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BLOG: 11K Wishes You a Happy International Women’s Day!

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Happy International Women’s Day! This year’s campaign theme is #BalanceforBetter, with the belief that a balanced world is a better world.

As a female business owner, a mother, and a woman, I do think that while we still need to work hard to create a more gender-balanced world, I must say I have enjoyed being a woman – to be able to grow and nurture my own child, family and company at the same time.

Over the past 30+ years, I have met lots of wonderful and inspiring women who have advised, enlightened, supported and loved me in different ways. I would especially love to take time to thank the following women who have shaped my life positively, including:

My dear mum;
my mother-in-law Michele;
my sister Yota; 
my amazing Toastmasters mentor Gilly;
my great friends Judy, Jennie, Daisy, Perrine, Beatrice, Xiaofang, Siqi, Mei Sim Lai OBE, Jessie, Susan, Renata, Ting, Trang, etc;
my great colleagues Sunny, Fei, Violet, etc.;
and every woman who came to my life (I do believe everything and everyone happens for a reason) and each of you has taught me something precious. 

(There are also many great men who have made a positive impact on my life but let’s only focus on women today. :-))

I am confident and hopeful that the world will be more balanced with more amazing women empowering each other and doing good for the world.

Salute to all wonderful women!

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Sally Maier-Yip is a seasoned cross-cultural Public Relations Strategist with a mission to help companies build successful business with PR. She loves running her UK-Asia PR agency, 11K Consulting, which specialises in helping British clients unlock the Chinese consumer market and helping Chinese brands increase their presence in the UK. To get in touch with Sally, email her at

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