Perfect balance of career and family

2017-08-22 06:00
Tracy Bamber and Scarlett Grace.Photo: supplied

Tracy Bamber and Scarlett Grace.Photo: supplied

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“NEVER say ‘no’ to yourself. There is no such thing as ‘impossible’ unless we ourselves believe it. No matter what the task or dream may be go out and chase it until you achieve it,” this is the motto of Upper Highway mother and business woman, Tracy Bamber.

Bamber (40) said her career started in the hospitality industry when she worked in restaurants.

She started from the bottom and worked her way into management then moved into eventing, which is where she found her forte.

“Event planning and co-ordination was very exciting. My career then progressed into marketing and now I am focused on public relations. 
“I have a passion for the public relations as well as people and immersed myself and learnt all I could through work experience.”

She said in every career there must be hard work and determination.

“I learnt everything I know through work experience, short courses and soaking up knowledge from colleagues, however, I believe not having a formal qualification has held me back career-wise.  

“I don’t believe in regrets, so I am completing my BBA degree [Bachelor of Business Management] in marketing, to take my career to the next level. I gave birth to my daughter Scarlett Grace a year ago.

“Forty is the new 20 when it comes to having babies.  Therefore, time management is of the utmost importance and a real challenge focusing on my career, baby, husband and studies. Remember you are never too old to reach for your dreams.”

Bamber said one of the most memorable experiences in her career was hosting a Christmas party as part of a CSI project for a disadvantaged crèche.  

“We had personalised gifts for each child - 40 of them - and care parcels for the families to enjoy over Christmas at home, as well as a party with cake and treats. 
“Many of the children had never been to a party or received anything new especially for them, the appreciation and joy on the children’s faces was something I will never forget,” she said.

Bamber said the celebration of women this month is very important.

“Women’s Month is important as it draws attention and celebrates achievements by women and recognises significant issues such as domestic violence, and focuses greater attention on women’s rights and gender equality.”

She said women can also improve their role by identifying their talents, understand what they bring to their community or work environment to best enable success, and make sure their voice is heard. 

“Speak up, speak out, and contribute. It’s important to find a community within your area and organisation, mentors, role models, networking groups, who can help you navigate through challenges and provide a support system. Women in leadership roles should stand up and assist their sisters by creating avenues for mentorship and support programmes as well as inspire other women as role models,” she said.

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