Why did you join the City Of Change campaign?
What do you think young people may contribute to your company?
We are looking for a fresh outlook and insight on our planning, delivery and impact at events… We think young people will at times engage with and experience this world differently to how we have before, and want to create a path for that passion and insight to be shared and heard. As citizens of this world, we want them to share their knowledge and desire of a sustainable world now and for the future by observing and being part of the impact we are trying to make.
What do you hope younger people may contribute to your company?
Insight, experience, a voice that isn’t well represented in our organisation but one we want to hear from. We often fall into patterns of how we do what we do and so we hope glimpses of new ideas or ways of working will be offered.
What do you think companies may be missing by having a lack of younger voices/influence in the company?
Diversity of thought, a critical criteria for success, in organisations can only come from a diverse range of voices, experiences, outlooks and insights. Younger individuals are citizens of our world, living and breathing it every day, and they are the future, so organisations should create opportunities and pay attention to what they have to offer. We are just at the start of our journey really grasping this and what it means for us, and how we can create more opportunities such as apprenticeships or work placements, but with Babbasa’s support we hope to make great steps forward.
What advice do you wish someone had given you at the start of your career?