International Women’s Day
In celebration of International Women’s Day on Friday the 8th March, we celebrated the women of Hippo Digital.
We asked them:
- What does it mean to be a woman in your profession?
- What makes you proud?
- Which women are you inspired by, who impact you most greatly in your home or work?
Helen Hill, Content Designer
“Hugely inspired by Selma Blair. A brave warrior fighting an MS diagnosis whilst retaining her humour, working hard and the pinnacle of glamour.”
Janet Morgan, User researcher
“My 9 yr old daughter inspires me the most. She is confident, happy and kind and has yet to be sucked into the world of scrutiny about her appearance and being judged purely on her superficial traits rather than the person she is inside. i hope she stays there!”
Sally Henstock, Product Owner
“Inspired by any full time working mum out there, who can pin down a good job and balance that with home life!!!”
Laurence Parois, Business Analyst
“Ana Carrasco — first female rider to win a motorbike world championship. 21, half way into a 4-year law degree and she trains 6 h every day.”
Liz Whitefield, Director
“That makes me think about being a woman in a profession — I am lucky to do a job I love, working with some amazing people & hopefully get to be a role model for my daughter who inspires me too! Not to forget those partners male/female who support. a shout out to my husband who has never seen any distinction in our roles.”
Leah Thompson, User Researcher
“Inspired by my mum — raised my older brother and I as a young, single mum whilst getting a degree and then succeeding a great career. A huge influence on the person I am today.”
Rose Edmands, User Researcher
“Inspired by any woman who has ever been told she’s not good enough for whatever reason, and kept going to follow her passion because she believes in herself and that’s what makes her happy.”
Katie Lambeth-Mansell, Regional Lead
“What does it mean to be a woman in your profession? I’m just so pleased that the tide is turning in such a male dominated sector, and be able to show and role model why we need more women in this sector
what makes you proud? reflecting on the quality of what our hippos deliver, real innovative pioneering work with users at heart delivering value to them
Which women are you inspired by, who impact you most greatly in your home or work? — My wife for helping to support me in my career, which I love, and also for all women who just do what they love doing regardless of what that is — just do what you love!”
Rebekah Barry, Head of Content
“I’m inspired by all the exceptional women I’ve worked with and for. The people who have had the biggest impact on me professionally are @escmum and @beatricelucy, who thought they were giving me a job, but were actually giving me a profession that I love.”
Rachel Abbott, User researcher
“I am proud because despite being told “no” and “you won’t make it right now”, I persevered and have been lucky enough to start my journey as a UR with the fantastic @hippodigitaluk alongside a great team, including the amazing female UR’s on my project @Fern_rae @jfergusonur “
Jabeen Kotapali, Business Analyst
“Inspired by the late Princess Diana — amazing mother, fashion icon and in-spite of being a princess she was the symbol of everything humble and kind ..”