A few of the wonderful women who work at CR touch on motivation, inspiration and the important lessons they’ve learned along the way.
Photography by Liane Hurvitz.
"There are so many women who have impacted the most granular parts of my life. They are the women who’ve supported my career growth through giving me opportunities beyond my age. They are the women who’ve looked into my soul and helped heal it. They are the women who’ve said it’s ok not to be a perfect mum. They are the women who have genuinely celebrated my achievements. They are women who do small gestures that have the biggest impact. They are the women who make me laugh at myself. They are generous women!!"
Senior Merchandise Planner – Country Road Homeware
"I’ve learnt to never stop growing. Possibilities are endless when you don’t put a limit on what you can learn and how far you can challenge yourself. I’ve also learnt how important it is to empower those around me to do the same."
MERCIA DE SARAM
"My whole life is my three children. Seeing them grow up into kind and gentle people motivates me more than anything else. Secondly, life is full of challenges. I take them as motivation to succeed and to help others in the challenges they face. Seeing people grow and push themselves is so inspiring."
Commercial Operations Manager
"I want to set an example to my son that you work hard, you treat people with respect, and that you don’t necessarily need to be the loudest in the room to have an impact. I would normally never do something like this but I am trying to look at myself through my sons eyes - and the woman that he sees can do anything. That’s what motivates me to keep trying to be better, and braver."
Head Of Merchandise
“My mum is a huge source of inspiration. She has given the majority of her life raising not only her children but her grandchildren. Without her love and support, helping me raise my girls, I wouldn’t be able to be in the position I am today.”
Creative Design Manager - Visual Merchandising
“Good design comes from strong vision and perseverance. Never compromise yourself - you are all you've got.”
Head Of Design - Womens + Childrenswear
“I think it is very important to nourish young talent, so that is a key focus of mine. They are the future after all!”
Store Team Member
“I’m very lucky to be and have been surrounded by so many inspiring women. I would have to say though my mum is amazing! She’s beat cancer (twice!) and continues to have the best outlook on life. She’s confident, fun and doesn’t care what anyone thinks.”
“I am privileged to work alongside a wide range of team members from across the business who are passionate about what they do and open to doing things differently. I am re-energised by their excitement and sense of fulfilment when they work out a way to deliver more sustainable product to our customers.”
Mens Designer - Casual
“It doesn’t matter how talented you are, if you can’t build and maintain relationships in your professional life you won’t survive! Celebrate and encourage everyone around you, lift each other up, build a team you can rely on and that can rely on you. Work hard for each other and every day will be full of mutual support and appreciation. What goes around comes around!”