International Women’s Day – A Chat With Andreia

March 8, 2024

Tell us a bit about who you are, your role, your background and how you help clients or support the team at B&B…


My name is Andreia, and I serve as the Quality Manager and Executive Assistant at B&B. Originally from Romania, I pursued my higher education in the UK, completing both an LLM (Master of Laws) and an LPC (Legal Practice Course).


In my role at B&B, I play a pivotal role in supporting the Managing Director and the executive team. One of my primary responsibilities is to ensure smooth communication and collaboration between the board, senior management, and shareholders. This involves coordinating meetings, managing schedules, and facilitating the flow of information to ensure that key decisions are made efficiently and effectively.


As the Quality Manager, I am also responsible for ensuring that the company adheres to the highest standards of quality in all aspects of our operations. This includes implementing quality management systems, conducting audits, and identifying areas for improvement to enhance overall performance and client satisfaction.


What inspired you to embark on this career?


What inspired me to embark on this career is my deep-seated passion for the law and unwavering commitment to upholding principles of justice and integrity. Since a young age, I’ve been fascinated by the intricacies of the legal system and the power it holds in shaping a fair and equitable society.


In my current role, I am fortunate to be able to align my passion with my profession. Every day presents new challenges and opportunities to apply my knowledge and expertise to advocate for what is right and just.


Moreover, being part of a profession that demands the highest ethical standards resonates deeply with my personal values. I believe in the importance of adhering to principles of integrity and honesty, and my career allows me to live out these values on a daily basis.


How does Bonham & Brook support women in the workplace?


Overall, B&B’s commitment to supporting women in the workplace goes beyond a single event or gesture. It is ingrained in our company culture and reflected in the various policies, programs, and initiatives the company has in place to foster gender equality and empower women to thrive in their careers.


Who is your biggest female inspiration?


Michelle Obama.

I think she is a powerful role model for women and girls, showing them that they can achieve their dreams through hard work, perseverance, and determination.


Have you encountered any barriers being a women in this industry? If so, how have you overcome them?


As a woman in this industry, I’ve definitely encountered some challenges along the way, although I wouldn’t say there are too many explicit barriers. Sometimes, it’s more about navigating the subtleties – the unwritten rules or the underlying biases.


How do you help influence and mentor your fellow female colleagues?


I strive to be a role model by demonstrating professionalism, confidence, and resilience in my own work. Overall, my approach to influencing and mentoring is rooted in empathy, support, and a commitment to fostering their professional growth and success.


What is some advice you would go back in time to tell your younger self?


If I could go back in time, I would tell myself to trust the process and to understand that success takes time and perseverance. To be patient with myself and trust in the process, knowing that every step forward, no matter how small, brings me closer to my goals.


Do you think it is still important that we recognise International Women’s Day in 2024?




This year’s theme is #InspireInclusion – what does inclusion mean to you?


For me, inclusion is recognising and embracing the diversity of backgrounds, perspectives, and experiences that each person brings to the table.


Favourite Women in Business: Oprah Winfrey

Favourite Female singer/artist:  Lara Fabian

Favourite Female actress: Audrey Hepburn

Share This: