Supporting International Women's Day 2018

International Women's Day 2018

From ages 19 to 60+ our female strong team hold positions in every department at Winston Solicitors. Each person is valued and treated as an equal, regardless of age or gender.

But what were our hopes and dreams at 18? Did we all know we would be working in the legal sector?

To celebrate International Women’s Day 2018, we once again asked our team something to get us thinking:

What advice or message would you like to give your 18 year old self?

Camilla “Go and have a career in the theatre industry!”

Amanda “Be more adventurous in life and less bothered about the little insignificant things.”

Pam “Go for it – don’t be put off by negative opinions of other people”

Leonie “Have confidence in your abilities”

Aisha “enjoy being 18 and to take a gap year before uni”

Lynn “believe in yourself don’t let someone else tell you what you are capable of.”

Lakhvinder “Take time to distress at the end of the day”

Leasa “Keep working hard and you will achieve your goals. You are in control of your own destiny so see all obstacles as a challenge.”

Anna “Learn to make good choices - as Nelson Mandela said, make choices that reflect your hopes, not your fears.”

Interestingly there is a similar message we would like to give our 18 year old selves. Whatever stage you find yourself at, the message is clear - "believe you in your abilities and keep trying to achieve your goals"


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