CELEBRATING INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY 2018: MEET OUR SURFSTITCH GALS

March 07, 2018

Here at SurfStitch we are big fans of celebrating the authentic people around us who spread good vibes with everything they do – and that’s no matter who they are or where they’re from. So with the advent of International Women’s Day 2018, we’ve come together to shine a light on the smart, talented, hard-working and inspiring gals that make SurfStitch what it is.

They are the diverse faces behind the brands, the styles, the designs, the campaigns and the workplace we love so much – and we reckon it’s time to celebrate everything they bring! We sat down to find out who they are, why they are passionate about working at SurfStitch, and what International Women’s Day means to them.

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KERSHA

Tell us who you are and your position at SurfStitch?
I’m Kersha and I’m a photographer.

How long have you been with SurfStitch?
This year will be my 6th year at SurfStitch!

What are the best things about working for the business?
Cliche answer but the people I work with. Such a diverse bunch of humans! I’m lucky to meet new models daily which is great for my chatty personality ha!

Outside of the workplace, what do you get up to?
Playing cars! I have a 3 year old boy who is a text book grom at the moment who loves playing with cars, dirt and does anything that makes me appear like a helicopter mum.We love to have our jam sessions to…. I’m vocals, he’s drums!

What does International Women’s Day mean to you?
Being a woman I always praised other women but becoming a mother my respect for women has risen so high that now I feel like every woman is an absolute goddess! I celebrate International Women’s Day every day because our being is worth celebrating always!

 

AMY

Tell us who you are and your position at SurfStitch?
Amy, Head womenswear buyer.

How long have you been with SurfStitch?
2 years.

What are the best things about working for the business?
Lifestyle with my mates!!!

 What does Women’s international day mean?
For the world to be reminded it needs a balance of masculine and FEMININE energy to go round.

Outside of the workplace, what do you get up to?
Time in the sun, preferably not on this island.

Favourite SurfStitch brand?
Zulu and Zephyr and Billabong swim.

 

BRITTANY

Tell us who you are and your position at SurfStitch?
My name is Brittany and I am a People & Culture (HR) Assistant at SurfStitch!

How long have you been with SurfStitch?
I have worked for SurfStitch for 5 years and 4 months.

What are the best things about working for the business?
I love the people here and the culture! SurfStitch has become a second family to me.  The company really strives to help its employees become the best they can be in their roles.  I also love the staff discount and working so close to the beach means lunch time swims 😊

Outside of the workplace, what do you get up to?
You can find me at the beach or one of the local creeks on a nice sunny day! Otherwise I love getting out on the pavement for a good run and exercise. I am currently studying Human Resource & Business Management so that has been taking up a lot of my free time.

What does International Women’s Day mean to you?
This day represents equality among men and women particularly in the workforce!  It’s a good day to reflect how far women have come in society and the workforce and becoming recognized with just as much  talents as men. GO GIRLS

ELIZA

Tell us who you are and your position at SurfStitch?
My name is Eliza and I’ve been a Buyer here at SurfStitch for the past 7 years.

What do you enjoy most about working in the surf industry?
The people!

Favourite SurfStitch Brands?
Zulu and Zephyr, Rollas, Vans.

What does International Women’s Day mean to you?
Ready for change.

Favourite creative space to lose or re-find yourself?
Travelling ANYWHERE for new ideas and inspiration.

2018 is all about?
Letting go…

 

SAMMY

Tell us who you are and your position at SurfStitch?
My name is Sammy and I’m the In-House Marketing Coordinator at SurfStitch.

How long have you been with SurfStitch?
I started at SurfStitch 8 months ago after moving to the Gold Coast from Coffs Harbour with my partner.  

What are the best things about working for the business?
One of the best things about working at SurfStitch is getting to work with so many creative people – it challenges me to think about things differently.  The massages and Japanese Restaurant are also a plus!!!

Outside of the workplace, what do you get up to?
I love soaking up the Gold Coast sunshine, drinking coffee, going shopping for plants, listening to music and going out for dinner!

What does International Women’s Day mean to you?
For me it is a day that reflects on the progress of women’s rights, calls for further change and to recognise the achievements of all the amazing women that surround us!

 

CONNIE

Tell us who you are and your position at SurfStitch?
I’m Connie and my role at SurfStitch is Womenswear buyer.

What do you enjoy most about working in the surf industry?
Working with like-minded people who live and breathe youth culture and aren’t afraid of fun.

Favourite SurfStitch brands?
Everything denim – Levi’s, Rollas and Wrangler.

Who is your female muse?
Zoe Kravitz. Apart from having the coolest parents in the world and amazing style, she is a talent in her right and not afraid to say what she thinks.

What does International Women’s Day mean to you?
Finding balance.

Favourite creative space to lose or re-find yourself?
I lose myself in LA & re-find myself in reading.

2018 is all about?
Congruency. Being the most authentic version of yourself.

Things that keep you happy?
Morning swims, margaritas and mates.

 

BELLE

Tell us who you are and your position at SurfStitch?
I’m Belle Peacock and am the Photography Studio Coordinator.

How long have you been with SurfStitch?
I have been working at SurfStitch for just over 2 months now and loving it!

What are the best things about working for the business?
I believe the culture from the people ‘behind the scenes’ of SurfStitch is definitely one of the best things about the business. The Wednesday massages aren’t so bad either!

Outside of the workplace, what do you get up to?
I generally spend most of my time Op shopping, listening to music and hanging under the beach umbrella! A few wines don’t go astray on a Friday night either 😊

What does International Women’s Day mean to you?
International Women’s day has been celebrating the global achievements of women for over 100 years. This is a day to reflect on the amazing women whose courageous legacies have given the women of the future so many incredible ‘possible’ opportunities. I’m very proud to work alongside such empowering, supportive women considering that the surf fashion industry is so heavily male driven 😉