International Women’s Day 2024 – Tegen Hardie

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 Tegan’s thoughts below!

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

To highlight the importance of Gender Equality and to celebrate the achievements of women

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

Co-Post Completions Team Manager, 7 years

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

I started working within Postroom in early 2017 and moved over to post completions in Summer 2017 as a junior assistant, I became a Senior Post Completions Assistant in 2018 and was promoted to Team Leader in 2022. In October 2022, I became Team Manager along with Beth.

Do you have any success stories from working at PLS?

Yes, I started my career within PLS with no knowledge of conveyancing and have worked my way up to becoming a team manager and a member of the SLT team.

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

In my personal life, my proudest achievement is my daughter Bonnie and raising a sassy independent lady! In my work life, I am proud to be running an incredible team and of all the positive changes we have made within our department over the last year and how far we have come as a department within such a short space of time.

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

Work smarter, not harder

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

Make sure your voice is heard, always believe in yourself and don’t be afraid to ask for help if you need it.