As the saying goes "Behind every great man is an even greater woman". While this is all well and true, we like to see women as individuals in their own right who are more than capable of achieving great things with or without a man.
If you want to see amazing women then you need to look no further than your own mothers - they are all pretty special people. However, we also have a very interesting set up within the Barns at White House Farm. Every single one of the units which you know and love is run by strong women who built their business from the ground up through sheer detirmination and really hard work. Running a business is no small feat and all these amazing woman make it look easy. We are so proud to call them our neighbours and our friends.
International Woman's Day is not about giving special treatment and recognition to women, it is actually somewhat the opposite. Woman are still not always treated as equals, many being under paid, unrecognised and quite often treated as property. Here in the UK we are more fortunate than many, but there are still issues to be resolved including pay gaps and so called 'up-skirting', and this is why supporting women in business is so important. Beautifully Gifted support so many female designers including Sophie Allport, Caroline Gardner and Lisa Buckridge to name a few, and it is something we are trulp passionate about.
So we want to ask you to take a minute to recognise all the amazing women in your life because if they disappeared tomorrow, it would be a very different world.