Geb Drysdale Subheading
Geb is an Independent Spirit who’s breaking down gender stereotypes with her bold career choices and give-it-a-go attitude. She’s pushed herself to work in jobs that are unconventional for women and are typically dominated by men, such as construction and volunteer firefighting.
“I’ve always been someone who’d go against the grain and jump at opportunities when they arise. I am very lucky to have amazing support from the construction industry and fireys. I hope to see more people pursue their dreams, even if they think they can’t do it because of gender stereotypes or other stigmas. I also strongly believe in recognising when it’s time to move on from something that’s not right for you or if you’re not enjoying it… Take a leap, take a chance, and try something new! Life is too short to go home every day feeling unfulfilled!”
– Geb Drysdale.
Being a co-operative here at Liquor Barons, we’re flexible when it comes to trying new things, or stocking our shelves with some of the more unique, obscure or smaller brands. Just like Geb, we’re not afraid to be unconventional or push the boundaries.
Q & A with Geb
What makes you an Independent Spirit?
I have always kind of danced to the beat of my own drum and I’ve never let gender stereotypes get in the way of pursuing something that interests me. I’ve never been afraid to try unorthodox things and have enjoyed gaining experience in a variety of industries over the years. I’ve taken leaps and accepted opportunities when they’ve been offered to me, and I haven’t been one to hesitate in moving on from something that’s unfulfilling. It can be scary taking that leap, but it always leads to exciting new things – life is too short to waste time doing something you don’t enjoy! I also love helping others. As well as being a Volunteer Fire Fighter, I’ve also donated plasma regularly, mentored and am hoping to one day volunteer as a Crisis Support Worker.
Tell us five things about yourself.
1. I was born in Perth but I grew up around Australia.
2. I have a pet red tail cockatoo named A$AP Cocky.
3. I competed in an international netball tournament in Barbados.
4. I love The Simpson’s and constantly quote it.
5. My party trick is fitting into a duffle bag or a suitcase.
What rules do you swear/live by?
Always keep left, put ya trolley back and let the people off the train before you get on.
What’s your greatest achievements?
Definitely receiving “VFES Fire Fighter of The Year“ in my platoon, and “Best & Fairest” and “Best Action Shot” in Netball, all in the same week.
Why do you love WA?
I feel like WA is underrated – but there is so much to explore and see; it has so much natural beauty to offer. You can go down south to the beautiful green bushland and ranges, or head up north to the gorges and canyons. And don’t get me started on the beaches… we have some of the best coastlines in the world! We are also so lucky to have great weather for most of the year too – we live in the sunniest city in the world, and I am here for it.
What’s your 5 year plan/goal in life?
To hopefully land a job in the Department of Fire and Emergency Services and volunteer as a Crisis Support Worker.
What’s the craziest thing you’ve ever done?
Drove myself to hospital with a collapsed lung (calmly and safely!).