Hello, I'm a marketing executive at G.A.S. Listers, and my career journey has had its fair share of barriers. Coming from a low-class, single-mother household and struggling with calculus, my confidence was always lacking, especially during job interviews. It took a while for me to find the right employer who supported and encouraged me to become a team leader and overcome my imposter syndrome.
As a woman, part of the LGBTQ community, and neurodivergent with dyscalculia, I have faced challenges such as being rejected from job roles because I couldn't pass GCSE maths, even though it wasn't a requirement. Despite these obstacles, I have earned two degrees and secured my current job role. However, I believe that employers should expand their diversity and look beyond what's on paper to see a person's skill set and how they present themselves.
Creating a safe and inclusive workplace enables employees to work harder and flourish, and I urge businesses to prioritize diversity and inclusion in the workplace. In 2023, it's crucial to push forward and not miss out on the vast talent pool available.