Choose to Challenge this International Women's Day

This year's International Womens Day theme is Choose To Challenge, as rapidly growing challenger brand, the powerful women of OTO are very well-versed in this theme. Gemma Colao, Founder and Creative Director; Rina Bhasali, Head of Product Design and Helen Cain, Head of Spa share how they support, encourage and challenge themsleves and one another. 


What does International Women’s Day and this year’s theme choose to challenge mean to you?

'For me, it's turning our challenges into our successes, embracing female leadership strengths - with empathy, compassion and caregiving as powerful assets. By challenging ourselves to believe in our value and forge forwards with power and conviction'.

What is the greatest piece of advice you've been given?

'Control the controlables'. James taught me this, I suffer from over thinking and over worrying and this helps. A lot is out of your control and is not worth worrying about... BUT a lot can be worked on and this helps!' 


What is a quote you live by?

'A mind that is exposed to new imaginings can never go back to its old dimensions'.

Who is your greatest Female Inspiration?

'Not a single day goes by, where I am not awestruck by women around me. I come from a line of strong women, My mum, my nana, my best friend, my sisters are incredible nurturers, creators, empaths who always find time to shower love. The women I work with everyday, strong, powerful energies, who know how to manage business while creating a compassionate co-working space. In short, I am in admiration of all women, irrespective of where they or I come from'.


What is one quote you live by?

'Always treat people the way you would like to be treated'.

How do you Find Your Balance?

'Meditation, tarot, crystals, soundbaths and the use of the balance range of course!'.

This year, we encourage you to choose to challenge because from challenge comes change.