Brenda Thoms is Marketing Manager for NIVEA in Ireland since 2001. She began working with Plan Ireland in 2011 and hopes to collaborate on further projects in 2012. Previously, she ran her own communications company followed by a Marketing role in Pepsico Ireland. She studied modern languages in Trinity College and also completed a Business Diploma. She is married and the proud mother to two boys.
She describes herself as “busy” trying to balance family life and career but she wouldn’t change it for anything. She lives in Dublin and comes from a large family of boys and girls. Her passions are travel, music, politics and running!
Because I am a Girl I ask…that I shouldn’t have to shout louder to be heard.
Because I am a Girl I believe…in that special female magic.
Because I am a Girl I hope…to pass on my female wisdom and warmth and break down the barriers.
Because I am a Girl I wonder…why equality is still so far away.
Because I am a Girl I dream…of choices, freedom, respect and love.
Because I am a Girl I remember…the joy of growing up amongst two sisters and a great mother.
Because I am a Girl I like…to see people achieving their full potential and deserving the rewards of hard work.
Because I am a Girl I dislike…those who judge and know so little.
Because I am a Girl I feel…empowered, special and unique.
Because I am a Girl I…still like boys, we are fantastically different.
– Brenda Thoms