We’ve had an exciting few months here at The Women’s Organisation, and have taken on 2 new team members in our Administration staff! We’d like you to get to know them, so we’ve sat them down and had a chat to find out all about them. First, of all we met Sue Phillips, who you can read about here, and now we had the chance to meet Suzanne Allen, the second of our new team members who joined the organisation as an Administrator.
What’s your full name and where are you from?
Suzanne Allen, from Sheffield but I’ve been an honorary Scouser for nearly 11 years
Tell me how you first found out about The Women’s Organisation and become part of our team?
I’ve known about the WO for a while, following their social media accounts and being interested in women’s issues in the workplace and creative industries. I saw the job advertised online and decided to go for it!
What kind of things have you done prior to coming to The Women’s Organisation?
I studied History of Art and Museum Studies at LJMU, and my previous work experience is in administration and events/venue hire. Mainly in arts and cultural organisations, most recently a well-known city centre art gallery and cinema!
What has surprised you about working at The Women’s Organisation?
The huge amount of women in the Liverpool City region who are setting up their own businesses and using our advice service! There’s also so much going on in the building every day from meetings, conferences, tenant offices, to The WO’s own events, courses and adviser sessions.
What’s the best thing about working at The Women’s Organisation?
Working for an organisation with such focused values and aims, and lovely people of course! The day-to-day variety of activities and events, and the 4thfloor balcony is pretty great on a sunny day!
Could you describe one of your typical workdays?
Providing reception services there’s always phone enquiries and visitors coming in. At my desk I’ll be doing admin for the engagement and business advisor team, as well as building and venue hire enquiries and bookings. I’ll also be away from the desk looking after the current days meeting and conferencing clients and setting up for the next day’s events and bookings. So it’s generally non-stop!
What might (someone) be surprised to know about you?
I’ve never learnt to drive but I did learn to hula hoop last year.
What do you do when you aren’t working?
I’m a regular cinema goer, bit of a bookworm, also bit of a gym bod. I try to go back to Sheffield as often as I can to visit friends and family. Otherwise generally hanging out with friends and making the most of Liverpool’s thriving independent bar/restaurant scene.
Thanks so much to Suzanne for answering all of our questions, it already feels like she is part of the WO Family!