The following is a guest blog by Trisha Mentzel who owns B2B Event Management:
Today is International Women’s Day. I suppose it is very telling of our time that we should have the need for a day to mark women’s achievements and where they are not treated in the same way as men.
It is such a shame that equality is not a given to women all over the world or that they should have to be singled out.
I have most of my life taken for granted that I will be treated with courtesy and be treated as an equal.
I was very lucky growing up as my parents treated my brother and I the same and even now my father is very fair in making sure that we are given parity.
With this upbringing I went out into the word believing the same principles in treating other people whatever gender, race or class the same way how I would like to be treated.
I know even in our civilised Great Britain this still does not always work and the unfortunate behaviour of some people who think they have power to lord it over others and take advantage of them and treat them in a shameful way.
I admire and I take my hat off to all the women who have achieved so much in their lives, work, time and giving to not only better the cause of women but also to those less fortunate.
Whatever the role of women whether a mother going out to work as well as looking after a family, or the CEO of a large corporation you do a marvellous job of multi-tasking and contributing to society.
May you continue to champion the cause.
Trisha Mentzel is an experienced International Marketing and Event Manager who runs B2B Event Management. She specialises in cross-functional marketing, event planning and delivering large corporate conferences, exhibitions, seminars, product launches, road shows and meetings around Europe. Her clients include the British Council and businesses based in the Home Counties and London.