Breaking the Glass Ceiling
Diane Charlesworth, Director at Pinefield Glass, has been with the organisation since she was 17 years old and has since, pushed through the ‘glass ceiling’ by making her way to the top.
At a young age, Diane always knew that university wasn’t for her. She always wanted to pursue a career in an admin office as a result of enjoying Admin/ICT subjects in school - she recognised it was the perfect career for her. Diane’s work experience at school was at a Hairdressers and it was something else she was quite passionate about at the time.
So, after completing secondary school at Speyside High School, a friend of Diane’s mentioned that there was an Admin Assistant position available at her place of work. As she was passionate about Administration, Diane applied and after performing well in her interview Diane was offered the job.
After being in the Admin Assistant role for 5/6 years, Diane was promoted to Admin Supervisor with more responsibility and then later promoted to Admin Manager.
In October 2018, Diane received her most recent promotion to become one of the company’s Directors.
Pinefield Glass always promote within and there are always opportunities for others to work their way up within the company. The local company prides itself on handing opportunities to those within it. Diane advised,
“If there is something you are interested in doing or pursing for a career then do not be afraid to pursue it. Do what makes you happy and then you are more likely to succeed and stick with it."