Behind every successful woman is a bag of tricks helping her to get through her 9-5. Meet 4 of HURR's favourite female CEOs and discover the essentials they swear by to get them through the working day.
"I (mostly) start my day with no phone usage for 45 minutes, this is to give me some time for my brain to wake up before consuming daily news and external information. I've recently committed to different practices like daily meditation and regular exercise, both I had neglected pre COVID! As we are now in a national lockdown, I work from my flat in London which is mostly filled with plants and compostable coffee pods - because coffee is one of the things keeping me focused day to day. I also try to break up the days with zoom coffees and calls with clients or friends too, and spend time outside as much as possible!"
"I’m a morning person, so after a run I get the hard-but-important tasks done, like reading sustainable fashion reports and deep project work. I’ve just moved into a creaky old cottage, so recently I’ve been doing so in front of the fire which is dreamy. Rain or shine, I’ll take a lunchtime walk over to the nearby nature reserve, or pop into my local fabric shop to browse the remnant shelf. I reserve the afternoon to chat with clients and broaden my network, with necessary biscuit-breaks in between each Zoom call."
"My day-to-day usually starts right around 7.00am in the morning. By that time, I'm on my way into the office and headed straight to our local coffee shop. I like the early morning time (free of office distractions) to map out a seven-point to do list to accomplish each day. If I don’t plan, I find that I get distracted to the whims of whatever random task pops up!"
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Founder and director of both Pepper Your Talk and The Junior Network, Dior Bedaiko prizes herself on providing the industry with fashion career support and young professionals with stellar mentorship – keeping her hands more than full through the 9-5.
Founder of Pepper Your Talk and The Junior Network, Dior Bediako is singlehandedly revolutionising the fashion career scene one sherbet-hued Instagram post at a time. She’s garnered a loyal following of new and established industry professionals thanks to her easily digestible and addictive advice on how to navigate your career. In the recent period of job uncertainty and worry, Dior has remained a beacon of positivity and hope with her fresh and fun approach to career support.
Words by Joanna Standley