International Women’s Day 2020 is celebrating women’s achievements and increasing visibility. Collectively, each one of us can help create a more equal world.
Let’s all be #EachforEqual.
Not only is Charm City Concierge a women-owned and operated business, but we are powered by an amazing team of women! For International Women’s Day this year, we want to introduce you to our CEO and some of the inspiring team members that keep us going.
Tina Urquhart, CEO
Who inspires you to be a positive leader?
It is difficult to pick just one person that inspires me to be a positive leader. Oprah, Brene Brown and even Gwyneth Paltrow are all inspirations. But, my good friend and leadership coach Craig Burris has helped me define and live my leadership style, my uniqueness, my personal purpose, my vision and my mantra of #WorkHappy #LiveJoyfully this year. Thanks Craig!
Why is creating a culture centered around women and well-being so important to you?
I am in the unique position of owning an all-women company with a purpose focused on well-being in the workplace. It’s important to me to celebrate this and weave it through everything we do. I feel extremely grateful to be surrounded by amazing, inspiring and smart women every day that are helping our clients #WorkHappy. In work and in life as women we tend to take care of others. To be able to do this, it’s essential that we take care of ourselves too. Mindfulness and gratefulness have helped me stay present, be grateful and find joy in my life and I strive to inspire and support my team with their personal wellbeing and in becoming the best version of themselves so they may do the same.
As a business owner, what advice do you have for young women starting their careers?
We employ many young women just starting their careers so to answer this question I am going to tout our values. They are good for work but also life.
First, Persevere – be determined, tenacious and simply make it happen; and most importantly don’t let others tell you you can’t.
Be Innovative – by inspiring creativity, being original and breaking boundaries.
Embrace Empowerment – rise above, be confident and make an impact; and in the words of Amy Cuddy, “Fake It until you Become It”.
Personal Well-Being – be grateful, present, positive, mindful, intentional and authentic. And most importantly, find joy in all you do!
What does 2020 bring to the growth of the company?
The theme for 2020 is “Experience.” Why? Because Companies and Buildings care about engagement and retention of their employees and tenants. And providing an elevated Workplace Experience increases retention.
We have evolved as the workplace has evolved – from concierge to amenity programming to Experience Management and now CREtech — and we have all the components. The Experience Movement has changed the way people work and think about culture, employee engagement and the whole workplace experience. Now is OUR TIME!
International Women’s Day is a global celebration of women’s achievements. Follow our social channels this month to learn more about how we will celebrate.