We’ve yet to introduce the team behind Snakehive and with International Women’s Day on 8th March thought it a timely opportunity to introduce the women behind the business. The Day celebrates the social, economic, cultural and political achievement of women, and at Snakehive we’re proud of our support for women in the workplace. Come and meet the women of the team – and find out more about our favourite apps that help make the world a better place for women (and men), from keeping safe to keeping sane.
Favourite app to support women... Headspace (Android, iOS, 10 sessions free/£7.99 monthly) - this app teaches you how to meditate. A 10 minute focus each morning really sets me up for the day.
Couldn’t be without…Spotify and tea!
Favourite case style…Walnut Wood Back Case from the Wilderness Collection - I always prefer classic darker colours.
Favourite app to support women… OnTrees (Free | Android, iOS) – a brilliant app that helps you see all your bank accounts in one place and understand your money better.
Couldn’t be without…my daily walk with Clover, our office dog.
Favourite case style…Vintage Two Tone Black/Plum.
Couldn’t be without…crunchy peanut butter (Whole Earth specifically).
Favourite case style…Slimline Wallet in Teal. The texture and colour are gorgeous.
Favourite app to support women… Circle of 6 (Free | Android, iOS) - if you ever find yourself in a dangerous situation, this app pings your six chosen contacts an alert message and gives them your GPS location.
Couldn’t be without…my baking gadgets as I love to bake.
Favourite case style… Vintage Two Tone Black/Burgundy wallet case for its style and useful card slots so I don't have to carry a purse around.
Couldn’t be without…travel magazines to plot my next escape.
Favourite case style…Slimline Wallet in Tan Gold. The stand function is so handy.
Favourite app to support women… Wunderlist (Free | Android, iOS) - a great way to help get everyone in the family doing their fair share of the housework and chores. It's saved us from a few battles in our house.
Couldn’t be without...the camera on my phone.
Favourite case style… Wallet Case in Maple from the Wilderness collection. I’m a big fan of FSC sustainable wood.
As a company, we’re committed to the Day’s campaign this year, #BeBoldForChange. People are encouraged to make one of four Pledges to ‘help forge a better working world - a more inclusive, gender equal world’. The one pledge that particularly resonates here at Snakehive is ‘Forging women’s advancements’, which includes actions to:
- decide to buy from companies that support women
- choose to work for a progressive employer for women
- support or back a woman-owned business
- take a junior female colleague to a major meeting or event
- build conducive, flexible work environments
- appoint a woman to the board
- mentor a woman and sponsor her goals
- invite women into situations where they're not already present or contributing
- measure and report on gender parity gaps and keep gender on the agenda
- create new opportunities for women.
We’re proud of our flexible approach to work; we support part-time hours and staff who have commitments around school hours, studying and even running their own baking business. Newly appointed is Emily, who joins the marketing team in our new graduate digital marketing role. A couple of weeks’ back we made the most of having Alex join us from a nearby secondary school for her work experience week. She got stuck in helping us design marketing material, and provided invaluable input into our social media. In return we introduced Alex to all aspects of an e-commerce business.
We’ll find an opportunity to introduce the male side of the business at a later day but in the meantime, why not join in the activities marking International Women’s Day and make your own pledge?
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