How significant is it that we are launching Women@Groupon?
I think is fantastic we are launching Women@Groupon. It is a way for us to share our experiences and knowledge and encourage and support each other. It is inspiring to see women excelling in their careers but having a work / life balance too. It can be hard at times as we seem to be hardwired to try and have it all and these women show us all we can have challenging, stimulating and successful careers as well as personal lives. Super exciting times for the new ERG here in Dublin!
What excites you about your work? What’s on the horizon that keeps you engaged and interested?
I love people! They are what motivates me. I buzz off their energy and the people in the Dublin office are a fantastic bunch – so smart, creative, fun, kind, courageous and funny. I love building relationships with my Execs, their fab teams and all the people I come into contact with really. I know that I am here to help them and enable them to do their jobs to the best of their abilities, so understanding their roles better and why they need my help keeps me motivated!
What’s the strangest thing you’ve seen in the office?
There are so many…..haha! We have had Fancy Dress catwalk competitions (imagine Batman and Robin, Buzz Lightyear and Catwoman strutting across the canteen), PieDay the 13th (Ever wanted to smush a pie in your manager’s face – this was your chance!), Tarot card readers, real cats nesting under the floor of one of our meetings rooms (yes REAL cats!). Bring your dog to work day is fun too! But I think one of the strangest or most fun things is Christmas in our office. We go ALL out – we have had igloos, the Stranger Things Creature on the walls, Snowmen made from plastic cups, mini ski slopes, Santa stuck in the chimney to Santa’s Grotto (including snow, mulled wine, reindeer, real life Santa and an armchair from one of the team’s homes!)
What does your mother think you do?
Talk to people and organise things…. vague! 🙂 She knows I enjoy a good chat and that I need to engage with people to do my job and that I organise event type things a lot. I think she also thinks in Tech companies like ours we sit on bean bags, chat and drink coffee all day!