Power part-timers - part 3

Three more amazing flexible workers from the 2014 Power Part Time 50, proving that part-time doesn't mean part-commitment.

by Andrew Saunders
Last Updated: 12 Aug 2015

Diageo, Google, IBM. Not a bad trio of employers, and more evidence that if such forward looking companies understand that part time hours are entirely compatible with full-time commitment, so should everyone.

Are you a power part-timer? Do you know one? nominate for the Timewise 2015 Power Part Time 50 here

Julie Bramham, marketing director, Smirnoff & Captain Morgan, Diageo

Works 4 days a week

Marketing maestro Bramham joined Diageo in 1999 and has worked four days a week since her first maternity leave in 2010. She has been promoted twice since, and her current role is one of the most senior marketing positions in Western Europe. She oversees Smirnoff and Captain Morgan, two of the biggest brands in Diageo’s European portfolio which  generate over £2bn in retail sales in the region.  Responsible for brand strategy, advertising and promotional direction, she leads a team of 15 marketeers and nine agencies. Bramham attributes her success to having a clear vision and strategy and setting out  clear parameters for her team, so that everyone understands their individual contributions.

Eileen Mannion, senior director, marketing & insights, Google EMEA

Works 4 days a week

Mannion joined Google full time in 2004 and has led major global research studies, such as Google’s well-known Consumer Barometer and Our Mobile Planet. She was also responsible for the launch of Gmail in EMEA. She began working four days a week after her first daughter was born (she now has three children, aged three, five and seven) and has since been promoted to director then senior director, each time with significantly broader responsibilities. Her remit at Google covers leadership of market research, events and large customer marketing across the EMEA region, and management responsibility for teams in 20 different countries. Eileen credits her success at flexible working to having a strong team and a supportive culture at Google. She also coaches colleagues on leadership, and how to make the most of flexible working.

Sarah Greasley, distinguished engineer & client technical director, IBM

Works 4 days a week

Since 2011, Sarah has been a Client Technical Director for IBM, a client-facing role which has seen her juggle client needs with the demands of family life. Sarah was widowed in 2004 and became the sole parent of two small children (then aged five and ten). She began working three days a week to balance the demands of work and family and has since increased her pattern to four days, spread out in an annualised system. Sarah sets the technical direction for a large team of architects and technical specialists. Over the last decade she has delivered the design for numerous large, complex IT programmes. Working flexibly also allows Sarah to engage in her community – she enjoys working with schools to encourage students to consider careers in science, technology, engineering and maths.

Are You A Power Part-Timer? Do You Know One? Nominate For The Timewise 2015 Power Part Time 50 Here

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