Venus Awards - The National Finals

12 July 2018

Thanh Quan-Nicholls – Co-founder DeskLodge

There is something special about women’s events –and the Venus Awards Nationals Finals did not disappoint – colourful, glamorous and life affirming.  We were lucky enough to be sponsoring our first Venus Awards and I presented the Customer Service award to the marvellous Nikki Butler, a medical tattooist. 

Tara Howard, our host and creator of “The Venus” is vivacious, inspiring and fills the room with her passion to help celebrate and empower business women to succeed.  Tara has created a movement for women leaders and the room was filled with the most brilliant women.  There are too many to name here but check out the Venue Awards National finals if you want to find out more about the 2018 winners. 

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Tara asked everyone to share an inspirational “nugget”. And of course, with this calibre of women, we heard the most amazing stories. I laughed, I cried and most importantly I learned and was inspired. Life is grand!

The words of wisdom from these awesome women were too good not to share.  So here are my favourites:

1.       Not every day is good, but there is something good in everyday

2.       Don’t let anyone tell you, you can’t do it – believe in yourself

3.       Keep true to your values

4.       Dream, believe, achieve

5.       Know what you are good at

6.       Diversity of thought at the top

7.       If you don’t ask, you don’t get

8.       Magic happens when you take yourself out of your comfort zone

9.       Be flexible, be open: life is a river, so go with the flow, but be alert

10.   Try to understand before being understood

11.   Be happy

12.   Drink more wine

13.   Take risks

14.   Ensure that you care but do not be afraid to show your backbone

15.   Celebrate success

What did I say when it was my turn?  “Break the rules and have fun”! Oh yes, I think we live by THAT at DeskLodge".

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