My journey to becoming a Non Executive Director (NED) People like me don't get jobs like these. That was the thought running through my mind at the final interview stage for a NED role. What do I mean by people like me? Females? South Asians? Under 40’s? Sustainability professionals? State school educated? New mums? Well… Continue reading People like me don’t get jobs like these
Imagine a world free of stereotypes and discrimination. A world that is diverse, equitable and inclusive.
This year was suppose to be different. Not the sequel to 2020. But despite the challenges, there were so many lessons learned.
Time off between jobs has been so important for my physical and mental health.
In the last 12 months, I have given birth (following a difficult pregnancy and labour), secured a Non Exec Director position (a role typically filled by 55+ year old, experienced, white men) and have accepted a new job (a more senior role with a broader responsibility than my previous). Was I scared to enter into… Continue reading Me, Myself and I(mposter)
What a difference a year makes...
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
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
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
On International Women’s Day 2018, I reflect on why it’s more important than ever to encourage more young people, particularly women, into STEM careers. As a mechanical engineering graduate and the only female on my course, I left university with a passion to encourage more women to consider careers in STEM. Often students assume careers… Continue reading Shining a light on STEM careers on International Women’s Day