International Women’s Day - Lizzy Lloyd - A Change in Work Culture
Thursday, 05 March 2020
MHA Larking Gowen Partner, Lizzy Lloyd, heads the medical accountancy team in the south of the region, and has overall responsibility for the firm’s IT strategy. After qualifying, she ran a specialist medical accountancy firm, bringing it to MHA Larking Gowen when her business partner retired.
For Lizzy, technology is fuelling a change in work culture. “Technology lets you work from home if your child is unwell,” she says. “Video conferencing adds flexibility.”
Lizzy describes herself as determined, and says her career has not been limited by her gender, unlike her grandmother, who had to give up teaching on marrying.
“I’ve noticed women don’t generally self promote, and may put themselves under pressure to work harder to get noticed, especially if part time. Mentoring team members to break through perceived barriers is a rewarding part of my work,” Lizzy adds.
“Much has changed for women,” concludes Lizzy. “My personnel file as a trainee noted I had worn trousers to interview! That wouldn’t happen now, and my daughter doesn’t see any gender barriers. For many, feminism has ‘happened’, but I think we still have some way to go. The House of Commons is still male dominated, isn’t it?”