Our team is growing! Meet our Senior Programmes Officer, Ashleigh Bold, to find out more about him and how he’s finding life at The Women’s Organisation.
What’s your full name and where are you from?
My full name is Ashleigh Anne Bold, I was born and raised in Maghull but now live in Haskayne.
Tell me how you first found out about The Women’s Organisation and become part of our team?
I first found out about The Women’s Organisation many years ago as my Godmother has been a part of the team for over 10 years. I ended up becoming part of the team after I received a LinkedIn message from The Women’s Organisation advising me of a current vacancy on the finance team. I was successful at the interview so here I am today 😊.
What kind of things have you done prior to coming to The Women’s Organisation?
Before coming to The Women’s Organisation, I studied International business at the University of Liverpool which included a study abroad semester in Copenhagen. After I graduated, I went to work for the family business as a Sales Administrator, I did this for one year before I was offered another position in HR & Finance department.
What has surprised you about working at The Women’s Organisation?
The sheer amount of work that goes on behind the scenes. I have been with the organisation 9 months now and can’t believe how much there is still to learn.
What’s the best thing about working at The Women’s Organisation?
There are so many wonderful things about working for the Organisation. My favourite is probably the employee benefits. I also love the company culture which has been maintained while working from home.
Could you describe one of your typical workdays?
A typical working day involves processing partner claims, responding to partner queries, requesting further information from partners to ensure claim evidence is compliant, monitoring and updating partner budgets. I also have to make time to collate evidence for expenditure samples requested by funding bodies.
What might (someone) be surprised to know about you?
I live on a farm, although I am definitely not a country girl.
What do you do when you aren’t working?
During the week when I am not working, I am exercising. I find it is so important for maintaining positive mental wellbeing. On the weekend I enjoy visiting/ exploring places I have never been before.