International Women’s Day 2021: Here’s Our Inspirational Women…

One of our favourite days in the calendar is coming up – International Women’s Day: a global day focussed on celebrating female achievements from a social, economic and cultural perspective. Here at Smart Skin, as a female-founded and focussed skincare brand, there’s nothing that inspires us more than strong women changing the status quo in any way, shape or form.


To get the conversation going, we thought of no better way than to ask our founder, Niomi, and our inspirational women (remember our amazing muses?) for their female inspirations…

Niomi Smart, founder - “There are many women who have inspired me with every stage of my life… My mother and grandmother taught me what it means to be a strong and independent woman, and without them I would never have believed in myself. 
Growing up I always admired Audrey Hepburn’s compassion and dedication to her humanitarian work - it’s clear she had a heart of gold and wanted to help others in a completely selfless way. 

Today I am inspired mostly by my female friends who are so driven, go after what they believe in, and make it happen. I once read you should surround yourself with people who make you a better person, and I truly believe that’s exactly what the women in my life do for me.”

Francisca – “I dedicate this to my mum, my sisters and all the black women in geography I’ve met over the year, Samia, Simmone, Bree, Olivia, Ellie, Eden, Bazz and Cynthia – each of them has had a huge impact on my life and the success of my organisation. I am both inspired and empowered by their work, ideas and their passion to protect the planet and diversify our field.”

Sherrie – “My mum and nan inspire me every day. Both show great resilience and strength throughout their lives.”

Simone - 
“My mum and nan are both huge inspirations to me; they've both faced adversity and came out stronger for it.

 

Jordan – “My mum has taught me the act of selflessness, what it is to never give up & how powerful it can be to carry on, even during the hard times. While my sister, Erin, inspires me on a daily basis due to her hard work and sheer determination - she keeps me grounded and opens my mind to issues I may lose sight of.”