Women in Business – Mandie Robinson

Mandie Robinson

Q: What does International Women’s Day mean to you?
I think it’s lovely to have a day to celebrate women’s accomplishments, but also to show other women who have not yet found their passion don’t give up, it’s there, small steps and you can do whatever you put your heart into. A dream is just a goal you haven’t brought to life yet. No matter your background, financial situation, education, or age, it’s never to early or late to start. Find people who support your goals.

Q: How did I start and what are the highlights of my career?
I actually started with Balinese massage, after completing that course I was so inspired that I went searching for all other styles, completed a diploma in beauty therapy, and have continued to study and grow over the last 3 years, I’m still studying more now. The highlights of my career? They happen every day, to see a client feel better when they walk out than when they walked in is a highlight, I am very blessed to be able to help people in my work.

Q: How can we encourage future leaders?
Talk, inspire, give them tools they can use, tap into their passion their fire and encourage them. I have had so many other jobs in the past, I have raised my children on my own for 15years, we have lived pay check to pay check, “can’t” can not be part of your self talk, nor “but what if” don’t ever be scared to fail the first time, or the tenth, that’s how you nut out what works and what doesn’t. Help them make goals not dreams.

Q: What does an equal future world look like?
Equality is happening, it’s equity that also need to be focused on, finding ways for women to be able to achieve their passion. An equal future would consist of patience, flexibility, adjustment, encouragement and open opportunity for all. It’s so important we all support each other and help find ways to make goals achievable.