We’re welcoming new faces to our team – meet our new Social Media Marketing Trainee, Olivia Matlock!

What’s your name and where are you from?

My name is Olivia Matlock, originally from Derbyshire area and now I live in Chester. In a couple of months, I will be moving to central Liverpool!

Tell me how you first found out about The Women’s Organisation and become part of our team?

I saw the kickstart opportunities advertised on The Women’s Organisation Instagram, I had followed there Instagram for a while as I have always had a passion for anything female lead. I graduated from Edge Hill University and since then wanted to be living back in Liverpool, after seeing the kickstart opportunities they were offering I applied and was delighted to be accepted into such a positive and welcoming organisation.

What kind of things have you done prior to coming to The Women’s Organisation?

Since graduating with a Musical Theatre degree, I have had portfolio career, varying from teaching children how to sing, waiting on, being an extra in some up-and-coming films and creating a podcast on Spotify with one of my best friends. The podcast discusses the unspoken truths and the nitty gritty details us women try to hide. I believe in being an open book, as soon as we break those barriers it is easier to connect with everyone!

What has surprised you about working at The Women’s Organisation?

Consistency, everyone I have met and spoken to within The Women’s Organisation follows the same values on a day-to-day basis. The level of care and support already shown is refreshing. Being around people that love what they do and have so much passion for what the organisation stands for is inspiring.

What are you most looking forward to learning at The Women’s Organisation?

Learning how to promote, inspire and create change. Being creative is welcomed with open arms within the organisation and that’s what makes me so excited with my role, finding new and innovative ways to reach women and help them achieve their goals.

What might (someone) be surprised to know about you?

Me and my partner love to gig, our genre is indie/country. During lockdown I also created a fundraiser for Teenage Cancer Trust, where I had to complete 2800 squats in a month. I ended raising £300 which I was so proud of in such a short time!

What do you do when you aren’t working? 

I am a lover of music, if there is a concert or festival, I am probably there! I also love photography I take my camera everywhere with me ready to capture an unseen moment! Family is also everything to me and living away from them makes the time I do spend with them that little bit more special.