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International Women's Day 2024: Women Who Inspire Us

International Women's Day 2024 wouldn't be complete without taking a moment to think about all the women who inspire us every day.
 
From well-respected role models, career-guiding colleagues, and motivational family members, some of our FRANKIE4 team share stories of the women who inspire them.  

International Women's Day 2024

WOMEN WHO INSPIRE US

International Women's Day 2024 wouldn't be complete without taking a moment to think about all the women who inspire us every day.
 
From well-respected role models, career-guiding colleagues, and motivational family members, some of our FRANKIE4 team share stories of the women who inspire them.  
TELL US ABOUT A WOMAN WHO INSPIRES YOU?

"A shout-out to our FRANKIE4 cohort of working mums. Kudos to their capabilities in utilising our flexible working initiatives to oversee the completion of multiple deadlines and delivering a wonderful product. Not only is their energy given to their loved ones but also being relied upon by their network of colleagues. We are grateful of their support to enable us to improve the lives of women across the globe, one pair of shoes at a time."

BEC HOVEY, CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER

OUR RETAIL TEAM SHARES THEIR INSPIRATIONS

"My mom. She was the most loving and caring woman I know, puts everyone first before herself.”

ANGIE REDILA, RETAIL SALES ASSOCIATE  

"My grandmother—she raised seven kids by herself in harsh conditions and brought them up to have their own families and careers."

CAMILA SALCEDO, ASSISTANT STORE MANAGER

"I admire my mom the most. Taking care of us was her priority. With my dad and nine kids, she cooked and cleaned for all of us. She is always a giver never a taker, and a great listener."

JUSTINE MAI, LEAD SALES

INSPIRING WOMEN FROM OUR DESIGN TEAM

"Madonna, unapologetically herself and has been for decades."

HANNAH TROTMAN, DESIGN TEAM PRODUCT DEVELOPER

"Rosie Jones is a young comedian who is entertaining, funny, lively, edgy, bubbly and cheeky. Her cerebral palsy obviously affects every part of her life, but it doesn’t seem to restrict her attitude or ambition. Her strength of character is very inspiring.”

ROSIE JAMIESON, ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR OF TECHNICAL FOOTWEAR  

"If I’m being honest, our founder Caroline inspires me. I’ve always had a love for fashion, personal style and have been most drawn to designers/women who have made a statement not just in fashion but in culture - Coco Chanel, Quant, Westwood. To me fashion is about making a statement and breaking boundaries—going against the grain.  

The women who have inspired me are the ones who look at the 'normal' and say why does it have to be this way. This is exactly what Caroline did when creating FRANKIE4."

CAT KINGDON, PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT MANAGER

THE HQ STAFF SHARE THEIR INSPIRING PICKS

"My grandmother, affectionately named Omi, left Europe after WW2 as a young girl, having lost her father and all material goods her family ever owned. Two decades after arriving in Australia, she became a successful hospitality business owner and gained full autonomy over her life. As an 84-year-old, she has more fun than most people do in their 20s. She has always managed to extract enjoyment in life and has a positive, straightforward view of the world that I never cease to find refreshing."

JESSICA SKINNER, DIRECTOR OF ECOMMERCE AND MARKETING  

"My third-grade art teacher, Nancy Murray. She didn't make it feel structured or planned. Her softness flowed and her teaching was very calming."

DANIEL NGUYEN, OPERATIONS AND EVENTS COORDINATOR  

"One woman who inspires me greatly is my mother. As a migrant to Australia, she faced numerous challenges, including the daunting task of starting afresh in a new country. Despite the hurdles she encountered, she worked tirelessly as a single mother to provide for my sister and me.

Her unwavering determination, coupled with her incredible work ethic, served as a guiding light during our upbringing. She exemplified the values of hard work, resilience, and positivity, demonstrating that with perseverance and a positive mindset, we can overcome any obstacle. Her unwavering love and sacrifices continue to inspire me every day, reminding me of the power of perseverance and the importance of staying optimistic in the face of adversity."

NANCY HSU, ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR OF CRM AND LOYALTY MARKETING

"I find myself particularly inspired by the women in my own life. I have my mum, my sister and my best friend who are all incredibly intelligent women that balance having fulfilling careers along with motherhood so well, which is so inspirational to me as someone who is looking to start my own family in the near future—I know I'm so lucky to have them to look up to."

GEORGIE GREER, PEOPLE AND LEARNING OFFICER

"I'll tell you about two... coincidently, both called Caroline!

My mum, Caroline, is the epitome of resilience and love. She set the tone for me through life to be hardworking and driven, but never let anything get in the way of what is most important, family (whether its family by blood or by choice) and your health. She has always been a positive role model for me to prioritise me, even if it's just for 30 minutes a day, because you can't give to others when you're running yourself on empty.  

Secondly, Caroline, FRANKIE4s founder. Over 13 years I have seen what sacrifices it has taken to grow our company to what it is today. Despite encountering numerous obstacles and facing skepticism from others, she remained unwavering in her focus and mission. It takes a lot of guts to have a dream and then follow through to make it a reality, and in doing so she has helped more women than she ever thought imaginable. My approach of caring and trusting our people is deeply rooted in the support and trust I have received through my career."

HILARY MCMILLAN, GROUP CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER  

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