Women With Impact

International Women's Day Q&A

On International Women’s Day we wanted to spin the spotlight onto some of the women making an impact in our team and share what is important to them, both inside work and outside too.

 

Paris

(Account Executive)

Why did you choose your current role?

After a very brief stint working in POS almost 10 years ago, I always knew it was something I wanted to go back into. So, when the opportunity arose, I was eager to get back in to it! There is a natural buzz to working in POS which I love being around, and there is nothing like the excitement of seeing an initial concept come to life and go into store.

What’s your passion outside of work?

Like a lot of young girls I grew up with a passion for dance, and I am lucky enough that this passion has followed through into my adult life. I regularly teach ballroom & Latin dancing to children & adults of all ages. 💃

Who inspires you most?

My daughter. She inspires me to be the best version of myself. She makes me want to be a good, hard-working, fun, happy role model with a passion for life.

What have you learnt over the past year during the pandemic?

I have learnt that its sometimes a good idea to slow-down, take a step back and evaluate. Pre-pandemic I was always on the go with working, motherhood, dancing, and daily aspects of life, and I wasn’t in any rush to change that. Since the pandemic I have spent a lot more time at home and enjoying sometimes not doing an awful lot! I do miss always rushing around and being a little frantic, but now know that it’s not a bad idea to press pause to take a day just for myself.

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Nadea

(Senior Account Executive)

How long have you been with Impact?

Nearly 11 years.

What’s your passion outside of work?

Keeping fit at the gym, my three boys (my partner and my kittens Fixby and Langley), films, reading, family. 🐱

What’s your greatest achievement?  

I’ve donated 18 eggs to three couples to help them have a baby.

In your opinion, what’s something everyone should know/learn?

Treat people how you wish to be treated yourself!

Who inspires you most?

My dad and my nanna (both passed).

What have you learnt over the past year during the pandemic?

That home is where the heart is.  And life is too short to be stressing about things you can’t control. 

What’s your favourite book/film/song?

For books anything by Chris Carter a crime author, my fave film is The Notebook.

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Lucy

(Account Director)

How long have you been with Impact?

22 years.

What’s your passion outside of work?

Travelling in my motorhome, surfing, my dog Nugget and metal detecting!

What’s your greatest achievement?

Being our village fete queen when I was at primary school (photos on request!) 👑

What’s a fun fact many people might not know about you?

I’m addicted to cheese any type and have to eat it every day.

Who inspires you most?

Super vet Noel Fitzpatrick, what an amazing guy.

What’s your favourite book/film/song?  

Song: Stand by me – Ben E King. I just love it and it always makes me feel good.

What do you hope to achieve in the future?

Being able to go travelling around Europe covid-free in my motorhome. Finding a hoard worth millions metal detecting!

Emma

(Account Manager)

How long have you been with Impact?

I have been with Impact since May 2019, so it will be almost 2 years!

What sparked your interest in retail? 

After leaving university, I worked as a visual merchandiser for H&M and loved it, not only for the creative aspect but the thought of how, why, what and when with shoppers. My job was to really encourage shoppers to shop a certain way, the way they walked around the store, viewed a window, noticed trends and I really enjoyed creating that. 🛍️

Who inspires you most? 

My dad is the biggest workaholic and entrepreneur, building his own business that my mum and him have run for 10 years. And my mum, living with a chronic illness since I can remember and to find out recently that I also have Crohn’s disease means I look up to her more than ever.

What have you learnt over the past year during the pandemic?

That we all need to learn not to take life ‘as we know it’ for granted. I miss ‘normality’ so much, spending time with family and friends is what I enjoy most and having to do that over a screen or phone call just isn’t the same.

What’s your favourite book/film/song?

Super cheese but my favourite song has to be ‘Never Forget’ by Take That. Has a special place in our family and perfect for a good loud singalong, it always is the last song played at any of our parties.

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Justina

(Production Administrator)

What’s your greatest achievement?

Buying a house before my 30th birthday! 🏠

In your opinion, what’s something everyone should know/learn?

A foreign language. Lithuanian is my mother tongue, I learnt English and Russian at school and I'm trying to learn French but I'm not so good yet!

What have you learnt over the past year during the pandemic?

How much travelling means to me. I miss it loads!

What’s your favourite book/film/song?

Moulin Rouge. It’s a beautiful love story and its soundtrack is awesome. The end makes me cry even when I watch it for the 1000th time.

What do you hope to achieve in the future?

I just want to be happy, healthy and loved. Now I have a house my biggest wish is to make it a home.

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Jane B

(Finance Director)

How long have you been with Impact?

It will be 20 years in October this year.

What’s your passion outside of work?

Dogs and horses - all animals generally! 🐶

What’s your greatest achievement?

The latest one was renovating my house.

What have you learnt over the past year during the pandemic?

How much you appreciate the smallest of things.

What’s your favourite book/film/song? 

Titanium - David Guetta. It brings back happy holiday memories.

What do you hope to achieve in the future?

I want to travel the USA in my Winnebago!

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Laura

(Content & Social Media Executive)

What sparked your interest in retail?

I absolutely love experiencing beautiful and exciting store experiences. I adore going to London and walking the huge department stores and the likes of Disney, Ted Baker or Olivia Burton and just enjoying the creativity of it all.

What’s your passion outside of work?

I love to travel, make memories and meet new people who are different to me (but also the same in many ways!). So far, I’ve managed to travel around Australia, New Zealand, USA, Canada, Croatia, Iceland, Morocco, and Greece. I especially love to go walking, explore National Parks and discover waterfalls when I travel. Oh, and I also do kickboxing in my spare time!

What’s your greatest achievement?

I climbed Mount Kilimanjaro (and made it back down again!) and I raised £4500 for CLIC Sargent in the process.

What’s a fun fact many people might not know about you?

I once got up and danced on stage with Fuse ODG. 😆

In your opinion, what’s something everyone should know/learn?

I think everyone should be taught government and politics at school, it’s so vitally important to make sure you are being represented.

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Jane K

(Client Director)

How long have you been with Impact?

I’m one of the newbies, only four months though I feel like I’m one of the Impact family already.

What’s your passion outside of work?

Socialising with friends and family. We have a favourite pub and a favourite table even. We love to spend hours in there!

In your opinion, what’s something everyone should know/learn?

How to dance, it keeps you fit, relieves stress and makes you happy!

Who inspires you most?

Miss Piggy, what a woman. 😊

What have you learnt over the past year during the pandemic?

To appreciate time spent with those you love, it’s precious.

What’s your favourite book/film/song?

Ocean’s 11, 12 and 13 - perfect on a Sunday afternoon.

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