LAUNCHING: AMY JOSLIN
Time at the company:
THE BIG QUESTIONS
WHAT IS YOUR PROFESSIONAL TITLE?
WHAT DO YOU DO ON A DAY-TO-DAY BASIS?
It very much varies day to day... but predominantly it involves being the main contact for the fund’s investors, client relationship management, marketing and PR, fund reporting and managing the website.
WHAT DID YOU WANT TO DO WHEN YOU WERE A CHILD?
A pop star obviously...
WHAT ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS DO YOU HAVE?
9 GCSEs, 3 A Levels, BA Hons Geography, Financial Markets (MA module), Investment Operations Certificate (IOC).
WHAT’S THE BEST CAREER ADVICE YOU’VE EVER BEEN GIVEN?
Don’t just be a “yes” woman. Prove you are a valuable contributor rather than just part of the furniture.
WHO IS YOUR ROLE MODEL AND WHY?
I don’t really have one role model, but lots of people that I both know and don’t know that inspire me.
WHAT IS THE BEST THING ABOUT YOUR CURRENT WORKING ENVIRONMENT?
The people and location.
WHAT WOULD YOU CHANGE ABOUT YOUR DAILY WORK ROUTINE IF YOU COULD?
No commuting... I despise it.
WHERE DO YOU SEE YOURSELF PROFESSIONALLY IN FIVE YEARS’ TIME?
I think this is a very hard question to answer because you never know, but I would like more responsibility and to be doing something that I love.
DO YOU FEEL YOU CAN BE THE SAME PERSON AT WORK AND IN PRIVATE?
My team at work recently completed Personal Profile Analysis and the results from that said I was different in work compared to out of work, however once under pressure that wasn’t the case.
WHERE AND IN WHAT ROLES ARE WOMEN IN THE LEADERSHIP STRUCTURE AT YOUR COMPANY?
Very varied, however the number of women that work at my company has definitely increased since I joined.
DOES DIVERSITY MATTER TO YOU?
Yes, very much so.
HOW GOOD IS YOUR WORK LIFE BALANCE?
Very good, I think it is important to maintain a good balance.
WHAT QUALITIES DOES BEING IN YOUR ROLE NECESSITATE?
My role requires to me to be creative, knowledgeable, personable, assertive, with very good attention to detail.
ANY FINAL COMMENTS?
Can’t wait to see this website grow and take off!