Behind The Scenes: Meet The Career Girl Daily Team!

We are so proud of what we’ve accomplished so far with Career Girl Daily that we had to ask the rest of the team to take a break from their super hectic schedules and laptop and come down and get a lil’ freaky in front of the camera.

After reading your lovely comments, we thought it was about time that we did a behind the scenes post and let you get to know the girls responsible for your favourite fashion, beauty, lifestyle and career articles! As an added bonus, read about our childhood dreams, how they changed as we got older and what we’re doing to work towards our goals now!

“The only thing that will stop you from fulfilling your dreams is you.”

Celina

When I was a little girl , I wanted to become a doctor or lawyer. Not because I wanted to, but my parents said it was a safe choice, and it would give me a secure future. So, when I had to make a decision about which University I was going to, I decided to study Law instead of following my dreams. I wasn’t happy about it because my real passion is fashion. It’s like pure magic to me and a wonderful way to express yourself to the world, it empowers women and boosts your confidence.I really enjoy watching, observing, and being able to figure out a person, and the story behind their outfit. It was obvious to study something related to fashion, but like a good girl, I did what my parents expected me to do…

Nowadays, I have a degree in International Business Administration, and I’m a certified personal stylist. Although, I didn’t follow my dreams when I was younger, it’s never too late. One year ago I decided to move to fashion capital London to follow my dreams. Putting my ego on the side and started at the bottom again as an intern. My first fashion internship was at the Marketing department for a beloved British designer. After six months working as an intern, I felt the urge to set up a blog to share my adventures as a twentysomething-year-old in the business world.

Lois and I wanted to start a blog that would make a difference in people’s life. Emma Watson’s famous speech and our career adventures inspired us to start Career Girl Daily. A place where ‘Career Girls in heels’ come together. Each time, we receive an amazing email or comment from one of you guys, telling us how we motivate you on a daily basis, gives us strength to continue our journey. We want to empower women and motivate career girls to chase their dreams! I guess, I can say that moving to London was the best decision I’ve ever made!

Beth

When I was a child I switched between wanting to be one of The Spice Girls and wanting to be a writer. I wrote volumes and volumes of diaries, picture books, novels and scripts in my childhood and shared them gleefully with friends and family, and in my downtime I’d perform cringey pop star routines in front of my classmates.

Clearly I gave up my dreams of being a young Spice Girl, and instead went to University to study English Literature. While I was there I launched a digital magazine showcasing young creative people’s work which was an amazing and rewarding experience but just proved to be too much work for one girl. Once I finished University I worked at Now magazine for a month and then decided that most of my opportunities would be based in London, so made the decision to uproot my life and move.

Now I’m part of the Penguin Random House Writers’ Academy working on refining my first novel, which is scary and really exciting! I’ve written for lots of publications, but I’m really glad to have been part of CGD since almost the very beginning and working with a team that gets so well together. Who knows what the future will hold? All I know is that I’m taking each day as it comes and doing what I love!

Lois

I come from a family where going into law or business seemed a logical and safe choice. When I was younger, I always wanted to have my own company or become a lawyer, work for a big organization like the UN or the EU and travel as much as possible for my job. After High School, I did a Bachelor in Law, specialized in Business Administration and Marketing and did a lot of extra curricula next to it. From the EU debating club to going on a dialogue trip to Turkey and from an EU Human Rights project to being part of the UN working group, I did everything I could to have at least a little chance to be accepted by one of these institutions.

During my bachelor, I realized I loved studying law but I did not want to become a lawyer anymore. My internship at that time was with a law firm in Amsterdam and during my last day, one of the female bosses walked up to me and said ‘Good luck in the future, I am sure I will see you on the news or in a magazine somewhere with your own awesome company’, and those words made me realize that whatever I would do in the next couple of years, I needed to be my own boss by the time I am 28.

Instead of doing a Master in Law I decided to move to London and do a Master in PR. Just like with law I loved my Master but I don’t want to work full-time in PR. Nowadays I work as a community manager for a big brand, and I love the mix of PR, marketing, and social media.

My passion is to inspire and motivate other people to work hard and achieve their goals. Career Girl Daily was set up to inspire and motivate women (and interested men) around the world to be the best they can be and go for it. Whether it is being your own boss or full-time housewife, do it with passion, talent, hard work and make it happen!

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Photography: Johnny Fonseca
Makeup Artist: Simone Beyleveld

Special thanks to: Karen Millen

  • It’s so nice to put some faces to the names! Gorgeous & inspiring group of women! xo

    • Celina

      Thanks Kelly!

  • Aw My so inspiring! You ladies are beautiful! I’m almost done with Civil Engineering (something I majored because My mother said I should; “safe” and all) I really never liked it… I have found a niche that would like more in it… Still, I know I will work in this domain without a love for it… This is inspiring… Really :)

    SJay // The Chronic Dreamer | A Lifestyle Blog

  • It’s lovely to see your faces girls, and you all look like the new powerhouse versions of our beloved SATC ladies – brilliant styles and brilliant career backgrounds coming together!

