James Lee
- 8 March 2023

International Women’s Day 2023

Glass roof inside a modern office building

We believe that what it takes to makes a great leader comes down to attitude, dedication, hard work and personality – gender has no part to play in the personal attributes desired from our people.

To celebrate International Women’s Day, we spoke to Carrie, Billing and Credit Control Manager, to see what it’s like to work at Crown Gas & Power.

What is your role here at Crown Gas & Power?

I am currently the Billing and Credit Control Manager here at Crown Gas & Power.

Since starting at Crown Gas & Power, almost 13 years ago, I have held several roles. Each role has moulded me for the position I have today, managing the Billing and Credit teams, equipping them with everything they need to be the best teams they can be.

It’s been great to see the business grow to what it is now and see the team ethics flourish, I can’t wait to see what the future holds.

Which women inspire you the most?

It’s hard to choose a singular woman, but I can easily say every single woman in the office inspires me – each time I come into work, I know I’m going to be surrounded by the most inspirational women, ones that push themselves to be the best they can be, whether that be at work, home, or both.

We all support each other, through the highs and the lows. The diversity we have throughout the office helps Crown Gas & Power to be all it is.

What is the most important piece of advice you have been given?

“Doubt is a killer. You just have to know who you are and what you stand for.” as Jennifer Lopez says.

I’m not one to lead my life by inspiration quotes, but I feel sometimes the best way to move forward is to keep it simple. If you have the basics of who you are and your beliefs, you can’t stray too far from the path you create for yourself.

What is your proudest career moment, so far?

I’ve had a lot of career highlights so far, each one of them has supported me to get to the stage I’m at today.

The standout highlight for me is moving from Credit Control Team Leader to becoming Manager, the company supported me through every progression and to now have my own teams working with me, who are willing to do what they need to make sure the job gets completed, I couldn’t be prouder.

The commitment and support of everyone in the business is commendable.

If we asked your team to describe you, what would they say.

I don’t know, you’d have to ask them….

‘Carrie is very supportive and approachable; she always gets to know her employees and will always acknowledge and recognise peoples good work, it really helps to know you’re fully supported daily, and nothing is ever too much for her’.

‘Carrie truly is the best mentor I could have, I’m sure I speak for all of the team when I say she is one of the most empowering people in the office, she has the ability to inspire all of us, even when you’re having a bad day’.

‘I’d say she’s truly inspirational, the amount of encouragement she gives is amazing, she is super organised and a fountain of knowledge when it comes to industry information. I’m so glad I’m part of her team’.

‘Having worked alongside Carrie for 9 years, she has shown me exactly what I needed to do to become the manager I am today, looking after our teams and watching them flourish is exactly what we both work so hard for, I’ll be forever grateful that Carrie was my role model, I wouldn’t be where I am today without her guidance, she is the Thelma to my Louise.’

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