"The Flying Rug" at Charlotte Manning CQO at Hon
Luminea: Can you tell us about yourself?
Charlotte Manning: I am a day-dreamer, if nothing else. I was always the kid with my eyes to the sky and asking “why” to just about every scenario under the sun - always curious and keen to educate myself daily. My strength in life is bringing people together. Professionally, I work as the Community Manager for HON (Her Online Network) a female professional networking App founded in Stockholm. As the community manager I have the privilege of facilitating a diverse network of thousands of incredible women through their career journeys. I host online events, physical meet-ups and 1-on-1’s, with the personal mission to install a sense of visibility & safety for every woman in HON.
Luminea: What inspires you?
Charlotte Manning: Nothing inspires me more than self-made individuals. There is so much to learn from people who have created their own success out of unfortunate circumstances and the desire to “break” the societal cycles we often find ourselves trapped in.
Luminea: What are you thoughts about Luminea rugs?
Charlotte Manning: What I love about Luminea is that it is sustainable and there is a story behind it. Ones you have it at your home, you really feel like it is coming from a cultural place, not just fast fashion. I also love the colours and the patterns, that is something you don't see a lot in the Scandinavian culture. It Scandinavia it is many minimalistic homes, these rugs will brighten up your space. The story behind it and the founder behind, is just all the more reason to support it.
Luminea: If you were to fly to a dream world, how would it look?
Charlotte Manning: If I could take a magic carpet ride into my dream world (with Alladin, preferably) I would arrive to a place that is only filled with kind and non-discriminatory people. It would be a place of peace, vibrancy, diverse cultural norms, and lots of good music and food. Everyone would feel safe and secure in their existence and lifestyles.
What do you think is interesting about culture? Which barriers can be managed through culture?
Charlotte Manning: I think culture is interesting because it ALWAYS sparks curiosity and newness! There are so many ways to feel, see, create and live into cultures, that the “new” learnings and discovery that come from those explorations are endless! People can travel the world their whole lives and still absorb new ideas, perspectives and cultural norms to appreciate every single day. Culture is in the air we breathe, but it’s up to us as individuals to really capture the inhalation & exhalation of it all! Embracing culture in your everyday life is a conscious choice and I believe it’s what shapes open and honest minds.