Posted on 8.3.17
Danielle Ayres has been featured in Manchester Confidential’s inaugural feature for ‘Successful Manchester-made Businesswomen’ in celebration of International Women’s Day, written by Tori Attwood.
In the feature, Danielle answers question on her career journey to date, as well as the biggest challenges she has faced and her personal tips for success.
A short preview of the feature:
As the youngest Senior Associate of Gorvins Solicitors in recent history and a regular commentator for the BBC and ITV’s This Morning, Danielle Ayres is well-respected in matters of employment law.
But despite her strong academic background and experience, it was the biggest challenge to her career that made her.
“Before falling pregnant with my first child I was determined to be successful at work (I had a five-year plan to make it to Partner level). However, after coming back from maternity leave I found myself on the back-foot. My peers had naturally ‘taken over’ me, in terms of salary, progression and experience and I found that hard.”
However, Danielle spotted an opportunity.
“When I was on maternity leave, I constantly overheard discussions at baby groups about how women were being underpaid, passed over for promotion, or experiencing other problems with their employers.”…..