but we should pat ourselves on the back and raise a glass of Coole Swan (if I may suggest!) to the brave women who got us to where we are today.
The future is about exposure……If you can see it you can be it. Women need to keep speaking, keep guiding, keep nurturing, keep discovering. Women need to keep being women.
On International Women’s Day 2020 Coole Swan pledge that within our organization and influence base, the role of women will be supported, encouraged at every level to make every woman the best that she can be.
– Mary Sadlier, CEO, Coole Swan.