Motherhood

8 transferable skills I mastered in my 8 months of maternity leave

My 8 months of maternity leave have absolutely flown by. Before embarking on motherhood, I was nervous that I’d be returning to work having forgotten everything. But, motherhood has given me a new set of transferable skills that I’ll be applying to the workplace as I begin to pursue my career once again. I feel… Continue reading 8 transferable skills I mastered in my 8 months of maternity leave

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My journey to Motherhood, the highs, the lows and the super lows – Part 4 Parenthood

Here it is, my final write up in a 4 part series of blogs; Getting Pregnant, Being Pregnant, Giving Birth & Parenthood. This has been a journey of self discovery, where I learned that I had a reservoir of strength and patience I never knew existed. I hope those on their own journey to parenthood… Continue reading My journey to Motherhood, the highs, the lows and the super lows – Part 4 Parenthood

Motherhood

My journey to Motherhood, the highs, the lows and the super lows – Part 3 Giving Birth

In Part 1 and 2 of my story, I focussed on just how long it took for us to fall pregnant and how challenging pregnancy was for me. In this the third in a 4 part series of blogs; Getting Pregnant, Being Pregnant, Giving Birth & Parenthood, I describe my labour – all 32 hours of… Continue reading My journey to Motherhood, the highs, the lows and the super lows – Part 3 Giving Birth

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My journey to Motherhood, the highs, the lows and the super lows – Part 2 Being Pregnant

In Part 1 of my story, I focused on just how long it took for us to fall pregnant, in this the second in a 4-part series of blogs; Getting Pregnant, Being Pregnant, Giving Birth & Parenthood, I share what it felt like to finally be pregnant. I'd yearned for this for so long, and though… Continue reading My journey to Motherhood, the highs, the lows and the super lows – Part 2 Being Pregnant

Motherhood

My journey to Motherhood, the highs, the lows and the super lows – Part 1 Getting Pregnant

This Mother’s Day, I will be celebrating in more ways than one. Not only as a daughter appreciating the amazing woman who gave me life, but also as a new mum to a beautiful baby boy.   This is the first in a 4 part series of blogs; Getting Pregnant, Being Pregnant, Giving Birth &… Continue reading My journey to Motherhood, the highs, the lows and the super lows – Part 1 Getting Pregnant

Energy, Professional Development, STEM

Shining a light on STEM careers on International Women’s Day

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

Motherhood, Professional Development

From being a ‘Partner’ to being a ‘Parent’

This month, I’m celebrating my 3 year anniversary of being a Starbucks Partner. A place where employees are called partners, because we are all partners in shared success. Three years in, I’ve reached the professional crossroads that I have both been looking forward to and dreading these past few years. Reaching the peak of my… Continue reading From being a ‘Partner’ to being a ‘Parent’

STEM

Giving girls in STEM some Monster Confidence

Since its conception in 2013, I have been a huge supporter and fan of the STEMettes, an organization of volunteers dedicated to show the next generation that girls do STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) too! On Thursday 19th October 2017, I was asked to deliver the keynote address at the Monster Confidence London event… Continue reading Giving girls in STEM some Monster Confidence

Energy, Professional Development

A decade dedicated to Energy

In September 2007, as a fresh university graduate, I embarked on a brave new journey into the working world. 10 years on I look back on a decade of working in the energy industry and reflect on 10 key lessons that I will be taking into the next decade of my career. When I graduated… Continue reading A decade dedicated to Energy

Professional Development, STEM

From A-Level results CCC to Royal Honours MBE

It's results day! All that waiting is finally over.. to comfort those that didn't get the results they needed, I'm sharing my story of university clearing and the doors it opened for me. Remember your route into university is not as important as the experience you'll have once you're there and where you'll go years from… Continue reading From A-Level results CCC to Royal Honours MBE