UNW holds International Women’s Day event celebrating Females in Finance

UNW news /  15 March 2024

On the morning of Thursday 7th March 2024, UNW’s female colleagues headed over to The Catalyst in Newcastle’s Helix Site for an event celebrating International Women’s Day. They were joined by students from local schools, colleges and universities interested in a career in finance.

Organised and arranged by an internal team that included Audit Assistant Manager Beth Sheldon, Employment Tax Specialist Becky Hood and Audit Senior Manager Leanne Leftley, a panel of four inspirational speakers each gave an overview of their different career paths in finance and business.

Nicola Coleman, Audit Partner at UNW, Sara Vening, Director of Finance and People at The Glasshouse ICM, Dr Natalia Blagburn, Portfolio Director at Mercia Asset Management and Charlotte Staerck, Co-founder and CEO of The Handbag Clinic, commented on, amongst other things, the challenges they have faced and what they’ve learned along the way, continuing the discussion in a live Q+A session and other interactive activities across the morning.

Nicola Coleman said: “Personally, I found the event really uplifting and it was fantastic to see the audience so engaged. At UNW our women are truly valued and really are the best at what they do. We have female friendly policies and working practices and I’m proud to be part of the ever-growing team. I look forward to seeing what the future holds for the next generation of women coming through our brilliant graduate and apprenticeship programmes!”