My STEM Career Journey: Making it in Technology.

Whenever I work with Generation Success they always ask for a Case Study, so this time I though I would share my journey with you… I graduated from Sheffield Hallam University in 2004 with a Degree in Recreation Management. Although this is a BSc (hons) you can probably guess this was not a STEM degree. It took me a long time to complete my degree due to personal setbacks and the fact that I had Read more…

Work Less, Save the Planet.

World Economic Forum | A four-day working week will not only improve wellbeing – it could save the planet The forty hour working week over 5 days has been commonplace in society for around 200 years. In the 1800’s most people work in manufacturing or other manual labour jobs and it was very common for people to work 100 hour weeks over 6 days. During the Industrial Revolution activists and labour union representatives began campaigning for workers rights and Read more…

It Was World Suicide Prevention Day Yesterday…

…and inevitably (and valuably) discussions about mental illness and mental wellbeing are rife. Raising awareness of the impacts and realities of living and working with mental illness is so important. Colleagues, friends and associates post awareness memes and quotes and it gets the message out there. Knowing my friends and colleagues, I know that often behind those messages of awareness and encouragement lies the reality that they too are suffering from a silent illness. I Read more…

Expert Pharma June: The World of People, Patients and Pharmaceuticals.

Before I came into technology sales 5 years ago I worked for some big pharma companies in sales. My move into I.T. was facilitated by knowledge of the NHS and so my first role was working with Public Sector customers. Fair to say I have been around healthcare for quite a while. So then fast forward to present day and I find myself working with the big pharma companies again. Two of my Vodafone clients Read more…

Event: The Art of Self Promotion

ABOUT LAST NIGHT! Yesterday evening members of the Lean In Vodafone Circle joined ladies from companies such as WPP, Xerox, Kemp Little LLC, and Standard Chartered as well as entrepreneurs, students, graduates and even a TV producer for an evening of coaching. Our fantastic speaker Jo Painter delivered a workshop on “The Art of Self-Promotion” with lively discussions and questions making sure it ran way longer than anticipated! Taking people out of their everyday working Read more…

It’s Not Where You Start it’s Where You Finish

Or in the case of this blog…it’s not when you start…. Surely the master of all types of procrastination is the kind you have when you want to write, but don’t know where to start. So I will start at the beginning. Born to a working class family in Derbyshire, I grew up in a family where grandparents and uncles were all employed by the National Coal Board. My Dad worked as a driver, but Read more…

Make Your Mark 2019

Last night was the launch of the first London Make Your Mark Charity Event at The Hunter Collective, Farringdon. Gathering together Women (and a few men too) from some of the largest enterprises in the UK, with a renown author & career coach, and a mix of entrepreneurs and business women from across London in aid of The Girls’ Network Charity. The event started off as an opportunity to bring together Lean In circles and Read more…