The Aviva Accelerating Leadership programme helped Zoe develop a global support network, and inspired her to seek out new challenges in her career.
The network that I’ve made...has been amazing and the support that I’ve had from my mentor has been exceptional.
Inspired by the women she met through the Accelerating Leadership programme, and with the support of her mentor, Zoe Austin leveraged her network to find her next opportunity. She explains how she sought out a new role at Aviva Investors after 15 years in one part of the business.
Zoe’s career at Aviva began straight after graduating in 2002. Working within the busy commercial finance team, she was continuously learning new things. This constant development kept Zoe’s role fresh and exciting.
In 2017, Zoe took part in the Accelerating Leadership programme, travelling to Poland and meeting inspiring women at Aviva. Through this course, Zoe gained a mentor and a global network of women across the business.
Motivated to seek out a broader role, Zoe reached out to her colleagues when she was ready to make a change. By putting herself out there, Zoe took ownership of her career progression. And to her that was the most rewarding part.