International Women's Day 2022: Hayley Taylor
International Women's Day 2022
To celebrate International Women’s Day this year we have profiled a number of remarkable women from our business. These women are making amazing contributions to their workplaces and local communities by ‘connecting’ with people to make a difference.
Hello Hayley Taylor
Hotel program specialist for FCM Consulting, Hayley Taylor has a lot on her plate, between working, various community roles and raising a family. But that doesn’t seem to bother Hayley. In fact, this mum of two is passionate about getting involved to support her community in any way she can.
Your extra-curricular activities include everything from helping out with breast cancer fundraising, positions with numerous board groups, running the school’s uniform store and Parents and Friends association and more …how do you stay motivated?
Being involved in the community brings a sense of purpose and provides me with an avenue for giving back to the community where we live. Balancing volunteering and a busy little family, isn’t easy however, being organised is the key.
It is easy to stay motivated to do volunteer work when I see the benefits to my children, to those who need a little help and to my own life. I try to set a good example for our girls by always volunteering when I can. It doesn’t matter what capacity I serve in, as long as I am pitching in and making someone else’s life that little bit easier. Adding a little bit of sunshine to someone else’s day…. that keeps me motivated
What you think of International Women’s Day what does it mean to you?
How blessed I am to work in a company, which has so many amazing women to connect with and learn from. For me, International Women’s Day is a day to reflect on how far women have come, how many new opportunities have been opened up by women who have come before us.
So many women around me, personally and professionally have been and are strong women with stories to be told. My Mum, fought cancer for nine years however lost her fight 10 years ago. She taught me to have a ‘giving heart’. To serve and volunteer, connect with people and listen to their stories, because you will always learn something and you can always help someone.
What advice do you have for young women or men who are working to ‘Break the Bias’.
We are all on our own journey. Be flexible with your path but know who you are and strive to be the best version of yourself. Find a balance, work hard but find time to have fun and to keep fit. Have a voice. Live in community with others and treasure the stories that people share with you. Have a generous heart with both time and money.
Women, hold each other up, back each other and celebrate other women’s success without judgement or jealousy. Love life and smile.