Last night I arrived at Kensington Palace Gardens to attend the Cosmopolitan Influencer of the Year Awards. I was nominated for the ‘Best Health & Wellbeing’ award.
The invitation said ‘dress to impress’ so I thought I’d better swap my running shoes for something a bit more glamorous.
Suit & shoes from Topshop.
The room was filled with so many inspiring & creative people, I was so happy to be included and to be nominated. Some of my favourite internet change makers and girl bosses were there too, including Emma Gannon, who is literally adored by everyone that she meets. Chidera Eggerue, aka the Slumflower, a young woman that is making waves, everywhere she goes. Alice Liveing, she is small but mighty! and is just full of good energy. Oh, and I was seated next to my favourite fashionista DJ duo, the Collyer Twins. Not you’re average Thursday night!
There were eight ladies nominated for the Heath & Wellness award, so I was absolutely buzzing! (and mega shocked) when the Editor-in-chief of Cosmopolitan, Farrah Storr, announced my name as the runner up!! and the winner of the award was mega superstar Carly Rowena.
So, what does being an influencer really mean?
Personally, I think we all have an influence on the people around us. Big or small, good or bad. For me, I want to encourage and to motivate. I believe that is what I do best. I want to encourage other women to achieve more and to become more. Whether that’s running a marathon or running a business. We are all capable of achieving incredible things. Last night was a fantastic celebration of those that are using their influence to have a positive impact, to speak up, and to lead the way for others.
I feel so happy today! and I’m more inspired than ever to keep sharing my message every way that I can. ????