Laurie joined Deloitte in 2016 and now splits their time between working as a Consultant and championing diversity and equality as a leader of Deloitte’s LGBT+ network, GLOBE.
How did you join Deloitte?
I joined Deloitte as an analyst in 2016 following two years in a medical technology start-up.
What are you responsible for in your role?
As a Consultant in Human Capital, I specialise in learning and talent across the public sector. One of the things I enjoy most about working at Deloitte is that your role varies depending on the type of project, meaning I keep learning, being challenged and most importantly, I never get bored.
What’s a typical day like for you?
There isn’t really a typical day. Right now, I alternate between my client’s office and the Deloitte office, with a good mix of team meetings, client workshops and desk time! Alongside my project work, I am one of the leads for Deloitte’s LGBT+ network, GLOBE, and deputy chair of Wave, a cross-firm LGBT+ network that Deloitte is involved in creating. My typical day usually involves working on one or both of these. I also try to squeeze in at least one or two games of table tennis per week.
What is your most memorable moment on the job so far?
Cycling 980 miles from Land’s End to John O’Groats as part of Deloitte’s Ride Across Britain was a real high. Nine days riding over 100 miles a day with beautiful scenery – one of the hardest but most rewarding things I’ve ever done in my life. I’m also pretty proud of getting a Pride flag flying from one of the Deloitte buildings, for the first time ever last year!
What’s the best part of your job and in what ways is your team innovative?
The best part of my job is the opportunity to do meaningful and challenging work with a diverse mix of people, who each bring their own skills, experience and ideas to the table.
Why would you recommend Deloitte to someone?
The people. After two and half years, I still continually meet fantastic people who I want to work with, who I can learn from and who support and motivate me.
How are you supported to work flexibly?
As long as you get the job done to a high standard, flexible working is definitely supported and encouraged. I work from home when I can, but it can be slightly distracting when my cat (Elvis) decides my laptop is a good place for him to sit.
What do you like to do in your spare time?
My GLOBE network role is to lead the activities which take place within the network, from engaging an intersectional mix of members, to co-ordinating Deloitte’s involvement in Pride in London this year.
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