March 07, 2023 | Holly Mansfield
Job Title: Assistant Brand Manager - aesthetic legend
Time at Kabuto: 11 months!
What does international women’s day mean to you?
I have a lot of strong and inspiring women in my life who have made me who I am. Taking a day to celebrate and acknowledge them and their achievements is the least I can do to say thank you. I was raised by a force of a mother, she reinforced in me from a young age that I was always capable. We have become mirrors of each other - today I thank her. (Call your mum!)
The theme for International Women’s Day 2023 is embracing equality. What does this mean to you?
I believe many have moved on from the idea of women having to succeed in a man's world. The rise of women is not about the fall of men - Everyone can play a role in forging gender parity. I’m proud to be a part of a generation that not only "expects" diversity, equity and inclusion but notices its absence and celebrates its presence.
What has been your favourite memory working at Kabuto?
There are too many to pick from! It’s been such a great experience working for a company that champions me and my ideas. If I had to pick I would say the chaos which ensued when we filmed a rather iconic Beyoncé Tiktok in our very public co-working space. Apology noodles were needed.
What are you most proud to be leading for Kabuto?
The freedom to create at Kabuto is never-ending. I took over the company TikTok a few months into my role and I have found my niche for sure! Creating funny content for this platform has been a joy and I'm extremely proud of the community we have built for our small business. In addition, I recently was given the opportunity to pitch a collaboration with a group of creators which I’m very proud to watch come to life in the next few months. I like my job… Can you tell?
If you could give some advice to a woman starting her career, what would you say?
Trust your vision and know your worth! It’s so easy to leave uni or even school and carry the pressure of someone else's expectations with you. Once you have found your passion, focus on it. I’m lucky to be where I am but it took years of work and a few terrible interviews and crappy 9-5’s to get here. It’s a process to find what makes you happy; working life has changed and we should be evolving with it.