"You can actually aid in determining positive change for your future by simply changing your attitude."
What does International Women’s Day mean to you?
International Women's Day is a day of celebration to recognise, honour and celebrate the important and impressive achievements of women globally. IWD means a lot to me, as my family raised me with strong values that will always be with me such as: justice, equality, respect and collaboration.
What do you think International Women’s Day should mean for Concilium Search?
I believe it is important to pause and think about IWD because although the Equal Rights movement achieved a lot, there is still room for improvement. I'm glad Concilium takes time to discuss this subject as it means we recognise the need for equal rights and opportunities for women in the workplace.
What inspires you each day?
Success and access to equal opportunities motivate me to do a good job. Knowing that my hard work and perseverance will be rewarded and will result in professional success inspires me to keep going and do a better job every day as an example for other women working in this field.
During your time at Concilium, what’s an accomplishment you are proud of?
I have been with Concilium for 9 months now and it has been a great journey. Here, I can better myself every day and push hard to achieve my dreams. There are many things I am proud of but probably the best moment was being recognised at the AGM awards by my peers as "Consultant's Associate". It was awesome to know that my efforts have been recognised not only by my supervisors but my peers as well.
How do you think the women at Concilium empower each other?
Here at Concilium there is a great support system in place across all the offices and I love seeing genuine happiness for others' success. Concilium promotes equality and empowers women to achieve their maximum potential; I appreciate the fact that I have room to grow within the company alongside my fellow female colleagues who provide me with support to develop every day.
Reflections from your manager – Dan Jeffery
Yana has quickly become an integral member of our US team - mainly because of the tenacity she shows when delivering to projects and adding value to our clients, but also in part due to her incredible desire to continually improve her skills and experience. Whether bringing in new companies for us to partner with, or delivering to existing clients, Yana consistently shows high levels of performance and a clear understanding of the opportunity available to hard-working, smart individuals at Concilium.
Yana has a clear vision of where she aims to be in the coming years, and whilst it is a great privilege to work alongside the fantastic women in the Concilium team globally, I am especially excited to see how her career develops within our US organization. With her dedication and application, I’m confident that she will have a huge impact on the companies we partner with, both now and in the future.