International Women’s Day 2019: Our most inspiring women
On International Women’s Day 2019, Cornwall Live celebrated some of the wonderful women who contribute so much to Cornwall. 60 inspiring women made the list, and it must have been challenging to narrow the list down to 60 with so many courageous women making a difference in Cornwall (we can think of a few names that we’d have loved to see on the list ourselves!). And so we are very proud that our very own Stacie Clark, Quiet Co-Director and your Community Coordinator, made the list. Stacie is one of only four women to be selected for both this year’s 30 under 30 awards and Cornwall Live’s 60 most inspiring women in Cornwall.
Celebrating our female Quieteers
Reflecting with my friend and fellow Coach, Vicky today, it’s incredible to think that it wasn’t so long ago that Quiet Connections was a seed of an idea and I questioned if I was the person to start it.
We’ve quickly grown from one self-doubting woman resisting a seed of an idea, to a Quiet Community of ‘unicorns uniting’. An awesome tribe of quietly courageous women (and, increasingly, inspiring men too) bringing people together, reframing quiet and speaking the unspoken, because we all deeply believe in the power of truly connecting.
So let us share our gratitude, appreciation and respect for all these ladies -and the men- that have joined in the Quiet mission and shaped Quiet Connections for the better. From the Directors to the Coaches, Connectors, Writers, Mentors, and all our Quieteers that work with us or spread the world.
I love that Quiet Connections is now a platform from which our Quieteers are stretching and growing, and being recognised for their achievements and potential. Keep on stretching ladies and gents. YOU are truly awesome. YOU are enough 💙 And you always belong.
Hayley shares her personal stories of feeling shy, socially anxious, ‘not good enough’ and fearfully avoiding the good things in life. Growing her confidence through coaching, gradually stretching her comfort zone and connecting with others, she now uses everything she has learned to help other people grow their confidence in her role as a coach. Hayley is passionate about connecting people with similar stories and creating safe, supportive spaces to make friends and try new things. Hayley dreams of a time when all of the strengths, skills and goodness in ‘quiet’ is recognised and appreciated as readily as being bold, gregarious, and comfortable in the spotlight is right now.