Coaching and Mentoring Services Manager HFMA and
Project Lead Aspiring Finance Leaders Programme Future Focused Finance
I can think of many people who have helped me in my career. To celebrate International Women’s Day, I want to celebrate the female giants on whose shoulders I now proudly stand. The first was my first boss, Liz who saw something in me that I absolutely did not see in myself. She simply says, ‘off you go’ and encouraged me to be myself, take the odd risk, challenge existing ways of thinking and acting, she gave me my first break. The second was a colleague in my first big job, Pam encouraged me to pause, draw breath and notice when my excitement and pace left others behind or ran someone over. The third is my sister, she reminds that life is not all about success in the workplace, she makes me laugh and has the courage to tell me those home truths that I need to know but don’t always want to hear, she’s my best critical friend.