Ioana Manescu

Loughborough alumna

Ioana Manescu

I studied BA International Relations at Loughborough, graduating in 2017.

Loughborough’s excellent careers support meant I spent my placement year with the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) and secured a Graduate Scheme role with American Express. Outside of work I spend a lot of my time socialising, keeping up with current affairs and learning how to manage this ‘adult’ life I seem to find myself in! I find myself spending time reflecting on where I am in life, how I’ve got here and what this means for the person I am and want to become.

To me, International Women’s Day is a chance to show the world how far we’ve come, but also how far we have yet to go on matters of voting, equal pay, parental leave, domestic violence and household chores – to name a few. Every day is a new chance to support other women, take a seat at the table, ‘lean in’ and make another crack in that glass ceiling.