How have you found it as the only person with your specific role, working in the one of the most male-dominated teams?
I’ve always been really fortunate to have the support of strong female management, both at my former workplace and Carparison. A lot of what I know and use today, I was taught by my previous manager and we have multiple strong female leaders who inspire me here.
I’m one of two females on the Business Development team at the moment, but I think that’s just because we’re still getting started - and I don’t feel like the odd one out.
The banter is a bit different working with men, and I do think you grow a thicker skin, but we all have the same objectives across the business. Our focus is providing the best administrative support and service possible, regardless of gender.
There is definitely still an idea that car sales is all men in blue suits, but I think this was a changing reality even back when I first started in 2014. I don’t think it’s necessarily an accurate impression anymore.
When I look at Linkedin and the various contacts I have across the industry, what I’m seeing is professional women absolutely smashing out success.