INT. WOMEN'S DAY 2

THE WOMEN BEHIND WOODS_

(PART 2)

MEET ANN SANDHOLT

QUESTION: Who are you? And what is your profession?

ANSWER: I am a creative Social Media planner and beauty nerd at woods_copenhagen.

Q: What are you grateful for right now?

A: When the world demands you to change the way you live your life, you notice things in new ways. Face masks, social distancing, weeks spent at home: everything about life feels different now. I think of the simple pleasures we once took for granted - like dinner with friends, coming into the office, going out on a Saturday night. I feel so grateful for the people whom I have closest – family and friends and the fact that I have so many amazing people in my life!

Q: What makes you feel the most empowered?

"Being a mother for my son is the most empowering thing ever! Think of our own mothers who organized, planned, orchestrated, and created everything in our early lives, taught us how to multitask, negotiate, manage, and lead. As parents, we, in turn, do the same. We are the first view of courage and leadership that our children experience. That is the most powerful thing!"

Q: What mindset does society have for women?

A: Gender affects our lives in so many ways that we sometimes take it for granted and do not even think about it. In society, many have started to realize that you can have your own perspective on feminism and that it is not limited to one definition. It really is what you make it. Even us having this conversation is showing that things are changing and that people want the change.

Q: What advice would you give young women today?

A: Life becomes the most beautiful when we share how we feel and surround ourselves with people that encourage and support us. Be the authentic you and always go with your gut intuition.

MEET LOTTIE JACKSON

QUESTION: Who are you? And what is your profession?

ANSWER: I’m a fashion and beauty writer, and disability activist. Through my journalism work, I often try to raise awareness about issues affecting people with disabilities — whether that’s highlighting the importance of inclusion or removing damaging stigmas.

Q: What makes you feel the most empowered?

"Writing makes me feel empowered — I love how it allows me to make sense of the world, to ask difficult questions, and find my own inner voice. Also, a killer dress!"

Q: What mindset does society have for women?

A: Society is more aware of gender equality than ever. But at the same time these freedoms are too often reserved for those with privilege. We need to ensure progress is felt by all, regardless of ability, race, gender or social background.

Q: What’s the way forward? What advice would you give young women today?

A: I love the saying ‘we rise by lifting others’. Both in my personal life and career, I’ve benefited from the support and positivity of other women — and that’s something I’m eager to pass on whenever I can. It’s vital that we encourage and show mutual respect for each other. This will always have a domino effect.