In celebration of International Women’s Day today, we would like to introduce you to Sasha Kalyta, one of the amazing women working at untied.
Sasha has been with us since 2021 and works in digital communications and operations. She was born in Ukraine, brought up in Portugal and has lived for the past six years in the UK. She studied business and entrepreneurial studies at university and is a confident and ambitious individual with a go-getting attitude.
We asked her a few questions:
What does International Women’s Day mean to you?
Since I was little, my whole family celebrated International Women’s Day. It has deep roots in Ukrainian culture - we would have a nice meal and my brother and dad would give me, my mom and my grandmother flowers and little gifts. It would be a celebration of the beauty, resilience and empowerment of women. My dad always said that International Women’s Day should be every day. For me personally, International Women’s Day is a reminder of all the amazing achievements that every woman has done and will continue doing.
What is your message to others?
We create our own barriers to not achieving success. If we start believing in ourselves and our own capabilities, we can achieve absolutely anything.
What woman has positively impacted you in your career?
Many women have positively impacted my career, like my lecturers during my masters. However, I can say that my mom stands out the most, as she always truly believed in my capabilities, supported me and was honest when I needed advice.
What’s one lesson she taught you?
To find something that I love doing and not be stuck with something that doesn’t bring me happiness. Be patient and trust the process.
The campaign theme for #InternationalWomensDay2022 is #BreakTheBias. Imagine a gender equal world. A world free of bias, stereotypes and discrimination. A world that's diverse, equitable, and inclusive. A world where difference is valued and celebrated. Together we can forge women's equality.