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100 for 100 series: Paloma Puche

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100 for 100 series: Paloma Puche

2018 is a milestone year as it marks 100 years since women in the UK were given the right to vote as part of the Representation of the People’s Act.

At Wates we want to use this historic anniversary as a catalyst for promoting equality of opportunity for women across our industry. Throughout 2018 we are running a campaign called #100for100, where we will feature 100 women from across the business at all levels – providing a window into the daily working lives of our female colleagues and a platform for their views.

Our latest entrant is below, plus you can see all current featured employees here.

Paloma Puche

Introduce yourself for us

Paloma Puche, Business Quality Manager, Wates Smartspace

How long have you been in your current role?

For about two months, though I joined Wates three years ago

What brought you to Wates?

The diversity of the Group which offers many opportunities to grow professionally

What advice would you give to women entering the industry?

Believe in yourself and be resilient. Construction is one of the most exciting industries to work for

Who are your role models?

Every working woman with family responsibilities is a superhero for me. They have to cope with a lot of pressure as there is still a long way to achieve complete gender equality

Tell us something unusual about you

I play on a Samba band. Rehearsals are great to switch off and gigs are a lot of fun!

What changes would you like to see in 100 years time?

Many things but one of them a change of mindset in society to accept diversity as an enriching factor and realising that we all actually have more things in common than differences