Our team is growing! Meet our new trainee business advisor, Rhian Quammie and hear all about her journey from Surrey to Liverpool Uni, Tokyo and beyond.
What’s your full name and where are you from?
My name is Rhian Quammie, I was born in East London and grew up in Coulsdon Surrey – before moving to university in Liverpool and eventually living with my Mum’s family who are from Widnes.
Tell me how you first found out about The Women’s Organisation and become part of our team?
I first heard about the Women’s Organisation and this job on Twitter! As soon as I did some more research into the organisation, and looked further into the role – I knew this job would be the perfect fit for me!
What kind of things have you done prior to coming to The Women’s Organisation?
I have a degree in English from Liverpool John Moore’s University, and I absolutely loved it! After I graduated, I went on to study a Graduate Diploma in Law – so I have a masters too!
What has surprised you about working at The Women’s Organisation?
The biggest thing that surprised me about working at The Women’s Organisation is the fact that every colleague I have met has been genuinely lovely and made me feel really welcomed. As a recent graduate, I was really anxious about starting a real ‘adult’ job, but I could not have received a warmer welcome!
What’s the best thing about working at The Women’s Organisation?
So far, the best thing about working at the Women’s Organisation is definitely the pride I feel when I tell people about the organisation and the work that we do to help empower women. I also love that I don’t dread getting up for work every morning, because I love the work I do!
Could you describe one of your typical workdays?
Every good working day starts with a cup of coffee! At the moment, as a trainee business adviser, my day consists of; lots of reading, attending training sessions and shadowing the other business advisers with their clients.
What might (someone) be surprised to know about you?
I love eating sushi and Japanese food in general. My last big holiday was to Tokyo in 2018, it’s the most amazing city and I recommend it to everyone – I cannot wait to visit again!
What do you do when you aren’t working?
On a weekend you will often find me at a bar, drinking a passionfruit martini – or spending quality time with my lovely family.