International Women's Day 2017
Meet Kirsty Meadows - a working Mum of two with a
passion for all things outdoors.
Q) What is your role at JNCC?
Communications and Corporate Affairs Manager. I manage our
internal and external comms – every day is different and there’s
never a dull moment!
Q) Your dreams and ambitions - complete the sentence "One day,
Master my yoga handstand!
Q) What advice would you give your younger self?
Always trust your instincts – if there’s that nagging voice in
your head don’t ignore it, you’ll always be right. Believe in
yourself, take more risks and always treat people equally and with
kindness. And on the style front, think Audrey Hepburn - you really
can’t go wrong with that little black dress.
Q) What challenges do you encounter maintaining a work/life
Juggling work with raising two boys and their hectic schedule of
activities – rugby, sailing, kick-boxing - it never stops! As a
single parent, working full-time, it’s hard to carve out some me
time and any opportunity I get to explore the great outdoors is a
bonus. Walking clears my head and allows me to park that to-do list
for a while.
Q) Which positive female role models do you admire?
J.K. Rowling. Her journey from a struggling mum on benefits to
one of the most successful authors ever is truly inspiring. Her
philanthropic work, especially in fighting social deprivation for
women and children, comes from the heart and she really does want
to make a difference.