Practice Manager, Kayla Seton, was awarded the prestigious title of HR Professional of the Year in the 2020 Lawyers Weekly Women in Law Awards.
These awards are regarded as one of the legal profession’s most illustrious accolades. They pinpoint professional development and innovation, showcasing the individuals and firms who are leading the way in the industry.
“The Women in Law Awards is one of the most joyous events we host at Lawyers Weekly, celebrating those who have broken down the barriers to achieve success within their respective careers,” said Lawyers Weekly editor, Emma Ryan.
Kayla has risen through the ranks of the industry quickly, having retrained and changed careers only four years ago. Originally qualified in nuclear medicine, Kayla began her working career at the Children’s Hospital at Westmead, where she became heavily involved in the planning and logistics for the nuclear medicine department.
After giving birth to her first daughter however, she decided she wanted to prioritise family. So she commenced working for Ryan & Seton Lawyers and completed her MBA, majoring in HR, so she could compliment her skills from the public health sector and make a mark in the private legal sector – which she’s most certainly done, having now been recognised as the best in Australia.
Kayla is a real inspiration for all working women. She submitted her final thesis for her MBA only three days before her second daughter was born, and now runs both practices in Erina and Toukley while simultaneously raising her two children.
Kayla accepted her award via the live stream event from her home on the Central Coast, “I’m very proud. I work for a really wonderful law firm who are very supportive of the things I ask of them and allow me to push them out of their comfort zone, so we can be innovative in our field.”