I am so excited and overwhelmed to say that I have been shortlisted for the National Inspirational Women awards in the Aspirational Woman category!
It is fantastic to be recognised for my commitments to the charity sector and my advocacy work I so enjoy within the Agricultural Industry.
Whilst not from a farming background I am so proud of my achievements to date. Notably my year as Chairman for the National Federation of Young Farmers Clubs and championing a rural road safety campaign -Drive it Home, which gained recognition within the media, government, road safety stakeholders and most importantly – young people.
I wanted to build upon what I have achieved to date, following my year as NFYFC chair and encourage many young people to take advantage of the wonderful opportunities there are to forge a successful career within Agriculture, with a particular focus on women. I would like to think through the presentation I give that I may inspire others to follow my lead or search for new and exciting ways to get a foot on the ladder.
My life motto’s are: Dare to be different and Don’t be afraid to be bold and I know if I hadn’t listened to myself with these motto’s I don’t think I would be where I am now. I like to stand out from the crowd and also I have learnt a lot of life lessons early on, how to deal with disappointment, being let down, jealousy from others etc. And I’ve meet some amazing, kind people along the way who I cant thank enough for helping to mentor and advise me.
So getting back to the award ceremony, I’m going to be getting my glad rags on at the beginning of October and will keep my fingers crossed for a positive result. I hope you can keep you fingers crossed too! To be honest I am just really looking forward to enjoying the whole experience and I’m touched to have even been shortlisted. To win would be incredible and would again endorse my hard work and determination in trying to make a difference.
What I didn’t realise was that there is a public vote, and so if you have read my piece and think I am worthy of your vote, I’d love it if you would cast it by visiting http://www.inspirationawards.co.uk/voting/index.php and clicking on the tick box next to my name (misspelt with an IE)
I will keep you posted on my progress and I hope you will wish me luck!