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Love Your Work: the women so far


by Erin Lindsay
30th Jul 2018
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Women are making their mark in the world of business like never before. In every industry and at every level, we look to women who’ve made it their own as an example for us to do the same. For our latest series, entitled ‘Love Your Work‘, we ask women who have achieved stunning success in their field to tell us how they got there, and their advice on how we can join them.

For the past 12 weeks, the Love Your Work series has interviewed women from a massive range of industries on how they define success. Women with different backgrounds, histories and stories to tell have all been put under the spotlight so that we can get some inspiration from the change-making women of Ireland. This week, we’re taking a look back at each of these fantastic women, with the standout quote from their interview.

IMAGE Publications Editor-In-Chief Lizzie Gore Grimes

 

“I’ve always tried to hold myself to account. I try and do everything to the best of my ability because it matters to me to do it that way, not because I’m trying to impress others.”

 

Founder, Managing & Creative Director of Sadie’s Kitchen Sarah Kiely

 

“I don’t know if it’s just something in my generation, that we worked through a recession, but I often feel that if I’m not on the brink of a burnout, I’m not doing my job properly.”

 

Social Media Manager Elaine Caffrey

 

“For me, skills aren’t necessarily that you spent eight years in college and now you can do your job perfectly. The things that are the most valuable for me is being scrappy, being resourceful, being able to create.”

 

Architect Orla Murphy

 

“The most important lesson I’ve learned is to listen. And by that, I mean really listen, not just pretend to listen. I think by default that most of us tend to do that.”

 

Broadcaster Mairéad Ronan

 

“You need to have tough skin, to take rejection and have a smile again the next day because there’s always another gig, and you will find someone who likes you. “

 

Director of Clonmel Arts Festival Nollaig Healy

 

“I love the way art can completely change the way you look at things and sharing that wonder with others is the best part of festival life to me.”

 

Sommelier Julie Dupoy

 

“I truly believe that to be successful, you do also need to fail. When you fail, you learn; the hardest part is to stand up and try again but eventually, it will lead you to success.”

 

Managing Director Rasa Levinaite

 

 “If you don’t love your work, you won’t be happy in life. If you find yourself so unhappy about going to work every morning then something needs to change, and you need to find something that fits.”

Digital Editor Dominique McMullan

 

“You need to believe in yourself and your ideas, especially as a woman. You need to be able to convince people that you have something valuable to say, and not be intimidated about asking to be heard.”

 Head of Communications & Partnerships Helen Carroll

 

“The first step is to be brave and just say hello. Most people will say hello back and just take it from there.”

 

Restaurateur Elaine Murphy

 

 “Never apologise for being passionate and even emotional about your vision because this is what sets you apart from others.”