International Women’s Day at CCi

What IWD means to some of our female colleagues.

International Women’s Day is a time when we take a moment to amplify and reinforce our commitment to helping to build a more inclusive world. Additionally, it affords the opportunity to celebrate and applaud the work and achievements of women at CCi.

Below is a snapshot of some of the CCi team who share their thoughts on what IWD means to them.

Amanda Hubbarde
Associate Director | UK

‘I have seen many changes in the Insurance market over the last 32 years, the most positive being the number of women now working in the industry and the progression those women have made. There is still a long way to go but today is a great day to celebrate those achievements.’

Blanca Abellán
Associate Director | UK, Europe & Latin America

"Today is an opportunity to acknowledge the achievements of so many women who help to achieve a better gender equality and empower other women. It is a day to celebrate the important role of women in my life who encourage, inspire me and support me. Today is also an opportunity to raise awareness of the challenges and discrimination that so many women face every day around the world. We have a long way to go and I am determined to contribute to the change."

Trudie Moeller
Regional Director | Asia Pacific

"My first mentor said to me playfully and exasperated in equal measure “You know what your problem is? Confidence.” And it’s stuck with me. Fast forward 20 years and I was recently told “You need to back yourself more.” Perhaps I might achieve confidence in its traditional meaning one day, but what I am sure I have is grit and courage. It’s quiet, but it’s there, and as Dr Seuss says “Courage doesn’t always roar”. The #choosetochallenge campaign for me is about courage. It doesn’t necessarily matter how loud you say or do it, it matters that we are all able to say or do it, because some people do not have a choice".

Jacky Green
Project Monitoring Manager | UK

“As a proud working Mum, today provides the perfect opportunity and platform to stop for a moment and applaud the remarkable, caring, bold and inspiring women who, over the years, took the time to make me feel valued, supported and empowered; both inside and outside of the workplace. I hope that if we continue to support and encourage all women, future generations will be able to maximise and fulfil their potential - whatever journey they embark on!”

Aime Harrison
Managing Director Technical Services | UK

“International Women’s Day is an occasion to reflect on the advancement of gender equality over the past year. I believe everyone thrives in environments that cultivate diverse perspectives. We can all shape our professional community to be inclusive for women.”

Lorraine Lancaster
Office Administrator | UK

“I know many inspirational strong women and have learnt to never judge others unless you have walked in their shoes.  We are strongest when we are supportive and appreciative of each other, solution focused and do not doubt ourselves. ”

Kirsty Nation
Company Accountant | UK

“This is a day where I can reflect how proud I am to be a woman and recognize the progress I’ve made in my career and personal life.”
To Strong Women.
May we know them.
May we be them.
May we raise them.”

Lily Lewis
Consultant | Middle East

“Today is a day to reflect on the challenges women face and celebrate everything women as a gender have achieved. Being part of a team that supports and empowers women has been refreshing. I am grateful to have a diverse leadership team, and I am excited to develop my career with the help of these powerful women! “

Sandra Edwards
Office Administrator | UK

“So happy to celebrate the wonderful women in my life who have supported, guided, and empowered me in my career and personal life, to enable me to be the best version of myself.  

Cultures and backgrounds are no barrier to these amazing women and for this I salute them all. “

Chantel Russell
Associate Director | UK

“Taking a moment to recognise all achievements of women across all sectors and highlight some of the great work being done by women across the world. Proud of the support the industry is giving women in the STEM sector and proud to be a part of this.”

Jen Poon
Senior Quantity Surveyor | Asia Pacific

“I once wished to be a civil engineer and my ex superior brought me into the field of construction disputes. It’s a whole new experience which gives me an opportunity to move into the expert world. Each dispute comes with different challenges and it’s an wide eye opening experience for me. Now here I am, specialising in a quantum disputes. I should say that I am still progressing and learning to be better. Zhangzi’s quote: “Your life has a limit, but knowledge has none.“

Louise Gowar
Assistant Accountant | UK

"I am very grateful to be part of such a great team that supports and empowers women. Every women’s success should be an inspiration to another. We’re strongest when we cheer each other on."

Maggie Sellwood
Associate Director | UK

“Delighted to celebrate and acknowledge the many wonderful women who have inspired, encouraged and supported me throughout my career. Mentoring and working alongside other women from a wide range of backgrounds and cultures has been highly rewarding, long may it continue”

Liz de Bruijn-Willis
Executive Assistant | UK

“I feel very fortunate to have met, worked with, formed friendships and engaged with many dynamic, diverse and strong women from different cultures, nationalities and background. I believe that Empowered Women Empower Women.”

Sue Knowles
Finance Controller | UK

Happy International Women’s day to all women – “When women support each other, incredible things happen.”