It’s a pretty amazing lady who can captivate a room of over 400 babes for almost an hour.
This morning I shared Brekkie with some of my fave #BizBabes and had the pleasure of hearing Magda Szubanski’s story + life lessons at the Business Chicks Breakfast.
If you don’t know Magda, she is a comedian famous for her work on the Kath and Kim show (among others) and came out as a lesbian in 2012. Her parents are Polish and went through some very tough times. She has overcome the hardships of diversity and is finally able to not give a F about what others think of her.
A quote that struck me:
Western women will bring peace to the world ~ The Dalai Lama.
Sometimes it’s easy to think we can’t change the world – but we must realise the power we have being lucky enough to live in the Western world – especially when we stand together as women with a purpose.
Some more key lessons:
- Men invented religion as they’ve never experienced the spirituality of a woman’s friendship #yehtheydid
- The public have a short memory – they won’t remember your failures if you just keep going – learn to get zen about your f ups
- Every single day, the small simple things you do, add up to success – persistence is key
Magda’s speech was captivating, moving and weaved with the importance of all of us being more accepting of diversity.
Be like Magda. Face your demons. Be brave.