Meet Jolanta Touzard, Director - Infrastructure Equity at Aviva Investors

Supported by a mentor during her maternity leave, Jolanta returned to work with renewed energy. This she channelled into her daily work and career progression.

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Put yourself out there so other people know the good job that you’re doing.

Jolanta Touzard shares her story, moving from Assistant Fund Manager to Director - Infrastructure Equity. Talking about the pivotal moments that have shaped her career, Jolanta also offers advice on how to build your own career at Aviva Investors.

Joining an infrastructure equity fund five years ago was a stepping stone in Jolanta’s career. Being surrounded by a growing team with a shared passion for renewable energy was a rewarding and fulfilling experience.

After becoming a mother, Jolanta found new energy to lead and create opportunities upon returning to work. The support she received from a mentor before, during and after maternity leave also gave Jolanta courage and reassurance that she could advance her career alongside having a family.

Moving into a director role was a natural progression for Jolanta. However, by initiating conversations, being visible and acting on feedback, she took charge of her career journey to ensure she reached that next step.