If someone had told me last year that I’d be spending the latter part of 2020 on maternity leave, I would never have believed them. I was certain that my body would not be able to take another round of medication or suffer another loss. But as if by magic, although a storm was brewing… Continue reading Gratitude: Pregnant and parenting during a global pandemic
Having suffered two losses in the space a year, the thought of being pregnant again brought as much fear as it did excitement...
This International Women’s Day, I want to help shine a light on a subject us women know all too well, but rarely talk about. On any given day, 800 million girls and women between the ages of 14 and 49 are menstruating, yes that’s right menstruating! Yet we all secretly take our pads into the… Continue reading Let’s have a bloody conversation about Periods
Four years on Four years ago today, my family and I drove through the gates of Buckingham Palace to attend my MBE investiture ceremony. I was being honoured as a Member of the Order of the British Empire for my services to sustainability in the energy management sector and for promoting diversity in science,… Continue reading Honoured to be Honoured: Celebrating my 4 year MBE anniversary
Being an expert in the field of energy and sustainability, making a positive contribution to the world and climbing the career ladder is something I have worked really hard to achieve. But, being a mother and starting a family of my own is something I have had to work even harder at. My fertility struggle… Continue reading A working mum or a mum working? Which am I?
As baby loss awareness week comes to a close, I sit here reflecting one of my toughest years yet. The week marks an opportunity for people across the UK to commemorate the lives of babies lost in pregnancy or during or soon after birth. The truth is, for those that have suffered baby loss, every… Continue reading A year of losses
Almost 5 years after joining the biggest coffee brand in the world, today I will be hanging up my Starbucks apron with utmost love and respect for the company where I was able to learn so much. At such a pivotal point in my career, Starbucks gave me a platform to grow, shine and make… Continue reading Hanging up my green apron
As someone who studied engineering, I have always been very aware of how STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) is at the heart of everything we do and rely on. The roads we travel, the food we eat and the buildings we live in to name a few. I never imagined that I would call… Continue reading Engineering Motherhood
From an early age life’s path was laid out to be quite simple. Complete your education, get a well-paid job, marry a good partner and then start your own family. Luckily for me, three out of four of those were in fact quite simple, but it took us nearly three years of heartache to accomplish… Continue reading 5 lessons infertility has taught me
My career in energy and sustainability has so far spanned a decade and in that time I’ve grown from being a graduate energy analyst with no practical experience to a senior energy manager with chartered energy manager status. Through thoughtful career development, I’ve managed to climb the corporate ladder, learn valuable life skills and grow… Continue reading How to prioritise your personal and professional development