International Women’s Day – Geraldine Flaherty

"International Women’s Day empowers women and is a great opportunity to acknowledge and celebrate women who have progressed and excelled in their field".

Geraldine Flaherty | Trainee Solicitor

Everyday Finance is committed to being an equal opportunities employer. As March 8th is International Women’s Day, we’ve been celebrating the achievements and contributions of all of our female employees. Below, Geraldine Flaherty, Trainee Solicitor shares her thoughts on her career at Everyday and what International Women’s Day means to her.

I work in the Legal Department in Everyday as a Trainee Solicitor. I joined the company as a Collections Agent and from there progressed to the role of Assistant Collections Manager. Having studied law at university, my ambition always was to pursue a career as a solicitor. In 2018, I was given the opportunity to do my traineeship in the Galway office and I am due to qualify later this year.

My role is very varied and involves advising the company on various legal matters relating to the business as well as managing and implementing a legal recovery strategy within the business. The role allows me to interact with various different teams and departments within the business. I am constantly challenged and I enjoy the variety this brings which allows me to gain experience in different areas of law.

Working for Everyday has given me the opportunity to progress in my chosen career and the company has supported me in my studies towards qualification. The team in the Galway office are very close knit and we all get along really well, this team spirit is something the company works to encourage.

International Women’s Day empowers women and is a great opportunity to acknowledge and celebrate women who have progressed and excelled in their field. I think it is important to teach young women to strive to achieve their goals and ambitions in life.

 “The question isn’t who is going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me” Ayn Rand