In celebration of International Women's Day 2021, themed "ChooseToChallenge", we are so thrilled to feature Natalie Dau, who is an accomplished athlete, media personality, ambassador and influencer.
Natalie has her own show called @keepingitrealtv and an app that can be found on www.nataliedau.com. This multi-hyphenate mom is truly an inspiration to many women, especially those who struggle to juggle motherhood, relationship and career all at the same.
Why do choose to do what you do?
I wanted to be able to feel like I could do something more impactful with my own life that would in turn help to inspire others, including my own daughter to do the same.
What were the challenges you faced when starting out in your field?
Instead of their qualification, quality of their content and actual achievements and abilities, people are always judged based on their looks first when it comes to the health and fitness industry. It has also becoming prevalent amongst women, especially older ones who wants to be that 21 year old Instagram model. Truth be told this is not realistic or achievable.
What challenges do you continue to face right now as a woman in your field?
For me now, I use who I am and what I have achieved as a super power and focus on other women and men that can relate to me, rather than trying to be someone I am not.
What is the ONE thing you would like to share with women in your field or women in general?
Be brave, own who you are and don’t compare yourself to others. You are on your own journey so it’s up to you to take control and decide where you are going with it and what you going to be. Don’t wait for someone else to tell you or give you the permission. Most importantly, always remember you have the ability and capacity to do amazing things.