Celebrating International Women’s Day

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This worldwide event celebrates women’s achievements whilst calling for gender equality.

It has been observed since the early 1900s and is now recognised each year on March 8. It is not affiliated with any one group, but brings together governments, women’s organisations, corporations and charities.


WSP has chosen to mark this day by asking all of its staff to answer this one important question:

“What advice would you give your younger self?” And here are their answers:


“It’s better to regret something you’ve done than something you haven’t.”

“Take notice of things happening around you.”

“Fear nothing. If it doesn’t threaten your life, fear nothing. It will make you more confident. No one knows what they are doing. It just looks like they know. Going outside your comfort zone will scare you to death but will enrich your life far more. Make no excuses and find a way.”

“We all have the same hours in the day; we just do different jobs. Don’t be intimidated by the job title of some-else; be yourself and be confident in your own ability.”

“You will not have this day again so make it count.”

“I would simply say don’t worry so much.”

“Learn to drive and Run faster in the 100 metres final.”

“Count your Rainbows and not your Thunderstorms.”

“People are not looking at you through the same eyes you see yourself – stop worrying and just enjoy life!”

“I think I would tell myself to be more confident and brave. I would also tell myself not to worry about things too much as worrying never solves anything!”

“Maximise life’s opportunities whilst you can (travel, have life experiences etc.)”

“Stand your ground. Don’t settle.”

“Take the opportunity to learn a Non-Latin language.”

“Focus on experiencing more things and acquiring less stuff & to be more confident (and assertive!) in my own judgement and expectations of myself and others.”

“It would probably be to believe in yourself more and that when someone tells you that you can’t do something, prove them and yourself wrong.”

“Don’t be afraid and take a chance.”

“Think before you leap into the unknown.”

“I would probably tell my younger self not to worry so much about small, insignificant things – if it’s not going to matter in a year’s time, then there’s no point getting worked up about it.”

I would probably say “do something you love every day and don’t worry too much about the future”

“To not to worry about things outside my control.”

“To take time to allow the dust to settle before taking action.”

“Don’t ask for permission, just do it and to quote someone else, be the leading lady in your own life.”

“Enjoy everything while you can.”


We hope this inspires you as much as it did us. #IWD2018


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