Don’t be afraid to ask for help,” “Be willing to say yes,” and “Sometimes you have to fluff up a pillow, hold it to your face and scream into it.” These were just some of the pieces of advice on how to survive and thrive in a post-COVID world, shared at the inaugural marie claire x Bumble Glass Ceiling Series virtual event called The Pivot. The Purpose. The Powerhouse.
The multi-platform event, held in December at Sydney’s Museum of Contemporary Art, brought together a trio of trailblazers – entertainment legend Dannii Minogue, Today show co-host Brooke Boney and Bumble associate director APAC PR and Communications Lucille McCart – who, along with host Jan Fran, shared their inspiring tips on risk-taking and facing adversity to a Zoom-weary virtual audience.
With research from the Are Media HerPulse 5.0 survey revealing that almost 50 per cent of women are rethinking their lives and looking for new careers post-pandemic, the event was a timely opportunity to hear some words of wisdom from a stellar A–lister lineup.
Rule number one for making change? Take small steps. “Just start making stuff and don’t worry if it’s wrong or right, but simply make a start,” Boney advised. McCart agreed: “Always be ready to say yes. You don’t have to wait until you’re unhappy in a job to leave – sometimes it’s best to leave when you still love it.’’ Minogue, however, perhaps best summed up the mood: “Don’t lets others define you,’’ she said. “Do what brings you joy.’’ Amen to that.