International Women’s Day on 8th March 2016 was an exciting day for me as I had been invited to a reception at No 10 Downing Street.
Inside the room was buzzing with women from all over the UK, most hoping to get an opportunity to talk to the then Prime Minister David Cameron – we only just managed a nod hello!
I was expecting the event to be full of business women, but it was quite different. There were scientists, teachers, nurses, carers, women who started support groups dealing with trauma – slavery, bereavement and other really tough issues. As well as women championing breakfast clubs for children and families with great hardship unable to afford breakfast.
To be celebrating International Women’s day at Downing Street with these wonderful, inspirational women leading extraordinary lives; committed to the greater good was an honour. It was a bit of a thrill for me (got my photo) and I felt very fortunate to have been invited in the first place.
Having a business is hard work. But being able to choose to make kefir with life kefir grains (which I believe to be the best quality) is my way of having a business that provides goodness to our customers…
On another level though, we are not just a business, we are our own micro community of people working together, and reaching a larger community of people we hope will benefit from drinking Nourish Kefir.