"I was a speaker at Ireland’s National Women’s Enterprise Day 2020, the first online NWED.
After the event, I received the most beautiful thank you gift from the organisers. It had clearly been carefully chosen, given the overall theme of the event and my talk which was about overcoming our fears to embrace opportunity. It was a framed print of a hummingbird with the inscription ‘With brave wings she flies’, produced by the supremely talented @bredamarron . Suffice to say it generated some goosebumps and a small drop of gratitude in my eye for the opportunity to speak at the event and the lovely professionals and business owners I met throughout the event.
In fact, it inspired a total revamp of my office because it required a nicer backdrop than my blue-tac pock-marked office wall. I selected a colour from the print and now it hangs directly in my line of sight from my desk. In keeping with feng shui it’s beside the door to inspire me to go out in the world with my ‘brave wings’. It’s a gift I will treasure always – for its beauty in its own right, for the lovely memories it minds so safely and for the encouragement it gives me every time I look at it.
“I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” – Maya Angelou
Thank you so much Breda. I love all your work and the stories behind the pieces, and wish you continued success and impact with these framed parcels of love and thoughtfulness."
"A corporate gift is more than just a token. It’s an expression of gratitude to somebody who has gone over and above the call of duty.
As producer of National Women’s Enterprise Day 2020, I was looking for something really special to acknowledge the dynamism, courage, tenacity and achievement of our entrepreneurs who were speaking at the event. I turned to Breda Marron, and chose from her collection of inspiring and beautiful works. Not only did they make ideal gifts, but each was beautifully wrapped, accompanied by a handwritten note from the artist and a certificate of authenticity. It was a pleasure to work with Breda; she took care of all the details, ensuring that each gift was safely delivered in good time.
I knew the pieces were special when I chose them. But I was absolutely thrilled with the reactions from each of the speakers when they received these personal and very memorable gifts. That’s what I mean when I say that a corporate gift is more than just a token; I wanted each recipient to understand how grateful we were that they had taken the time to share their experience and expertise and gifts from Breda Marron truly helped us to achieve that."
Director - WhiteLight Consulting