This Working Life: ‘I believe we are so much more capable than we might think’

Ruth Leggett, the chief executive of Sedgwick, believes that it is only the limits we impose on ourselves that will prevent us from advancing in our careers

21st May, 2021
This Working Life: ‘I believe we are so much more capable than we might think’
Ruth Leggett, chief executive of the Irish operations of Sedgwick: ‘Every encounter you have with someone has the potential to lead to an opportunity.’

My father, an extremely hardworking man, instilled a deep work ethic in me from a young age. I remember going with him to his office at the weekend and seeing how much he put into his career.

I get my self-belief from my mum, who would always say “if they can do it, you can too”. She got that strength from my grandmother, who was one of the first women to graduate with a science...

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