I will never forget being part of the AllBright Academy in 2020. I would love to pay that support forward to the AllBright sisterhood.
I am a Mum of two amazing children and I run a platform called My Bump Pay, helping women to smash the glass ceiling with a baby on the way and beyond.
A fact about you
I am obsessed with spinning, so much so I had a private psycle class as part of my hen party!
Tell us a little about what you do / what is your passion?
My passion is to see women. Specifically mums thrive in the workplace and in life. Helping to change the narrative and perceptions around working Mums and Mums to be. My Bump Pay has been inspired by my own journey and the journey of incredible women I’ve been lucky enough to to meet. Navigating everything to do with working motherhood can be overwhelming. So I want to help women by providing them with relatable information, giving them the toolkit to achieve their own professional and personal success. It’s incredible to see women pursuing their goals with a bump or a family in tow.
What’s your main goal right now?
My main goal right now is to help as many mums and mums to be find the confidence to keep pushing towards their career goals.
What is the best advice you've ever received?
You always meet someone in the business world twice. My very first boss told me this and he was right. Never burn bridges with anyone because you never know who may be in a position of influence in years to come.
Share your Sisterhood Six
1. My peloton app! I’m yet to get the bike but it’s on my wish list. This app has been a life line for me during 2020. As you can probably tell, I love to work out. For me it’s the mental escape I need to stay sane and I also really enjoy it.
2. My phone. It feels like an obvious one, but I’m part of a number of social groups with incredible women who have supported me every step of the way and even more so throughout this motherhood journey. These social groups have become a solid part of my daily life. It’s such a beautiful thing to be a part of. These women inspire me, make me laugh and have helped me through some of life’s tough moments.
3. My Laura Mercier eyebrow pencil. It is one of the best I’ve tried. Doing my brows in the morning is the one things that helps me feel good without having to do a full face of make up.
4. My favourite perfume. I’m a huge lover of scents. To me they invoke so many special memories. My favourite is the one I wore on my wedding day. Believe it or not I almost wasn’t able to wear it on my wedding day because I forgot to pack it and take it to the hotel where I was staying. My Dad somehow noticed that I had left it at home and kindly brought it to me on the morning of my wedding so that I could wear it. It was such a small and kind gesture that meant so much to me.
5. A page from my teenage scrapbook. When I was about 13 I wrote down the exact steps I thought my life would take in a very specific order. Which is obviously hilarious to me now. However, I find it incredibly inspiring to read back. I’ve completely smashed some of the goals I wrote for myself, and others I’ve totally missed the mark. The beautiful thing is that where I have missed the mark, those so called “misses” have turned out to be way more beautiful that I could have ever imagined. So when I look back on my scrapbook I’m reminded that what you learn on the road ahead is way more powerful than the destination.
6. My headphones. I love to be inspired by others typically through podcasts. It’s incredible just how much content is out there from amazing people that I can access through my headphones. Podcasts for me are a must and being able to listen to them on the go is an absolute treat for me.
What you’d like from the AllBright Sisterhood?
Gosh where do I begin? I would like to continue to meet more incredible and inspiring women, learn about their journeys, their wins and their mistakes. I’m also keen to give back where I can and play my part in supporting the sisterhood. I will never forget being part of the AllBright Academy in 2018 and one the Ambassadors in the final session Kim Perry, encouraged me In a way I will never forget. So I would love to pay that forward to the AllBright sisterhood.