    Lauren x
    Britton Loves | Lifestyle Food Fashion Beauty – http://www.brittonloves.blogspot.co.uk

    • Celina

      That’s so sweet! Thank you :)

  • It’s so nice to be able to see who you are and find out a bit about you.
    Aleeha xXx
    http://www.halesaaw.com/

  • Such a nice post!! It’s silly because I find myself in the same situation…I’m a graduated full time lawyer and since two months ago I was working in a international law firm but I felt like I wasn’t doing what I really love. I’ve always wanted to study something “fashion” related like fashion business or fashion editorial so now I quited my job and I’m trying to figure out which is the best way to follow my dreams (moving to London, studying somehting fashion related…)

    Thanks for inspiring young women around the world to do what they love!! xx

    http://www.influencerdiaries.com

  • Gabilu

    So nice to finally meet you, girls! It’s so inspiring that all of you studied/worked something that wasn’t fulfilling your dreams, and then you decided to follow your dreams… Thanks for the hardwork you out in CGD!!!! :)

  • This is such an inspiring post! thanks for sharing

    • Celina

      Thanks Lily! :)

  • Jelena

    This is an amazing post! So inspiring! I have imagined you just like this, powerful, stylish young girls who know what they want…So glad I found your blog!

  • You all look so gorgeous! So great to see the faces and learn a little more about you! x
    Madeleine, The Daily Mark

    • Beth

      Thank you Madeleine! Such lovely comments from everyone :) x

  • I loved this. Was great reading about each of you. I love behind the scenes!

  • So good to ‘meet’ the team! I love reading the articles and find them very useful. Good to read that everyone has such a different story to tell. It shows in the mix of content :)

    – X Marloes

  • You are all so beautiful! Thank you for sharing your journey with us. It’s nice to know that it is possible for people to achieve their dream at a young age. I can see you are all so hardworking. This is something I should learn from you:)

    ★meilijourney.blogspot.com ★

    • Beth

      Thank you Vanessa! It was so fun and we’re so glad you appreciate it xx

  • Shauna

    This is so inspiring, reading this has given me an overwhelming sense of motivation, to keep on doing what I’m doing. Beautiful ladies, I wish you all continued success xoxo

  • This was such a great read to have a nosey! You guys should be so proud, I hope I can finish University in 2 years time and know what I want to do! (also Robyn, puuuuuurlease do a makeup tutorial for your look! I’ve got the same skin tone/hair and would love to try this look out) X

    • Robyn

      Thanks Rebecca, what a lovely comment. I’m sure you’ll find your path after University! We had a make up artist for the shoot, let’s see if we can get some make up tips in a post soon!
      xx

  • It’s great to finally see the gorgeous ladies behind this amazing website. you are my favorite right now because you’re the perfect website for a 21 year old girl at the beginning of her career(me). Thank you so much! ♥
    x Rita :)

  • I’m so happy about this post! I didn’t realise you were all such experienced and diverse women! You’ve created such good content on this website and I’m looking forward to reading more :) x

  • It’s so nice to put some faces behind this amazing site! :) And those stories are definitely inspiring for every girl or woman who wants to achieve something for herself. Thanks! Love! ♥

  • I love reading the each of your stories! It’s so inspiring to me because currently I’m in a finance career but I feel I should really be in fashion. It’s good to hear positive stories after major career changes! Keep up the amazing content :)

    x, Jeni
    http://www.hautefixx.com

  • You girls are so amazing! Keep it up❤️

  • It is so nice to see who’s behind the name! I recently discovered CGD and I love it! I added you to all my social media so I won’t miss anything! keep up the great work! You inspired me so much!

  • Emily Crum

    Power women for sure! Thanks for sharing your personal stories. Truly inspiring! Keep up the wonderful and fashionable work.

  • This is so inspiring and all too scaringly familiar!
    I’ve only just recently come across your blog and absolutely love it, I sent up my own blog a couple of weeks ago and wrote about how, at 10 years of age, I either wanted to be a popstar or business woman (a combination of Beth and Lois!).
    It’s been assuring to find this blog and to know there are others out there who don’t just want to settle for the norm. x

  • What a lovely idea for a website! It’s so refreshing to have a well written blog which is so interesting to read. It’s also comforting that your career paths have changed, it proves that you should be doing what you enjoy.

    I love the positive feel CGD has xx

    http://whitestateofmind.blogspot.co.uk/

  • Well done ladies, I came across your blog on Blogvin and have now started to follow you as well. I love your career tips! If is there anything on the relationship side of things that you would like to discuss about, please don’t hesitate to get in touch. xxx

    • Celina

      Thanks Evelini! We will keep the relationship tip in mind :)

  • I just read this page from start to finish… I love all you ladies and what you stand for even more than I did before!!

    x Brit

    • Celina

      Thanks Britany <3

  • I just discovered your blog. You girls rock! I just finished a law degree, and I aso run a blog.

    http://www.iblogwithgrace.blogspot.com

    • Celina

      Thanks :)

  • I also discovered your blog on Bloglovin and it’s great to discover the actual persons of flesh and blood behind the posts, and discover the georgeous powerhouses you are. Very interesting stories that motivate me to persevere in my search for my next career move. For me, the safe choice was studying for PA with languages. Now I’m trying to figure out what I’m passionate about and want to do next.

  • Wow! I am so glad to read this article, all of you seem like such lovely women! Please keep up the amazing work, you have to ability to reach so many women and inspire each and every one of them. As a student studying international business and fashion merchandising reaching my senior year, CGD is a daily boost for me to read.

    Thank you for all the amazing content! xoxo

    All the best,
    Madison

    mermaid-tales.com

  • I must admit, I thought only one person hosted this blog (covers eyes), but I am amazed by all of your stories.. This site has been my fav for the past month ( since I recently found it), and I look forward to the advice on here every single day, and have implemented some advice from here…… annnd I love those heels from Lois favs..

    http://www.nothingbutvelvet.com

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  • Great article! Good to hear about the various women in your lives that inspired and support your careers.

  • Dior Bediako

    I love hearing the back story of amazing companies! So glad to have discovered this site today!

    http://www.pepperyourtalk.co.uk/