International Women’s Day 2024 – Rebecca Fulton

This year for International Women’s Day we have spoken with some of our team members on their thoughts and how they plan to #InspireInclusion.

The aim of the IWD 2024 #InspireInclusion campaign theme is to inspire others to understand and value women’s inclusion, to forge a better world.

When women themselves are inspired to be included, there’s a sense of belonging, relevance, and empowerment. Collectively, we want to forge a more inclusive world for women.

Find out Rebecca’s thoughts below!

Why do you think it is important to celebrate International Women’s Day?

Because women are amazing and we make an invaluable contribution to society. Also because I want my daughter Flo to be a strong, independent and proud female and know that as a female she should be afforded all of the same opportunities as her male peers.

What is your role at PLS Solicitors and how long have you worked here?

I am a solicitor in the Risk, Compliance and Training Team. I also a Director at PLS. I have worked at PLS for 8 years.

Have you always had the same role? If you have had multiple roles, please explain further.

I started my career as a fee earner in a high street firm. I also have experience working in volume conveyancing and in a city centre firm. I worked my way up to be a team leader and I joined PLS as a manager of one of our newbuild teams. I then moved to joined the RCT Team when it was set up.

Do you have any success stories from working at PLS?

I am very proud to be one of the two female Directors at PLS. I think it’s really important to have female representation at this level. I love being one of the original members of the RCT Team and I am proud of how the team has grown and evolved since its creation.

What is your proudest achievement in your work or home life?

I am very proud to be the first person in my family to go to university and I am very proud of qualifying as a Solicitor after so many years of study and training.I am also incredibly proud of the weekly voluntary work I do with the mental heath charity, Manchester Mind. Getting to the end of the Manchester Marathon was also a big achievement for me.

What is the best piece of advice you have been given?

You can’t look after others if you don’t look after yourself first.

What is the most important message you want to send out to other women thinking about their careers?

Work hard, but keep the balance – make sure you play hard too.