Meet Margaret, Senior Consultant/National Research Manager, Beilby Downing Teal Brisbane

IWD 2020 - Meet Margaret, Senior Consultant/National Research Manager 1

As a Senior Consultant, no two days are the same; mostly, I am either meeting with clients, reviewing lists with my researcher or interviewing candidates. I also assist with the development and implementation of search strategies for our national business.

I am heavily involved in industry and diversity networks such as NAWIC (National Association of Women in Construction), IWiM (International Women in Mining) & IWIMRA (Indigenous Women in Mining & Resources Australia). Part of my week involves attending meetings for these volunteer positions as well as other sector networking events.

I’m very fortunate to be in a position where I am supported by the BDT team, which allows me to be involved in NAWIC, IWiM and IWIMRA.

Highlights: Success in sourcing a superior candidate that makes a difference to my clients business. I really enjoy developing long term valued relationships with both my clients & candidates, mostly from the resources & construction sectors.

Challenges: Those ‘needle in the haystack’ roles that make me think outside of the box.
Challenging the senior executives to meet with women who may not have all of the ‘technical’ experience required for a senior leadership role but who have a wealth of strategic management experience.

Any advice for those looking to follow in your footsteps:

Never be happy just doing your job! Always look for new and exciting projects and put your hand up when the boss is asking for some assistance.

What Margaret’s team say about her.
Margaret is an amazing diversity champion. She is definitely the face of diversity in Brisbane and is very well networked within our industry!
She goes out of her way to support diversity and inclusion initiatives and has achieved great success for our clients due to her commitment to the programmes and diversity in general.

She is the Global Membership Manager for IWiM; the Collaboration Manager for IWiM & IWIMRA and the Strategic Events Chair NAWIC QLD. She spends a lot of her spare time involved in these committees including regular meetings, hosting conferences and events and always goes above and beyond to make sure they are successful.
Margaret is extremely passionate about diversity and presents on this topic at client meetings.

A fabulous role model and someone we aspire to be like.

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