International Women’s Day 2020 – #EachForEqual

#EachForEqual has arrived as part of International Women’s Day 2020. International Women’s Day provides an important moment to showcase commitment to women’s equality, launch new initiatives and action, celebrate women’s achievements, raise awareness, highlight gender parity gains and more. The day is celebrated and supported globally by industry, governments, educational institutions, community groups, professional associations, women’s networks, charities and non-profit bodies, the media and more.

This year’s theme is #EachForEqual and aims to influence every person to make a difference to help build a more gender equal world. In the technology industry, the workplace is so often dominated by men. At Pure Cloud, we are taking small steps to change this and support #EachForEqual.

Over the last 4 years, we have almost tripled female representation in the company, increasing our female staff rates from 3 to 8 members of staff. Two of these women have recently been internally promoted to senior management roles, in a team that has historically been male orientated.

We are striving to make Pure Cloud Solutions a workplace that embodies #EachForEqual – where all employees, regardless of gender, have visible and tangible access to equal opportunities.

Jamie Lake, Commercial Director at Pure Cloud Solutions said, “At PCS, gender doesn’t even come into the equation. From our perspective if you are good enough to fulfil the role then we will employ you to do it. We have made two recent internal promotions and both have been awarded to female staff members as they were the right people for the role.”

“On a separate note it is fantastic to see more and more diversity within the technology industry as historically it has been a male dominated industry. #EachForEqual is a strong movement & I’m happy to be part of it.”

In recognition of International Women’s Day 2020, we chatted to some of the women employed at PCS to find out what their #EachForEqual greatest achievements are. Everyone at Pure Cloud will continue to drive equality in the workplace as part of our pledge for #EachForEqual – what will you do?

International womens day #EachForEqual

My greatest personal achievement is becoming a mother. It’s the biggest blessing but the hardest job in the world. I think it’s empowering to be a working mum. If you can do that – you can do anything!

My greatest professional achievement is becoming an MAAT – that’s the Member of The Associate of Accounting Technicians. I finished it in 2011 & it’s gven me a great stead for the job I’m in now.

Katie Morris

Accounts Assistant

My greatest personal achievement is having my son Seb. he is amazing, wonderful & everything I could have wished for in a son. Being a mother is one of the best things I’ve ever done.

My greatest professional achievement is building so many strong connections with people from all over the UK whilst in my various roles. I think I really am the social butterfly of the communications world!

Natasha Loy

Account Manager

My greatest personal achievement is buying my first house! I worked so hard to save up enough to buy a house I only could have imagined I’d own – but now I do!

My greatest professional achievement is working my way up from a marketing exec to marketing lead here at PCS. Watching my department flourish & being able to manage someone & help them grow is so rewarding & the future looks really bright!

Charlotte Batey

Marketing Lead

My greatest personal achievement is definitely having my son Alfie. He’s 14 and is a very talented young man who makes me proud every single day.

My greatest professional achievement is being a Director of my own painting and decorating company alongside my husband whilst working as an Accounts Supervisor at PCS full time. Managing that is hard work!

Cally Poole

Accounts Supervisor

My greatest personal achievement is passing my driving test. It’s opened up a lot of opportunities for me & means that I have a lot more freedom to do my own thing.

My greatest professional achievement is getting into university. It’s something that I am so proud of & it has pushed me to do things out of my comfort zone, meet new people & try new things!

Holly Bates

Marketing Intern

My greatest personal achievement is probably buying my house. We saved like mad for it & when we first got the keys it really felt like coming home.

My greatest professional achievement is securing the Operations Manager role here at Pure Cloud. It was the perfect timing for me in my career. I’ve grown & learnt so much – I’m excited to see how far I can progress at PCS.

Kelly Harrison

Operations Manager

My greatest personal achievement is passing my driving test because it’s given me a lot more freedom, I’m much more confident & I’m a lot more secure in my daily life. It also enables me to come to work!

My greatest professional achievement is processing Pure Cloud’s largest ever mobile deal. The customer has been very happy with the process, it’s been quite smooth so far. I’ve had positive feedback from the customer, from the management team & from my colleagues which has been so rewarding!

Lorna Houghton

Projects & Services Co-ordinator

My greatest personal achievement is having self belief. I really do believe I can achieve anything I put my mind to. I became cabin crew at a top airline where they cut the applications down from 5,000 to 40 – that’s good going!

My greatest professional achievement is knowing so much about Telecoms! I entered the world of telecoms 4 years ago not having a clue what it was or what I was doing. I had to learn quickly but now I’m considered one of the experts in the office with my colleagues coming to me for help & advice.

Lauren Roden

Projects & Services Co-ordinator

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