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Clare Renshaw

IT Service Operations Analyst at Quilter

About

Bio: Clare is an IT Service Operations Analyst at Quilter providing a single point of responsibility for the resolution of service incidents (including major incidents), service monitoring and event management.

After leaving college with a diploma in IT Applications, Clare has worked within the IT industry for over 25 years progressing from desktop support to infrastructure and Service Delivery management firstly with a digital broadcasting R&D company and then, for the past 18 months, with Quilter based in Southampton, Hampshire.

Clare comments:
“I was assigned male at birth but have come to realise that this did not reflect my true self. I transitioned full-time in January 2019 at the age of 54, having struggled with my gender identity for many years, but was afraid of revealing myself to the world and how society would react. Eventually, it came to the point where I realised that I had to be true to myself. I was fortunate to have very supportive family and friends and found my work colleagues very accepting.

I was made redundant in November 2019 and decided to take a year off to travel and take up some new skills and hobbies, but the pandemic put paid to that. By July 2020, I was ready to start looking for work again. I put my CV out to several sites and within a couple of weeks, I was offered an interview with Quilter. I was very nervous as this was my first interview for over 20 years and my very first as a woman. I shouldn’t have worried as I was accepted for the position.

I have found Quilter to be a very inclusive organisation with a very active LBGTQ+ group. This gave me the confidence to write my personal story and have it published on the corporate intranet during Pride month last year. I was proud to join in the parade under the Quilter banner during Southampton Pride 2021.

I am honoured to have been chosen as a 2022 Top 100 Game Changer and hope that I can help to change people’s perceptions of what it is like to be transgender. “
Project 1000 Role Models: Project 1000, Top 100 2022
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