M2 Woman: your say
We spoke to four inspiring, hard-working women to find out their thoughts on success, gender stereotypes and inspiration.
Q: I’d name my autobiography:
A: Diving Head First
Q: To me success means:
A: To reach the end of your life having enjoyed every moment along the way and look back, regretting nothing.
Q: My most treasured possession:
A: My family
Q: Best advice I’ve been given was:
A: You have to believe you are capable of something well before any external proof of actually being capable of it.
Q: Biggest ‘pinch me’ moment:
A: Receiving the residency at Parlour Projects having the support to be able to bring the concept to life.
Q: I made my first dollar:
A: Busking in Tauranga, my hometown
Q: In five years’ time, I see myself:
A: Creating work I can’t even imagine making now – I’m always trying to push myself on and surprise myself. Having continued to build a strong foundation for a career and starting to exhibit internationally. I’d rather build up slowly and create work that endures.
Q: Life motto:
A: If you can’t do something, do it anyway and you’ll learn along the way!
Q: Favourite book:
A: The Great Gatsby (no contest). It’s the most beautifully crafted writing.
Q: Signature scent:
A: Chanel Number 5 – a total classic.
Q: Movie with the best ending:
Q: The women who inspire me:
A: The generations of strong women in my family and my friends who are as equally ambitious as me!
Q: I believe we can make a change to gender diversity:
A: I think we need to improve the under-representation of women artists in dealer galleries
Q: The biggest change I would like to see in the world in 2018:
A: More real life connections between people. Living simply and with less.
Q: I believe pay equity is important:
A:Absolutely! I can’t believe this still happens…