To celebrate International Women's Day this week, three of our people share how together we're helping to foster a gender equal workplace.
Today, Rejonté Rivers in Cayman talks about her career aspirations and how Mourant is enabling her to achieve her full potential.
12 March 2020
Equal opportunities to excel
My career with Mourant started back in January 2015, when I joined the governance services team as a Corporate Administrator. Now, five years on, I'm an Articled Clerk working in the corporate practice area and excited by what the future holds in pursuing my legal career.
The success of my journey to date is thanks to the opportunity Mourant has given me to grow, develop and excel and the additional support they've offered me during my professional studies. It's certainly been a challenging and eventful few years, juggling both studies and work, but I always feel supported by the Mourant team.
In Mourant Governance Services, I progressed to Senior Corporate Administrator and then Client Services Manager while completing the Graduate Diploma in Law at BPP University. I then continued my studies and successfully finished the Professional Practice Course at the Truman Bodden Law School in July 2019. During this time, the firm allowed me to have a flexible working schedule in order to attend classes for which I was very grateful.
While completing the Professional Practice Course, I expressed a desire to gain some legal experience and in October 2018, I transferred to the law firm as a Paralegal gaining invaluable knowledge. I'm now seven months into my Articles of Clerkship and thanks to Mourant, I feel empowered to achieve my goals, no matter the obstacles. I'm fortunate to work in a supportive environment where you're encouraged to reach your goals and people are willing to nurture you to be the best you can be.
What I've learnt over the years and experienced at Mourant, is when people feel valued and appreciated, regardless of their gender, they are more likely to be inspired to do their best and motivated to learn and grow. By offering equal opportunities in professional development, businesses will benefit from a diversity of ideas and perspectives and, in turn, be more successful.