International Women’s Day
Posted by Amy Bell on 8 March 2024

A group of dedicated and passionate women completes the team at Hey Me; International Women’s Day is the perfect time to reflect on our roles as women in business, and to celebrate all women everywhere! 

We have asked the team at Hey Me to not only reflect on their roles, but on their journey through work as a woman. Hey Me is proud to promote how enabling our flexible working hours are, which is a core value of our founder and director, Amy. Before starting Hey Me, when seeing how difficult achieving a successful career and a family was for women, Amy had begun to question how women had families and made it to management positions. However, Amy says that it doesn’t have to be this way:  

“With Hey Me and our approach to flexible working I can be both things. I still work extremely hard and sometimes way more than I should, but I have the flexibility to take time out when I need to and to be around when my son and the rest of my family need me all whilst doing something I love and enabling others to do the same.”

Many of the Hey Me team are working mums! Emma says “I enjoy the work/life balance that Hey Me affords me. I get to spend quality time with my children but also have dedicated time spent on my much-loved communications career.” This is a sentiment shared by other team members. Jen also feels eternally grateful because “Hey Me have been so flexible in terms of being able to let me work around my kids.” However, flexible does not only enable mothers, but also working students like Molly, who says she can now “create a manageable balance between my final year studies at university while also starting my career in communications, marketing, and PR”. 

This International Women’s Day, Hey Me wants to celebrate enabling women within their careers, and breaking barriers that can often limit working women. Being a woman in business means a lot to us at Hey Me. To Jen, it’s all about “empowering other women and letting your passion and talent thrive, no matter your gender”. To Olivia and Emma, it’s about setting an example to younger generations, showing that “equality is important and something that we should all strive for”.  

Gender equality, and being treated fairly without misogyny or discrimination is something the team at Hey Me feels strongly about, largely because at some point during our lives the majority of us feel like we have been treated unfairly because of our gender. We understand the barriers that face women’s careers, like discrimination, pay gaps, and even working in a male dominated industry like technology. Enabling women through flexible hours to work as mothers and students, which simultaneously autonomises us to do more with our lives, is a way of working that Hey Me and our director believes can be adopted across the working world to help women everywhere. 

“Since day one, Amy herself has fit seamlessly into our team, understanding the message we want to convey and the audiences we want to reach. Her upfront audit was invaluable in helping us internally hone our common voice, which has demonstrated itself in the consistency of the content we put out as a brand and as individuals within the company. Behind the scenes, Amy has instinctively adopted our internal communication methods (Slack, SharePoint) and works closely with our in-house graphic design team to ensure our graphics and copy are in sync.” Lucy Prior MBE - previously from 3Squared 2021
“I saved so much time after implementing a more structured approach which has given me the opportunity to focus on creating more content and work more closely with my clients. Amy and her team are easy to deal with and are quick to provide valuable solutions. I would not hesitate to work with Hey Me again in the future.” Karen Duncan - Lanehead Coniston
“I met Amy a few years ago at a Young Rail Professionals event and was able to provide her with an opportunity to manage the comms on a major alliance which she flourished at. Soon after she started, Marie came along to provide HR support across the multiple businesses. It seems only natural that being as dynamic and knowledge as they are, they are looking to work together on this new venture, which I am sure will be a huge success.” Karen Duncan - Lanehead Coniston
“I saved so much time after implementing a more structured approach which has given me the opportunity to focus on creating more content and work more closely with my clients. Amy and her team are easy to deal with and are quick to provide valuable solutions. I would not hesitate to work with Hey Me again in the future.” Karen Duncan - Lanehead Coniston

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