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Mar 23

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Charlotte McArdle

Celebrating Women in Tech with Eleanor Vaughey

At Bright we celebrate all our employees achievements and progress in the Tech industry everyday and with International Women's Day last week we wanted to shed a light on some of our amazing women at Bright but we didn't want to just do it for one day, as all our employees deserve to feel the spotlight every day of the week. So this week we are shining a light on Eleanor Vaughey who works in our Marketing department. Eleanor sat down with us to talk about who inspires her in her career and why diversity in the workplace is important.

Question: Is there anyone that inspires you in your career?

Eleanor: All of the bosses I’ve had throughout my career have been women. There are a lot of women in my life who are in leadership roles too – teachers, doctors, managers. I’m very fortunate to have a lot of inspirational women in my life.

Question: Why do you think diversity in the workplace is so important?

Eleanor: I think it’s important for different ideas and viewpoints. It enriches the workplace and provides opportunities for broader and deeper perspectives everything – from bigger picture strategies to quick weekly brainstorms.

Question: What is the most important piece of advice you have been given?

Eleanor: That we can do anything, once we have the resources and tools available to us. And if we don’t know how to do something, it’s just because we haven’t had the opportunity to discover and access those resources yet.

Question: On International Women’s Day, what is the most important message you want to send out to young women thinking about their careers?

Eleanor: Don’t be scared to try out a role because you think you’re not smart enough or capable. Nobody starts out as an expert, ever. Go all in and be brave. And if it doesn’t work out, at least you tried it out and are wiser from it, rather than never trying at all.

There's much to celebrate about women's achievements. Gains are made for women worldwide, but there's more to do. Collectively, we can all challenge gender stereotypes, call out discrimination & draw attention to bias. Let's #EmbraceEquity to create places & spaces where women thrive.


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