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International Women's Day 2022

International Women’s Day (March 8) is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women. 

This day is all about unity, celebration, reflection, advocacy, and action. Companies are encouraged to participate in the conversation around gender parity and empower their employees to promote equality at all times. 

To celebrate the amazing women in our industry, we asked the network to nominate inspiring women, either a colleague or a network member, who you feel deserve to be celebrated. Here’s what some of you said:

Here's what the network had to say.

Jenny Jones, Director at ETL Resourcing.

In a competitive world, Jenny rises to the top with her professionalism, kindness, and can-do attitude. Jenny can make anyone feel welcomed and part of the team. She is thoughtful, reliable, and understanding.

Liza Zucconi, Corporate Partner at Laytons ETL , Italian and Spanish Desk.

Liza is a great people person, she remembers people and is memorable herself. Liza builds great, long-lasting, connections with clients and contacts and makes everyone she meets and works with feel important.

Liza is a very supportive colleague and always goes the extra mile to help others. It goes without saying that she is great at her job, she is diligent and hardworking and really cares about her clients.

Liza is a great lawyer and a great example of a successful working mother who is able to balance work and family life.

Bhavini Pandya, Harold Sharp.

Bhavini was an instant hire for us, despite having no accounting background or experience. Her intelligence and drive were evident from that first meeting, and she has met and then exceeded all expectations from that day onwards. Her confidence has grown as she has progressed through her professional exams and with pass after pass, she is one of the most successful trainees in the firm’s hundred-year history.

Along with academic success, she has built professional relationships with colleagues and clients alike, with feedback highlighting her personable nature and attention to detail. She shows real commitment to doing the best for the companies and individuals we advise and assist. Bhavini has recently volunteered to be part of our Mental Health and Wellbeing group at Harold Sharp.

The last two years posed many challenges to trainees, particularly when working from home. Bhavini was proactive in keeping in touch with everyone and made the best of a difficult working environment, staying positive and encouraging those around her.

Bhavini has expanded the remit of her role to better support her colleagues, and as her employer, I am immensely grateful for her initiative. We see Bhavini as a role model within the firm; helping to lead apprentices through the start of their careers as well as assisting colleagues in adopting the latest innovations and adopting new technologies into their regular tasks. Bhavini’s colleagues constantly seek her out to work on their projects, due to her efficiency, knowledge, and nature.

Bhavini is inspirational to those around her and will no doubt move from strength to strength in her future.

Nominated by Heather Cunningham.

Farzana Ahmed, Audit Partner at Sampson West Accountancy Limited.

Farzana has always set high standards within the firm from both a technical perspective and her work ethic. This year, however, Farzana has impressed even further. Despite turbulent times she increased her fee base by close to 20% and has cemented her reputation in the South Wales not-for-profit community as a leading financial expert.

As an example of this, Farzana has just accepted an invitation to join the board of one of the largest housing associations in Wales as a non-exec advisor.

Nominated by kurt Bettles.

Liza Zucconi, Corporate Partner at Laytons ETL , Italian and Spanish Desk.

Liza is a people person. She always shares her time with colleagues whenever needed and is the friendly voice of wisdom to clients and colleagues alike.

Nominated by Ashley Watson.

Emma Martin, Head of Marketing At ETL Global UK.

I am nominating Emma because she has done nothing but uplift and made me feel welcome on my first week at work. I believe she is an inspiring woman with an amazing talent for what she does. She is funny, attentive, and kind. Blessed to have such a great mentor next to me.

Nominated by Penelope Alonso-Ritchie.

Janice Lloyd, Partner at SRLV.

Janice is a true expert in her field, her knowledge of US & UK tax issues is first class. Janice gives clients excellent advice and service she is also a key member of our Music & Entertainment sector team and key partner at SRLV.

Eleanor Taylor, HR Advisor At EKW Group.

Eleanor has been an amazing addition to the office. Eleanor is kind, approachable, honest, and always there when needed. From arranging a quiz to hot chocolates; Eleanor brought a fun vibe to the office in the run-up to Christmas.

Liza Zucconi, Corporate Partner at Laytons ETL , Italian and Spanish Desk.

In a male-orientated profession, she has risen to the very top and inspired young female lawyers to achieve their dreams and aspirations. She continues to be a leader in this field and a benchmark for decency and integrity.

Nominated by Ian Burman.

Patricia Woods, EKW Group.

An unsung hero of the organisation. Patricia quietly gets on with her work without complaint and shows great loyalty to her colleagues. The company wouldn’t be the same without her, I really appreciate everything she does, Patricia deserves great recognition for her efforts. 

Nominated by Peter Shaddick.

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