Celebrating International Women’s Day!
Here at TTPL, we’re really proud of the fact our team is made up of amazingly talented and intelligent women (and men too, aka Dan!).
In addition to our staff, we wouldn’t be where we are today without the vital contribution of our students who complete their work experience with us. Our current student, Johanna from Germany, is no exception to this! So we thought what better way to celebrate International Women’s Day than to chat with Johanna on all things that inspire her.
What does International Women’s Day mean to you?
To me it means unification. It is a day to remember how women stood together throughout history and a day to celebrate values like equality, hope, dignity, appreciation and respect. Although these are values that one of course should not forget on any other day of the year.
What women inspire you most?
There are so many women that are all inspiring in their own beautiful way. One woman that comes to my mind first when I think about this question is J. K. Rowling. Being an amazing writer, she used her power to not only inspire people with wonderful stories, but also by putting many deep thoughts about philosophy and values into these stories. In her books about Harry Potter, for example, one can learn a lot about injustice, prejudices und racism and they help recognizing examples of those in the real world and standing up against them.
Do you have a female role model, and why?
My parents are role models for me. So yes, my mom is a female role model that I have. She treats other people with respect and is very empathic and helpful, which are only a few of her wonderful character traits. She always stands up for her opinion but also listens to other opinions and does not close her mind to different perspectives and discussions.
What are your hopes and aspirations for the future?
I hope that the world keeps fighting for equality and against injustice. Nowadays we have so many ways to globally grow closer together, which we should use to make the world a better place.