Women in Wills hosted the first episode of the 2024 Interview Series on Thursday the 23rd of May, sponsored by Arken.legal.

Watch the interview HERE.

Pippa Shepard, head of Customer Engagement at Arken.legal, interviewed Paige Gouldthorpe, Court of Protection Specialist, Fosters Solicitors on Feminism in the Workplace.

“It doesn’t matter where you are in your career….we are very hard on ourselves, it is time to acknowledge and embrace the imposter syndrome but know and be confident enough to battle it and speak out about it.”

When discussing self confidence, Pippa and Paige agreed that it shouldn’t matter what you look like, what’s important is how you do your job. The more women collaborate together the faster women will feel more confident to break the mould and be successful themselves.

“Embrace the pink!”

When discussing what’s next, the focus was on changing the responsibilities around having children and working. Combating people’s expectations for women getting married and having children. Businesses making it achievable to be a working woman, maternity wage and reducing the concern of whether the role will still be there when they back.

Thank you Paige and Pippa for discussing this important topic with the group. The next interview series will take place on Wednesday 4th September.