It’s International Women’s Day!
A day where we celebrate women’s achievements, work to raise awareness for equality and to forge women’s empowerment across the globe.
This year, the IWD theme is #ChooseToChallenge. We're all responsible for our own thoughts and actions, and we can all choose to challenge and call out gender bias and inequality. Together, we can choose to celebrate women’s achievements and help create an inclusive world.
As well as celebrating women everywhere, we want to highlight our very own women of Walnut, and the goals/achievements these gals are proud of!
Alisha - Digital Content Executive
Achievement-wise, for me up there has to be getting into my dream university at 18, and then graduating with my degree in 2018. I’m the first person in my family to go to university, so it was a really proud moment for me, and something that I had worked incredibly hard for. Work-wise, I think seeing some of the successful results that I’ve managed to produce for clients, especially on Facebook Ads, has been something that I’ve been really chuffed with. My goals for the future are to keep gaining more and more experience in what I do, and to keep learning new things each day. I’m excited to see where my career is going to take me, and how my skills are going to develop over time.
Emily Q - Content Marketing Coordinator
Buying my first home is always going to be one of my big achievements! I’ve also always wanted to write a book and hold a physical copy of it in my hands. I’ve been working on a novel on and off, but last year, I had my first children’s book illustrated. Hopefully this year I’ll be able to hold it properly! In my work life, I want to continue growing my career in content - there’s always more to learn.
Emily S - Senior Designer
My past achievements include gaining my First Class Degree, founding and running my International Women's Day event "Women of the Seven Hills" and becoming a Senior Designer here at Walnut. My goals would include learning to animate, developing my design skills further, and to be a positive role model for younger girls and women.
Freya - PPC and Social Media Executive
After leaving university with a 2:1 in Sociology, I was able to take a year out, save up and go travelling in South America for 4 months. Then on IWD two years ago I got my first marketing job as Junior Marketing Exec, and within 6 months was able to buy myself a car and move out of the family home. After a year I was promoted to Digital Marketing Exec and six months later I was head hunted for my current role at Walnut. My future goals are to become a master of all things Paid Social/PPC related and to buy my first home!
Ruby - Junior Designer
I joined Walnut at 16 and became a Junior Designer after a year. I’ve been here almost 3 years now, developing as a person whilst growing my career at Walnut. I’ve recently made the big move out of home too! My goals are getting all my qualifications and progressing from my role into further roles, gaining more experience and improving every day.
Shauna - Graphic Designer
I graduated with a first class degree in Digital Media Production at Sheffield Hallam University which was certainly one of my biggest achievements to date. I still want to expand on my animation skills in the future! I also hope to buy my first house this year.
Sian - Web Developer
I think one of my biggest achievements recently has been learning to drive and getting my first car. Being accepted here at Walnut as a developer has also been a huge achievement for me as it has been something I've been working towards for a few years now. My goals would be to mainly improve on my current skillset but I'd also like to look into plugin development.
Vick - Content Marketing Coordinator
In my career experience, one of my biggest successes is moving from one industry to another and adapting my content to suit the style of the sector. My goals for the future are to expand my skillset and, in general, just be the best version of myself.
On behalf of everyone at Walnut, we want to thank all our Walnut gals for their hard work, determination, and for helping make the Walnut team as strong as it is today. We salute you!