International Women's Day - Crestbridge Edition

As we come to the end of International Women's Day, we wanted to celebrate the successful women we have working with us, and to talk to them about what it is like to work at Crestbridge.

• What does International Women’s Day mean to you?

International Women’s Day provides an opportunity, and a reminder, for us to acknowledge the inspirational women in every aspect of our lives. It’s a chance to not only celebrate individual achievements but also recognise how each and every achievement contributes towards the greater goal of creating an equal, diverse and inclusive society not just for women but for everyone. As IWD continues to evolve we can reflect on the progress made towards equality, and should use this as motivation to keep striving for continual improvements in the future.

• What does its theme this year #ChooseToChallenge mean to you?

Now more than ever, following a year that has seen such huge changes to the way we all live and work, #ChooseToChallenge is hugely relevant and positive theme. I believe that diversity and equality can only really be achieved when a diverse range of thoughts and opinions are heard so to me #ChooseToChallenge is a about encouraging us all to rethink, and to challenge norms whenever we believe that improvements can be made or a better alternative might exist, whether that’s personally, professionally or in our wider communities.

• Thinking about IWD, what is your experience of working at Crestbridge?

It’s terrific to see how IWD has evolved over the last few years and more than ever this year there has been an abundance of information, initiatives, debates and articles to inspire us all. Equally however IWD provides us with an opportunity to consider and reflect on the women in our own lives. Every day at Crestbridge I get to work with so many exceptional, experienced and talented women at all levels, and I’m proud to work for a business where, every colleague supports and champions each other.

• What advice would you give to other women about their careers in general and at Crestbridge?

One of the most simple pieces of advice I have ever been given is to believe in myself and in my abilities. This doesn’t mean having all the answers but, is instead believing you have the right to ask the questions, be part of the conversation, and to be heard. Believe that you can remove yourself from your comfort zone and be confident that you will excel, and more than anything believe that your opinion matters and is valued.

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