be you at work. women at hays

The workplace is changing rapidly, becoming more diverse, inclusive and authentic. Many people try to blend into their work environment at the expense of exposing their real self. Being authentic at work requires real self-awareness but if achieved, can be the real differentiator for living a happy and healthy work life.

To celebrate International Women’s Day, we spoke to female role models at Hays to share their experience of balancing their life and work personas – in other words, how they be themselves at work.


Lisa Morris, Board Director at Hays

Lisa celebrated her 20th anniversary with Hays last year, and was recently promoted to Board Director for Hays’ Australia & New Zealand region.

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Kara Ume, Manager at Hays

Kara specialises in Office Support recruitment as well as manages Hays’ office in Chermside, Brisbane.

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Lezly D'Limi, Manager at Hays

Lezly began her recruitment career at Hays in 2011. Lezly is responsible for recruiting all soft services positions in Western Australia.

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Julie Paalvast, Business Director at Hays

Julie has been with Hays for over 10 years. She started her career with Hays in the UK before relocating to Christchurch, New Zealand.

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Tracey Reid, Financial Controller at Hays

Tracey has been with Hays for nearly 6 years. She started her career at Hays in Sydney as Finance Manager for Australia & New Zealand.

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Jayne Lee, Senior Manager, Internal Recruitment & Training at Hays

Jayne is approaching her 20 year anniversary with Hays. She began her career in the UK as a Trainee and progressed to Senior Recruitment Consultant then Senior Manager before making the move to Australia.

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Kelly Wright, Senior Manager at Hays

As Manager of the Hays Assessment & Development business Kelly manages a team of consultants dedicated to providing a full suite of recruitment and assessment & development services.

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