Finding the right Spark in Life
To commemorate International Women’s Day on the 8th of March, Network ROI asked our Finance Manager Magda Dabrowska about her career to date and her positive experiences during ‘lockdown’ life.
Embracing the chance to live and work abroad
Magda said: “It was hard leaving Poland sixteen years ago to come to work in Scotland. I had to learn another language and embrace another culture. So, it was difficult having to start my career again”.
Magda described how Scotland made her feel at home: “In Edinburgh, the historic buildings are like Wroclaw where I grew up.
The people are very friendly in Scotland and working for Network ROI everyone I met is very genuine and sincere, it’s like being part of a big family”.
Working within Finance
Magda described how she has always wanted to work in finance “I fell in love with finance when I got the chance to work in accounts in a kilt hire company a few years ago. So, I knew from that moment then that’s the career I wanted to follow.”
Magda is studying for the ACCA (Association of Chartered Certified Accountants Institute) qualification. Magda describes what drives her when she said: “Studying and working full-time requires a lot of perseverance and hard work.”
I enjoy learning new things, analysing problems, and coming up with solutions. Network ROI has really supported me in my studies, but it also requires a lot of self-discipline from me.
Finding the ‘Spark’ that makes us happy
Lockdown has been tough for everyone this past year, but Magda found that her dog Sparky, a border collie, helped get her through the tough times. She said: “Although I miss seeing people I have enjoyed being at home with my dog. It also benefits my mental health by making me feel better if to go on a lunchtime or evening walk to relax. Even when the weather is bad it gets meet out and chatting to others in my neighbourhood.”
I love walking in nature, and I have even taken up landscape painting as a new hobby to help me relax. If I exercise at home or walk the dog it gives me energy. During tough times it’s good to keep your spirits up and find something you enjoy doing when you are not working.