HWW marks International Gratitude Day
25 Sep 2016 - 12:41
By Amna Pervaiz Rao | The Peninsula
Swift gratitude is the sweetest. To spread the message of appreciation and thankfulness, How Women Work (HWW) marked International Gratitude Day on Wednesday.
Organised with the theme ‘Welcome Change’, the colourful yet serene event at City Centre Rotana was attended by a large number of women to which the new head of HWW was introduced. HWW Community was founded in 2009 with the aim of empowering women to grow and succeed; reaching hearts and minds, breaking down barriers and promoting understanding across cultures and genders. It brings women with aspirations and ambitions together to share knowledge, ideas, and ambitions, enabling them to find sustainable ways to success. HWW is presented by Tataowar Coaching & Consulting. “In everything we do at Tataowar we believe that meaningful, sustainable growth fulfills the true needs of the individual and the greater good,” it says.
The HWW community includes leaders, employees, executives, business owners, entrepreneurs, graduates and students, as well as women who want to re-enter the workforce. The group welcomes any woman with aspirations and ambitions.
World Gratitude Day falls on September 21 and was started in 1977 by the United Nations Meditation Group. An international gathering decided that it would be a good idea to have one day per year to formally express gratitude and appreciation for the many wonderful things to be found in the world. HWW is an interactive, inspiring and empowering initiative that help people evolve ‘change’ in order to adapt and be successful.
HWW expressed its gratefulness for support from H E Sheikha Alanou bint Hamad Al Thani, who is once again the patron for a second year. The fresh, innovative programme of HWW for 2016-17 was announced and the new Head of HWW, Evridiki Iliaki, was introduced. “In the race for qualified achievements we miss on some precious possessions that may not have any assigned value but are necessary to keep you going. It has no value assigned because it is priceless, it is precious and it is important for you to live your life to the fullest. It’s your state of mind the way you look at life that can change everything around you” said Evridiki Iliaki while talking to The Peninsula.
Evridiki Iliaki, who is Greek, is a business/ life coach and inspirational speaker with over 15 years of experience. She continues to help women around her through free seminars and counselling sessions. “We all should celebrate it and enjoy a holiday on this day” said Evridiki Iliaki.
While addressing the gathering, she added: “Life is to enjoy and live to the fullest each day, if you feel lost or feel lack of self-worth; a life coach can be your new friend. A life coach is a professional who can hear you out and understand where you stand currently and where you want to be. I can help one to design a path to get where you really want to be.”
The event was hosted by Elisabete Reis who is an Image, Protocol and Etiquette Consultant and founder of ‘Glam Your Image’.
“I empower the women in fashion style which helps them to face the world with confidence. Professional women are always looking for the right look; I help them to carry themselves perfectly. Today we celebrate change, I better change together. We live in a country which is continually evolving so the change is necessary. We should positively embrace the changes and come in together. Over the past 7 years, HWW has been conducting monthly gatherings, conferences and seminars to support the local community” said Elisabete Reis.