At an early age, sport had played an important role in her life so the sports industry felt a natural route to explore as a career, leading her to follow a path into physical education.
Despite her vital role, The Baroness starts her mornings pretty much like the rest of us, an early morning walk with her dogs, breakfast then emails, this sets her up for a busy day in the office.
So how does the Baroness feel about barriers and limitations in the workplace?
Her current role as a Women’s FA Director is counted as one of her life’s proudest moments, but the journey to getting that role wasn’t without its challenges, one of her key motivators is being able to make a difference while helping people grow and develop. “I hope I can help other women realise that anything is possible”.
In regards to getting into her current role, she states that commitment, hard work, and a passion for what you do are all influencing factors in what it means to succeed within any industry.
“To continue being an inspiring leader, you have to get to know and care for the people you are hoping to lead, not as workers but as people, this is where communication becomes such an important factor as it’s important that everyone involved feels like a part of a bigger mission.”
The Baroness is inspired by young people herself and her advice to women is to be authentic, never stop learning and always surround yourself with good people who compliment your strengths!