Amy - Little Tokyo Two
Amy is a disrupter, innovator, encourager, and facilitator for small businesses and entrepreneurs. Her constant optimism and down-to-earth nature brightens her office, as she offers a genuine listening ear and advice to all those around her. As the community manager at Little Tokyo Two, she's always on the lookout for things to make Little Tokyo Two the best place to be, and can often be found challenging others at the pool table, and sporting some crimson red lipstick or outrageously gorgeous earrings.
1) What advice would you give to your 15 year old self?
Stop letting people’s opinion define who you are.
2) What makes you proud to be a woman?
I was talking to some people about first impressions and for them, I came across as being ‘sensitive’. My immediate reaction was to be offended, but I couldn’t figure out why. The more I thought about it, the more I realised that being sensitive is a positive trait. My sensitivity enables me to be more compassionate, highly empathetic, and a good communicator. All key traits of being a good leader, and something all women should embrace and be proud of.
3) What has been the biggest challenge in your career so far?
Finding the right career path. After I finished studying, all my peers followed one of two paths - neither of which truly appealed to me. But with the guidance of a strong female mentor, I learnt that I was passionate about helping small businesses & startups - so here I am, with Little Tokyo Two doing what I love.
4) What do you want to be when you grow up/where do you see yourself in 10 years time?
I want to have travelled more, and hopefully I’ll have my own successful business!
5) Who is a woman that inspires you the most and why?
My mum inspires me to be the best person I can be. She is the most kind-hearted, caring and selfless person I know.