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International women’s day with Emily Gestetner

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Haley McPherson

This week we are celebrating International Women’s Day by championing our very own, inspirational female leaders.

We catch up with Emily Gestetner, Enra’s Group Chief Financial Officer to get a glimpse into what motivates her, challenges Emily faced in her career and charities she is passionate about.

  • Who inspires you to live your best life?

    My parents always encouraged me to do my best – plenty of sibling competition but also good fun family time

  • If there was one charity you could donate to, which would you choose?

    Multiple Sclerosis. My mother died from it. It is an illness where a person steadily deteriorates to the point that they cannot control their muscles. It can be both dehabilitating and humiliating and has limited government funding

  • What keeps you up at night?

    Not a lot! generally I sleep well unless I am ill or one of my children is ill

  • On hard days, what motivates you to get up and start your day?

    If I don’t get up my dog will start barking and ask for a walk. Almost always a bit of exercise refreshes the mind. One of the reasons you might spot me jogging at lunch.

  • What was the biggest challenge you faced in your career?

    Coming back to work after two children in very quick succession. I had to learn to put boundaries between work and home and be clear about what I would and wouldn’t do. Same challenge still exists today and any time a change a job I am clear that i need flexibility for family but that I work hard and catch up at strange times of the night if need be.

For more information about International Women’s Day visit https://www.internationalwomensday.com/

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