This will be the first annual Women in Trade Day to be recognised and celebrated across the globe and Quiet Mark is proud to have been invited to be one of its Supporting Partners.
Worldwide, on 15th June 2022, the founder of Women in Trade magazine will institute a female-empowering event. The inaugural Women in Trade Day (Worldwide) (WITD) will be the first annual global event recognising every woman who uses a tool to do their job, whether it be a pen, hammer, brush, dancing shoes, or microphone, their tool could be ANYTHING!
WITD is the brainchild of Janet Kirlew, who founded Women in Trade magazine back in 2013, intending to support and empower women who work in all different kinds of trades. It’s a force of women coming together with different skill sets for trades like manufacturing, education, construction, fashion, food, media, STEM and many more professions.
Janet says, “In 2012, I moved to a new area and wanted to find women to dress my windows, plumb in my washing machine, and do electrical work on my property. I knew a few outstanding tradesmen, but the feminine approach was more appealing. I started to wonder where these women were and how I could hire them. After a fruitless search, I knew I had to do something about it.” Janet’s first thought was to compile a list of female tradespeople to share with others. She found inspiration in real-life stories of those who worked in various trades; then, the idea developed into the Women in Trade magazine.
Janet also produces and hosts a podcast called “Women in Trade: The Hats are Off!”. This podcast launched on Spotify during the pandemic in early 2021 and features interviews with women from different trades and will soon feature Quiet Mark CEO & CoFounder, Poppy Szkiler as one of its guests!. They share how they got into their line of work and talk about their experiences working and running businesses. The show also addresses their well-being and the mental health issues at work. She says, “I love the way the women open up about their journeys. The more I speak with them, the more I get to find out surprising things.” In the wake of Women in Trade’s success, Janet came up with the idea of a special day to celebrate women worldwide who work in a trade.
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