Susie Harris, King

Taylor Root is proud to be supporting International Women's Day 2018. We have interviewed a selection of our female clients asking them how they are pressing forward for women's gender parity #pressforprogress

Taylor Root interviewed, Susie Harris

Susie Harris

Past Progress

What action or decision are you most proud of making in your lifetime?
Deciding to have shared parental leave with my husband: I took six months, he took five. There were quite a few raised eyebrows (as there always are, no matter what your decision) but I have since encouraged other men and women to really consider it. We had a fabulous cross over month in Canada, exploring the national parks, where we got to take some valuable time as a family. I then felt ready to come back to work and had the luxury of knowing that my little one was at home with his Dad rather than having the added stress of him starting a new routine at nursery. It made the back to work transition much easier for me and it helped to set the balance and understanding for the months and years ahead.

Present Progress

How do you motivate yourself and stay motivated?
I have to be working at a company I believe in and to be working alongside people I respect. At the point I stop learning, that’s when my motivation wanes.

Future Progress

What would you say the top 3 skills are needed in order to be successful in your industry?
Curiosity, creativity and perseverance