International Women's Day | Business advice for women, by women

Posted on 26th February 2016 by Matt Tomkin in Ask The Expert

Advice by Jackie Hyde

International Womens Day

On International Women’s Day there is nothing more important to me than to help inspire other women to take up the reigns of their own business. Over many interviews I have expressed my belief that at present, sadly there aren’t enough Women in Business. Certainly not in the insurance broking industry.

We need women of all ages, from young to old, to realise that if you want something in life you just have to be strong minded enough to go and get it. Life is full of opportunity and having an open mind to the options around you will help you find the What and When.

It was never in my mind, when I first started with Stanmore Insurance as an account handler that I would be running the business one day. So many challenges came along and understanding the fundamentals of business such as sales, marketing, finance etc. was way out of my comfort zone.

But, I did it! I grabbed every opportunity that came along and made some mistakes along the way. Do I regret the mistakes? Do I worry about them? No, it helped make me the person I am today. Running a successful Insurance Brokers with a National Nursery Insurance scheme.

To make the most of International Women’s Day I thought it might be a nice idea to get a few fellow Women in Business who I believe can share some great tips and tricks on how to keep yourselves inspired and not too snowed under with the endless “white noise” of today’s busy lives.

Below are a few personal tips I find really help me to keep focused and moving forward –


More from some inspirational Women in Business below-