"Working in teams which are made up of men and women brings so much more to the experience. It’s much more enjoyable.”
Job title: IT Risk & Assurance Senior Manager, Financial Services (Bristol)
Time at EY: 4½ years
I am no stranger to EY, having joined the company straight out of university and staying for eight years. After a five-year break, 18 months of which was to become a full-time mum, I returned to EY in a more senior role. It is my belief that gender equality in the workplace should be a given, and it is my two young daughters’ future that’s my greatest motivation to achieve this.
Mollie on... feeling disadvantaged by her gender
“I have felt it. When I came back from maternity leave after having my first child things were a lot different then. Having spent a prolonged period outside of work, it was hard to come back and pick up where I left off. I almost went back a few paces in my career.”
Mollie on... not compromising her family life
“I just was not willing to do it - I’ve stuck to my guns a bit on that. I try to split my time so that I’m working hard, but also having enough time with the kids as well. The key was just, over time, proving myself and perhaps people’s attitudes have caught up a bit.”
Mollie on... why there should be equality in the workplace
“From a business perspective there are so many bright intelligent women, why would you not want them to work for you? And success breeds success so it’s got to be a business benefit. From my perspective working in teams which are made up of men and women brings so much more to the experience. It’s much more enjoyable.”
Mollie on... a study predicting it will be 117 years until gender equality is achieved
“Oh, my goodness. I think it’s awful. That actually horrifies me. I have two young girls as well so when I hear that I think about it from their perspective and, yes, that’s a long time.”
Mollie on... who should be fixing inequality
“Everybody. It’s my own personal responsibility to do that and to educate everyone that I come into contact with. I need to be a role model for not only women coming up through the workplace, but men as well.
Mollie was interviewed alongside Luke Parry for our Creating Equality Together video