Your Say – Vicki Scott

LAWYER AND BUSINESSPERSON – OWNER OF CRIMSON ORGANIC TAMPONS
Best advice I’ve been given…

Was from a retiring partner in a law firm when I was just starting out – “back your own judgment and don’t listen to others who suggest you have it wrong just because they think they have it right.”

I’d name my autobiography…

My Dog is a Good Therapist

To me success means…

The freedom to spend time with my family and friends, and do things I enjoy.

I made my first dollar…

When I was 12 years old working at a corner dairy (Phillips Store, Raureka) for $2 an hour.

The most rewarding part of my job…

Is getting emails from women who suffer from endometriosis and tell me how grateful they are to have finally found a tampon that works for them.

Life Motto:

Attitude is Everything.

Favourite Book:

The Nightingale by Kristen Hannah

My goals for 2018 are:

Be brave.

The women who inspire me

Every day women who achieve extra-ordinary things eg Rosa Parkes, Malala Yousafzai, and NZ Equal-Pay Campaigner Kristine Bartlett.

The gender stereotype I can’t stand

That childcare is a female responsibility. Many times as a lawyer I have been asked ‘Who looks after your children while you work?’ My husband who is also a lawyer has never been asked this.

The main challenge for women in business is…

Having confidence.

We need pay equality because…

Equality is a fundamental human right. It needs no justification. Just action.

Gender diversity in the workplace is…

A no brainer. Research has overwhelming shown that more diverse workplaces perform better than less diverse workplaces in terms of decision making and profitability.

I advocate for change by…

The choices I make and by championing a cause such as ending period poverty.

The change I want to see in 2018 is…

GST being removed from menstrual products to make them more affordable for more women.