At StartUp Terminal, we believe our diversity is our strength. As International Woman’s Day grows near, we celebrate the achievements of women around the world.
To kick off our celebration, we’ve asked Australia-based Tracey Jewel, Founder of Upself Self Care, few questions on her experience achieving success in the field of entrepreneurship, and what advice she has for women entering the workforce today.
ST: Please tell us briefly about you.
I am a life and self-care coach, author and marketing strategist helping wellness professionals grow their business and make an impact. I share self-care practices through social media, my upself podcast and connecting wellness professionals to wellness seekers. I also recently got married and I am expecting a baby boy, my second child any day now!
ST: Who is a woman that inspires you the most and why?
Living in alignment and communicating who you are, your values and purpose is very important to me to living a happy authentic life so I love to follow these types of women such as Marie Forleo, Gabrielle Bernstein, Jamie Kern Lima and Leah Steele.
ST: How are you celebrating this year’s International Women’s Day?
As I am about to give birth, I am taking this as a self-care day for me – I love to journal, hace pregnancy massages as well as connect with my closest girlfriends! As well as get ready as we launch my Upself self-care podcast!
ST: What is the most important message you want to send out to all the women around the world on this occasion?
That self-care isn’t selfish. It’s essential. We can achieve and do so much more by creating space to connect with ourselves first in all areas of self-care including physical, emotional, spiritual and professionally.
ST: What according to you is ‘women empowerment’?
Women empowerment to me is showing up as our most authentic aligned selves and connecting with others through collaboration not competition. We can grow and do so much more together!
ST: What would you say are the main challenges facing women at present globally?
We still have stigmas around choices as a woman – “having it all” having a “work life balance” or having to be black and white when it comes to gender roles. Empowerment is deciding what is most authentic for you and your values and purpose regardless of these “roles” we think we have to play.
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