In celebration of International Women’s Day, the team at Bubble Agency have chosen a handful of strong women that inspire us daily. We celebrate women’s achievements, acknowledge the struggles that women face every day and support equality for all.
Take a look at our selection of inspirational women for 2021!
Sadie Groom – Managing Director:
My IWD person this year is Shonda Rhimes – I love her passion for television, storytelling and the beauty and humour of her shows but above all her business acumen is top notch, especially her deal with Peloton, not an obvious choice but it works for me. Everything she does from Greys Anatomy to this year’s Christmas hit Bridgerton makes me very happy and she inspires me as she is a leader, in fact the leader, in her craft.
Louise Wells – Associate Director:
My Inspirational Woman is Hillary Rodman Clinton. Last summer I read her book ‘What Happened’ and felt so much admiration for how she publicly handed the 2016 campaign and subsequent defeat, showing resilience, calmness and such grace at a time when all she wanted to do was hide under the duvet. This is inspiration we can all learn from, to stay true to our beliefs and not be knocked back by criticism and defeat no matter how bad it feels at the time.
Laura Cabarcos – Account Director:
Sheryl Sandberg is the COO of Facebook. There are many reasons why I find Sandberg inspiring but what I admire the most is her fearlessness and that she raises her hand as a woman in a male heavy environment, encouraging all women to fight back. I completely agree with her concept of equality “A truly equal world would be one where women ran half our countries and companies and men ran half our homes”.
Kelli Neve-Read – Senior Account Manager:
Edith Eger is my inspirational woman. Using her own past as a Holocaust survivor and thriver as a powerful analogy, she inspires people to tap their full potential and shape their very best destinies. “It’s the first time I see that we have a choice: to pay attention to what we’ve lost or to pay attention to what we still have.”
― Dr. Edith Eva Eger, The Choice.
Nikita Panchal – Marketing Director:
I started YouTube years ago when it wasn’t even a ‘thing’. Lilly Singhwas my idol and inspiration then, and still is now. She was ranked tenth on the Forbes list of the world’s highest paid YouTube stars in 2017. She has fourteen million subscribers and over three billion video views. Forbes named her one of the 40 most powerful people in comedy in 2019. If that’s not a reason to qualify as an inspirational woman, then I don’t know what is.
Wendy Mattock – Senior Account Director:
I’m a huge fan of Natasha Pulley’s writing – her three published novels allowed me to escape to 19th century London, Japan and Peru during lockdown. If you love magical realism, slightly re-imagined historical events, heart-breaking characters and clockwork octopi, I highly recommend seeking her out.
Andrew Bellingham – Business Development Manager:
My Rachael who surprises me every day with her total dedication and love for others working as a nurse for the NHS for 30 years.
Kerry Norman – Senior Account Executive:
Kamala Harris is my inspirational woman this year. Not only the first female Vice President, Kamala is also the first African American and first Asian American vice president. She is a huge inspiration to women world-wide, showing that females can be in positions of power and be equal to our male counterparts. It was a historic moment seeing her during the inauguration and made me very proud to be a woman.
Season Skuro – US Publicist:
The most inspiring woman to me was my Aunt, Linda Walter, who lost her battle to cancer when I was in high school.
She had a long and successful career in Public Relations and she’s the one who inspired me to follow in her path which has led me to where I am today.
Denise Williams – Senior US Publicist:
My inspirational woman is my mother. She inspires me to live each day to the fullest no matter what your circumstances or what life throws your way. She lives in the present. Yesterday is gone and we don’t know what tomorrow holds. Make the most of right now.
Hannah Watkins – Junior Account Executive:
My inspirational woman is Alex Light. After fighting various eating disorders, she now uses her platform to promote all things body positivity. A lot of content on social media is edited, creating a false reality – Alex keeps it real and jumps on the latest trends to educate people. She has a great podcast where she interviews lots of amazing guests too. Definitely worth a listen!
Lula Walmsley – Senior Account Executive:
I have chosen Chinese director, Chloé Zhao as my inspirational woman. This year, Chloe became the first Asian woman to win the Best Director award at the Golden Globes and was the second woman ever to win the award. This was a moment in history that I believe is a win for women everywhere and shows that talented women will strive in whatever sector they pursue.