Sophie is definitely part of the W.O family now, and we want you to get to know her too. Have a read of Sophie’s blog below to find out more about her and how she ended up here with us at The Women’s Org – and be sure to say hello to her next time you visit us.
What’s your full name and where are you from?
My full name is Sophie Kathryn Taylor. Born and raised in Liverpool, I’ve never even moved house.
Tell me how you first found out about The Women’s Organisation and become part of our team?
I heard about it through word of mouth. Lots of people I knew had heard good things about it and the events ran here. I was interested to learn more so looked them up on the website and started looking into the vast array of events ran here. It seemed like something that suited me perfectly, so I looked into the job vacancies and applied.
What kind of things have you done prior to coming to The Women’s Organisation?
I left school in June 2017 after completing my A levels while working a part time, evening and weekend job in Matalan to earn some money. I studied Graphic Design, ICT and English Language at A level. The Women’s Organisation is my first step into the “real” world.
What has surprised you about working at The Women’s Organisation?
How in demand business advice for women is and the constant need for advice services for women. The wide variety of things that go on internally and externally and the constant evolution of the company what they offer as the wider community grows and changes.
All the staff, clients and tenants are so friendly, everyone makes you feel so welcome. You can enjoy your job while still learning new things everyday not just about what we do as a business but about the importance of women in business too.
Could you describe one of your typical workdays?
There are so many different things that go on in our work day, beyond the stereo typical receptionist role of answering the phone and greeting clients. The day could start by doing the post, followed by filing and then setting up for events the following day while keeping reception occupied to greet and direct clients and take the countless phone calls we get every day.
What might (someone) be surprised to know about you?
I have an online Etsy shop where I sell jewellery, headbands and floral crowns I make by hand.
(You can visit Sophie's Etsy shop here)
What do you do when you aren’t working?
I spend a lot of my free time with friends and family. I find it to be the most relaxing way to spend my evenings and weekends.
Thanks Sophie! Welcome to the team, it’s great to have you here.