Our Marketing Team has had quite a shake up recently, with two new faces joining the squad. As always, we want you to get to know them as well as we do. First up is Sarah, our Marketing and Engagement Executive! Sarah is a digital whiz, with a wealth of experience in social media, PR and marketing and we’re feeling pretty lucky to have her with us. Take a read of Sarah’s guest blog to find out more about her ..
What’s your name and where are you from?
I’m Sarah Brown and I’m originally from Durham, but I moved to Liverpool in 2012 and have never wanted to leave!
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 whilst studying at the University of Liverpool and have always known what an important role it plays for women across the city region. Working for a charity has always been on my dream job list, so when I saw that The Women’s Organisation were recruiting for a marketing and engagement officer I knew I had to apply!
What kind of things have you done prior to coming to The Women’s Organisation?
I graduated from the University of Liverpool in 2015 with a degree in Classical Studies and I had no idea of the route I wanted to take. I started a public relations internship and soon got my first “proper” role as a PR account executive and absolutely loved working with the media and getting to put my writing skills and creativity to the test. I spent the next three years working in agencies with clients in all kinds of sectors, from education, property and legal clients, to those working in innovation and tech. And now here I am!
What has surprised you about working at The Women’s Organisation?
Coming into The Women’s Organisation it’s been eye-opening to see just how many women have new business ideas on a daily basis, and that’s just in the Liverpool City Region. We take calls from so many women every day looking for support to launch their new venture – there’s definitely a lot of entrepreneurial spirit in the city!
What’s the best thing about working at The Women’s Organisation?
The best thing has got to be the people. It’s a real privilege to get to work alongside women who are so passionate about what they do. I’ve been completely taken-aback by the sheer level of support here too, both between colleagues and between the amazing women who come on our courses and programmes and share their stories with each other. It’s very inspiring.
Could you describe one of your typical workdays?
No two days are the same at The Women’s Organisation – and that’s a great thing! A typical day would start with checking in on the social media channels I manage to make sure that we have content ready to go for the day. I would then usually dedicate some time for writing content, whether it be for a blog sharing our top business tips, a press release with our latest news and events, or a case study celebrating one of our clients’ success. I’ll also spend time designing new social media cards, posters and flyers. As a team we like to stay creative too, so plenty of time is set aside to come up with fresh ideas to promote our services and values.
What might (someone) be surprised to know about you?
In primary school I came first place in a painting competition (despite a severe lack of artistic talent!) and got to present Blue Peter’s very own Matt Baker with my masterpiece. He told me he was going to hang it in his bathroom, but I doubt he ever did…
What do you do when you aren’t working?
When I’m not in work I can usually be found eating – I love food – or making the most of Liverpool’s bars and music venues with my friends. I’m originally from quite a rural area, though, so I do like to get back to the countryside as much as I can. I spend a lot of time outdoors going on hikes, camping and visiting new places.
Thanks Sarah, and welcome to The W.O family!