Ingibjorg Hanna Bjarnadottir is the designer behind the label IHANNA HOME. When asked about her role model, she is quick to answer: My mom.
Icelandic women are generally known to be strong and independent, never shying away from a challenge and Ingibjorg Hanna’s mom is certainly no exception, right now she is busy being the first woman in the history of Lions Clubs International to be running for International Presidency. Ingibjorg Hanna readily admits that her mom has always been a fantastic role model for her. While raising her family, she never gave up on her dreams and remained a working mom, succeeding in combining family life with a successful working career as well as finding time to attend to her interests and friends. Consequently, it was never an option for me not to educate myself, work towards being self-reliant and to follow my dreams of running my own business, says Ingibjorg Hanna. I can’t remember my mom not having an administrative role at work and that has been a huge influence for me. When I had my children, my mom took a year off to help out as I was busy running my company. Both my parents have always been extra supportive and I wouldn’t be doing what I’m doing today if not for them. You just won’t find the word no in their vocabulary!
My mom has showed me that anything is possible, as long as you stay focused and work hard on turning your dreams into reality.