Here at The Women’s Org, one of our values is creativity, so our newest volunteer, Olivia, is fitting in a treat!
A creative person with graphics experience, Olivia will be working alongside our marketing team for the next few months. She is also entrepreneurial which we LOVE. Olivia uses her crafting skills to sell unique fashion products online… scroll down to see what they are.
We are so excited to have Olivia as a volunteer at The Women’s Org, and can’t wait to work together on some exciting projects.
Read below to find out more about Olivia.
What’s your full name and where are you from?
My name is Olivia Boileau, and I am from Liverpool.
Tell us how what led you to volunteer at The Women’s Organisation?
I first discovered The Women’s Organisation after meeting Maggie at an event for a magazine I created during summer. The magazine, which featured a range of inspiring women in Liverpool, included a section on Maggie which inspired me to contact her for a volunteer position.
What kind of things have you done prior to coming to The Women’s Organisation?
Before joining The Women’s Organisation, I am currently completing my MA in Publishing, while working part-time in a retail store. I have worked in retail for the duration of all my university studies. However, I create and sell my own tufted bags and pillows too, which I love to make as a side business. You can see what I currently have on sale over on my Instagram @hunkneebunknee.
One of my tufted bags over on my Instagram: @hunkneebunknee
What has surprised you about working at The Women’s Organisation?
While working at The Women’s Organisation, I am surprised at how friendly, supportive and casual the environment is here. I love being here and found it easy to fit in and feel relaxed.
What’s the best thing about volunteering at The Women’s Organisation so far?
The best thing about working at The Women’s Organisation so far is the office dogs and coffee machine.
What might someone be surprised to know about you?
Someone may be surprised to know, that I recently started my own BookTok account. I really enjoy reading and have an interest in content creation. Therefore, I consider TikTok to be the perfect platform to combine these interests, especially with the current influence BookTok has upon the Publishing industry.
Photo from a BookTok: @hunkneebunknee
What is your top 3 favourite films?
- Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?
What do you do when you aren’t working?
When I am not working, I will be either reading, tufting or at the gym.
If you could change anything in the world, what would you change?
If I could change anything in the world, I would change the pressure social media instils on young people to be successful in their careers by their early 20’s, and feeling like a failure if this is not achieved within a certain time frame.
What’s your favourite quote?
“Everything happens when it needs to happen, you will never miss out on what is meant for you.”
If you would like to volunteer at The Women’s Organisation drop us an email via email@example.com and keep an eye on our vacancies page here.