We Won an Award!
Last week, people around the world celebrated International Women's Day on March 8th. In Edinburgh there was a host of stimulating and celebratory events and at Real Talk we were thrilled to have attended the Investing Women Conference.
Excitingly, Real Talk and I were invited as a winner of the Young Entrepreneur Award! That means I got a ticket to the conference and dinner, a £500 prize and access to a wonderful network of people wanting to support our early stage social business. I had 1-2-1 sessions with Scottish Enterprise and the Knowledge Transfer Network, and met some fabulous fellow female entrepreneurs. I also managed to catch up with our friends from Firstport and The Melting Pot.
It was such an honour to be surrounded by so many inspirational humans who are so willing to support each other, to learn and to challenge ourselves to make the world a better place. One of my key takeaways was the idea that if you ever say "I can't do this..." just add "alone." Its something I have really noticed lately, that its time for the Real Talk team to grow. So if you're interested coming onboard keep your eyes peeled as we'll be making some exciting announcements soon.
A huge congrats to the other Ambition and AccelerateHER award winners and a just another squeal of excitement at winning this award!
Finally, I just have to point out that I wore a £5, throughly 80's, vintage suit which I found at a charity shop. Is it putting too much provenance on an outfit if I say it represented a subversive display of social purpose in a more corporate environment?! (kidding, of course, I just love the outfit)
If you'd like to come along to our next mental health storytelling event on March 30th, you can find info/tickets here.