International Women’s Day 2021
In support of International Women’s Day 2021, we’ll be celebrating a range of our female employees across the week, as we ask them to share their thoughts and experiences around topics such as gender equality and diversity, as well as advice and wisdom they would share with their younger self, if they could!
Rachel Foley – Senior Project Manager
Since starting her career in 2008, Rachel has been an unstoppable force undertaking roles such as Head of Events and is currently Senior Project Manager at Corporate Events. Her passion for events shines through and she understands the importance of the event cycle, which is evident in her track record for meticulous planning and delivery for high-profile clients.
Rachel shares her thoughts on the woman who has inspired her most, as well as equality and diversity and advice she’d give to her younger self, if she could.
Who has inspired you most as a woman?
My Mum! She always makes sure she has time for anyone who needs it and is always bursting with laughter and love. I feel like everyone needs her in their lives.
Can you share a piece of advice that has stayed with you throughout your career?
Treat your clients, your colleagues and your suppliers with the same level of respect and kindness.
What does gender equality mean to you and why do you think diversity is important in the workplace?
To me, gender equality means people having the same level of expectations and respect for all.
In terms of diversity, I think it’s really important to remember that people have different skills and bring different things to the table – whether that be because of their gender, their personality, their culture or their past experience. It is so important to have a diverse workplace to create a balanced, creative and productive environment to ensure we can offer our clients a broad range of services.
What piece of advice would you give to your younger self, if you could?
It is ok to sometimes say ‘no’!
Join us tomorrow where we’ll continue to celebrate and recognise International Women’s Day across the week, as we hear from some more of the team at Corporate Events.