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9/3/20

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A Day with SOM London's Julia Skeete

Photo © Nick Guttridge

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5:30am: 
On a typical Monday, I would be in a taxi on my way to Heathrow airport. Since lockdown began, my last trip was to Switzerland for International Women’s Day, where I’m a part of a woman-led team on a project with the United Nations (more on that later). Being at home gives me more time to cook, something I love to do, and West Indian food takes loads of preparation.

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7:00am: Breakfast with the kids!

7:30am: My son is practising piano in the background as I start my first call with the U.N. in Geneva. I’m managing their campus expansion and building redesign—the first major new building project in their history. Our client and team are based in Switzerland, so regular meetings have been crucial in keeping our multinational team connected across time zones and team members speaking English, French, and German. It truly is a United Nations approach.

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