Kyra Folkes

“When starting in a company, especially being young, it’s often assumed you need to ‘earn’ the right to work flexibly, as if it’s a privilege. This has certainly not been my experience at Sky. Job descriptions read ‘happy to talk flexible working’; the importance of a work/life balance is emphasised; and I am working with my manager to prioritise and minimise self-induced pressure.

‘Flexible working’ doesn’t always mean working part-time. I consider myself to work flexibly, choosing to work full time. It’s about a culture and a mind-set of an organisation rather than a one-fits-all policy.”