What's your role at Dignity?
I support the Dignity team with communication and engagement.
What's the favourite part of your job?
Collaboration is my favourite and most treasured way of getting things done within the workplace and in life in general. Dignity offers up such a rich and purposeful pallet from which to draw on and communicate various stories, challenge the status quo and broaden the conversation around cultural, social and political issues related to period equity in Aotearoa.
What does Dignity mean to you?
To me, dignity means respect, freedom, autonomy, fairness, care and equality.
Why do you think businesses should have Dignity at their workplace? How can we make periods more normal?
Anything that a business is able to do to actively support equality and reduce stigma around menstruation goes a long way to creating a healthier, stronger, more inclusive and vibrant workplace. There are the practical benefits of providing such support within a workplace but I feel that partnering with Dignity is also symbolic and affirms a businesses commitment to the health and wellbeing of the community within and beyond their workplace.
What do you do outside of Dignity?
I am a mother of two lovely children and have recently finished building a special home on our Berhampore patch with my husband and our best friends/architects. I work on a natural hair-care and bathing brand @sphaera.co.nz which I established with my sister-in-law in 2015.
Who do you admire?
My family and friends ; )
What is a quote you live by?
I can’t pin down a quote that I live by but I feel like I do live by the sunshine (more than three days of rain starts to drive me a bit wild) the seasons, interactions, play and adventures with my family and friends and the wildflowers and birds that come and go from our garden.
What would be advice to yourself 5 years ago?
Learn to make sourdough in case there is a pandemic and a lockdown.