Woman Wednesday: Sue

Q and A with Sue from Derbyshire, United Kingdom

“Yes, you need to pay the bills, but what if you discover a job you love? That is priceless.”

Q: Tell us about yourself.

A: I am a working mother with two boys named Liam and Declan. Liam is a manager for Warhammer, and Declan is a mental health specialist; both of whom I am very proud of. My work ethic has always been strong thanks to my parents pushing me and my siblings to make a difference in people’s lives. I have traveled the world with my parents being in the RAF, with a father flying Lancasters in the war whom I am very proud of. My parents were a great team with great minds and very proactive with us four kids all successful in our fields.

I studied fashion and textiles and spent years in advertising sales and publicity in lifestyle magazines. As the decades went by (and as a single parent), I needed to find a career that was flexible around my boys. I literally stumbled across the events industry by accident through wedding fairs. On my website, it tells you how I became the largest wedding show provider in my region with my own wedding magazines, etc. I adored those years and torpedoed to six figures in two years as my region was screaming out for good event organizers that could advertise the shows well. In the end, we were doing 18 shows a year, three issues of White Weddings magazine, as well as historic house wedding brochures. So, as the years moved on, I was contacted most months by wedding venues and wedding planners to help them organize wedding fairs and market their shows forward. I mentored so many, which led me to want to develop a book and a course to help literally anyone get a business in a box for £47. My company is called Wedding Show Pro, which you can find on Facebook.

My ambition is to assist and mentor individuals on their path toward the events industry. Mine happened to be Wedding Shows. I also launched a book on Amazon at the end of last year titled Wedding Show Pro. In the book, I take you through my life as a top wedding show organizer, illustrating fast-track tactics, insider knowledge, and what can go wrong if you do not have all the tools to do the job. My FREE digital book comes with an in-depth course that I know people are enjoying as we speak. So, if women are looking for a career in this field, you will find help with our Wedding Show Pro course. Like myself, you will get calls from venue wedding coordinators asking you to present their venue to hundreds of brides, which in turn, gets them wedding reception bookings.

Q: What is something valuable you’d like others to know?

A: One thing I have learned over the decades in my working life is that, yes, you need to pay the bills, but what if you discover a job you love? That is priceless. Now that I am coming up for semi-retirement in my mid 60’s, I want to empower more women to achieve this. It’s possible with focus, diligence, and know-how.

Q: What does feminism mean to you?
Feminism to me is getting out from under. Be true to yourself. Give yourself self-love and compassion. Where there is a will, there is a way! Be creative, bold, and assertive. Understand your worth in whatever field you choose. I had £500 to last me for six weeks when I started, I sent out a message to the universe asking for help and guidance. They didn’t fail me; my journey has been colorful and joyous along the way.

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