Gemma has been working within the built environment as a comms professional since 2008. She’s a big advocate for equality, inclusivity, and for striking that all important work/life balance as best we can. She welcomed her daughter in February 2020 and knew she wanted to continue her career as well as have a family – because she loves it, but also to break down barriers and set an example for her daughter that women can have both! SD has given Gem the flexibility she needs to raise her strong, clever and hilarious little girl while continuing down the career path she enjoys immensely.
Pre-kids you’d often find Gem on her bike, particularly at weekends and normally racing her husband along the Thames cycle path. In 2018 she cycled 317 miles from Copenhagen to Berlin, with 40 females from within the industry, to raise money (a whopping £55k!) for a children’s charity. The Thames cycle path certainly didn’t prepare her for that adventure, but she did it – what a challenge that was!