Women in maritime
What did you want to become when you were a kid?
I wanted to do many different things, but never saw myself as someone who worked in an office. One dream was to own a B&B in a small town and work with guests, food and services by myself.
Why did you choose to work within shipping?
I can see many reasons to work in shipping but I never chose it; I was guided by interesting work related to finance and systems. Of course, it helped to get to work at a company that many people know and associate with something positive. And it is always near the water.
What is your best work-related memory?
I have a lot of good memories during my 6 years at Stena Line Finance, but one of them is when I visited our Finance office in Holyhead and then traveled on one of our ferres, to the Freight office in Belfast. It is always interesting to both travel on our ferries and meet colleagues outside our Head Office.
Who has been your role model?
I never had one special person as a role model, but I have been inspired by a lot of people who I met through my involvement in floorball. Floorball is a young sport where there are many women who struggle to make the sport as equal and inclusive as it can be. I think sports and business can learn a lot from each other. I am also inspired by many young girls who dare to speak out more and more.