Today we feature the Finalists in the Woman Who…Networks Category.
Meet Finalist Rachel Wade of Opt HR
Rachel Wade, Owner and Director of Opt HR is not like other HR personnel – just ask some of the people she’s worked with.
It’s more than just experience, of which she has almost 20 years in a wide range of different industries, including energy, professional services, construction and property, water technology and vehicle exchange. And it’s more than mere expertise – Rachel is a Chartered Fellow of the CIPD, has skills ranging from technical know-how to strategic programme leadership.
I have thrown myself into networking. I felt that I had to do this as this new ‘business owner world’ I was now in was alien to me. I didn’t know anyone who had their own business, so I was networking breakfast, lunch and dinner. And I soon established the groups and events that I felt would work for me. Surprisingly, I quite enjoyed it and a lot more than I thought I would. I’ve met some really interesting people, people that have inspired me and I got a sense of reassurance that leaving the what is a assumed a stable world of a paid job into self-employed, was the best thing I did and I’ve never looked back.
“I’m thrilled to have been recognised as a finalist in the Woman Who…Networks category, it’s a great honour to be selected for my efforts and commitment to my networking activities to build my business. I’m very proud to be up against some pretty seasoned networkers and business women. May the best woman win and congratulations to us all for getting this far. I’m looking forward to the celebrations at the awards lunch and recognising all the amazing inspiring woman for their success.”(Rachel Wade)
Congratulations Rachel on being a Finalist in the Woman Who…Networks Category.
Support Rachel and our other Finalists at the Awards Lunch which takes place on Friday 5th May at Coombe Abbey Hotel. (Ticket sales have now closed. If you wish to attend the event please Contact Us.)
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