Wilde Women - Interview with Brita Schmidt, Executive Director of Women for Women International

Margaux Stockwell @ 2021-12-07 13:52:17 +0000

Here at Romilly Wilde, we champion the Wilde Women in our lives, in our industry and beyond. We’ve created a space here on our Clean Journal to do just that. As we approach the second Women for Women Virtual Car Boot Sale of 2020, we want to shine a light on Brita Schmidt.


Brita currently serves as the Executive Director of Women for Women International – UK and is the Senior Vice President for Europe and External Relations globally. She co-founded Women for Women International in Germany in 2018.


Brita believes that every woman has a fierce power to fulfil her dreams. She coaches women to help them transform their lives. Brita is an advocate and promoter of women’s power, women’s rights and equality. She frequently writes and speaks publicly about the challenges women face all over the world in the context of poverty and conflict. Originally from Germany, Brita went to school in Venezuela and has throughout her career worked with women from many countries around the world. She now lives in the UK with her husband, two daughters and two dogs.


In three words I would describe myself as … fierce, passionate and kind.


My proudest achievement to date is … establishing a good relationship with my grown-up daughters who are 18 and 20 now, and growing a community of supporters for Women for Women International – our sisterhood – who care deeply for women in countries affected by conflict.


The recipe for success is … say yes to unusual ideas, remember there is always something that you CAN do, shine bright, breathe and let go!


I would define beauty as … an inner light that shines through you and inspires those around you.


I would describe my approach to beauty as … an honouring of the body, mind and spirit – all of what we are.


A wellbeing practice I always turn to is … Yoga and a warm deliciously scented bath.


I can’t live without … nature, when I am in nature I feel centred and grounded.


A woman I admire is … all women who move from fears to fierce because… there is nothing more inspiring than witnessing the rising of another woman, it gives me wings!


To find out more about the Women for Women International UK Virtual Car Boot Sale on November 7th, which will include a donation of two sets of a year’s supply of our Light + Energy Serum Cleanser up for auction, follow this link.