Life at Deloitte
Deloitte understands the importance of Diversity and with it the need for empowering and advancing women. Through various motivational initiatives, mentoring, regular informal meetings and workshops, we aim to attract, develop and retain talented women in Deloitte.
Woman @Deloitte brings together senior female leaders from all the firm’s service lines and links into similar initiatives in other CE countries.
Woman @Deloitte key initiatives:
- To provide opportunities for women of advanced professional stages and backgrounds to connect and enrich each other's experience in the Firm;
- To mentor aspiring women leaders to enable them to have successful careers in the Firm;
- To destroy gender stereotypes when it comes to leadership in the top ranks in the Firm;
- To promote the role of women in boards and top management positions in the Firm.
Women in Business @Deloitte Latvia
Welcome Dace Cīrule, Deloitte Latvia Legal Managing Associate, who is a real family soul and loves art enthusiastically!
“I am working for my family and myself. Deloitte, on the other hand, has formed an appreciated background for my real life. Day in and day out I have just one major challenge – to get as many qualitative minutes with my 3 little children and husband as possible. Still, I do have a lot of fundamental interests, from which one is playing violin. Playing violin – is a very subtle and sensual form of art. And true art requires no definition. It requires art recipients being able to perceive it. No matter whether with appreciation or anger, since art either builds on the existing thoughts and ideas, or provokes and challenges comfort zones to get to new ones.”
Welcome Guna Kudrjavceva, Deloitte Latvia Senior Consultant and an avid traveller!
“Taking time off to travel was a remarkable experience! I had been thinking about long-term travel beyond a standard vacation for a while and spent four months backpacking around South-East Asia in the first half of 2017. I enjoyed SE Asia tremendously – it is such an exciting region with rich cultural heritage mixed with the rapid growth of recent decades, all on the background of gorgeous natural landscapes and delectable cuisine. I joined Deloitte after my travels and I am delighted to be applying my skills and knowledge on exciting projects in a growth environment.”
Welcome Linda Gulbe, Deloitte Latvia Advisory Senior Associate, whose passion is ice hockey!
“Working in Deloitte for me has given the opportunity to live megalopolitan lifestyle in terms of pace of action, new impressions and new faces. Digital mindset and willingness to challenge each other are those qualities that I like the most about Deloitte colleagues. Talking about ice hockey, I am truly amazed about the hockey players' ability to provide such a great level of physical skills at such a high speed! Needless to say that exactly ice hockey is one of not so many sports where Latvia is among world elite players and I am truly proud about it! I guess that is why it was kind of easy to choose hockey as the hobby for my sons."
Welcome Jekaterina Petskaja, Deloitte Latvia Audit Manager, who is also very passionate about horses!
“Working at Deloitte keeps my eyes open, holds on focused and gives untypical situations for dealing with, nevertheless how long you work here. It is a very demanding working place, however with perfect planning you can have a good combination of professional and other activities in your life. For me horse riding is a very enjoyable sports activity, perfect method for quick mind release and a place for positive energy accumulation. Horse riding is balancing between technical skills and being able to find and retain the link with this living creature, who has its own thoughts about what’s going on, its own mood, temperament and abilities. Horses are also the only animals I know, who are so sensitive to intercommunication. During horse riding every tiny movement you make, might give you a different result. That is why I find this sport so inspirational!”
Welcome Inga Šadurska, Head of Leadership Development in Baltics, who is also a passionate mosaic creator!
“For me there are three really important aspects that I value in Deloitte - great and talented people, challenging and exciting projects, and international environment. Indeed, those are also the main reasons why I would recommend Deloitte to others. As for my hobby, I find my passion in mosaic creation. The whole process, starting from finding an usual bowl or object, thinking about a composition and colors, feels like some sort of meditation to me – fulfilling and relaxing, but also teaching patience and flexibility.”
Welcome Aleksandra Mejertāle, ZAB “Deloitte Legal” Managing Associate and Assistant Attorney at Law, who finds her passion in hiking!
“Being a part of expansive Deloitte Legal global network means a lot of opportunities, challenges and as a result, continuous growth. My colleagues, who are highly skilled professionals, are one of the reasons why I am feeling passionate about my work - their enthusiasm and energy inspire me! Recently, I have started doing one more thing that I really love – hiking. Hiking is a great outdoor exercise that allows to enjoy fresh air and beauty of our nature, as well as to spend time with the loved ones. It improves not only the physical health but also helps to ease the mind - a hobby both for the body and for the soul!”
Welcome Gundega Tamane, Deloitte Latvia Advisory Manager, who in passionate salsa dancer!
“For me work in Deloitte means fast changing and demanding environment where through various creative projects we are adding value for our clients. Deloitte gives an endless opportunity to learn a lot about business development, cooperation, and not only professional, but also soft skills. Planning and persistence helped me so far to maintain a right balance between my work and personal activities. One of the activities that matter the most for me is salsa! I started learning Cuban and LA salsa 10 years ago while living in the Caribbean. I still miss those days of attending Miami salsa congresses or doing salsa dance trips to Cuba or Puerto Rico with my friends. But, I am very happy that there are a lot of salsa dancers also in Latvia. Indeed, salsa is an amazing way how to enhance positive energy, make new friends, reduce stress, and maintain excellent physical condition.”
Welcome Agnese Volmane, Deloitte Latvia Tax Manager, who finds her passion in Latvian musical instrument kokle!
“Being at Deloitte, first of all, means excellent, ambitious, and energetic colleagues who are truly enthusiastic about what they do. For me personally, work at Deloitte is continuous development, new opportunities and challenges that are expanding my life horizons. But, true happiness comes from balance, from your own action within and outside Your workplace. One of ways how I find happiness and passion is through playing kokle . Playing any musical instrument opens your mind for new horizons and creative thoughts. I, moreover, have been very lucky to be a part of wonderful kokle group “Teiksma”, who has become an integral part of my life and constant inspiration.“