The Equality, Diversity and Inclusions office’s Success@UEA initiative aims to showcase the success of staff members at UEA and encompass a wide range of backgrounds and diversity. Those involved in this project have kindly shared the steps they took to achieve success, what or who has inspired them, and the challenges along the way – especially when those challenges relate to identity. We would like to thank those who gave their time and words to this project, in order to inspire those who want to progress in their roles and may relate to their experience. ​