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One Woman Can Make A Difference But Together We Can Rock The World!

One woman can make a difference but together we can rock the world!

You’ve probably seen that at SR2 we’ve grown even bigger over the last couple of months and with our latest superstar Sam, who joined us on Monday. We are well outnumbering the men, with a strong female squad of 8. I wanted to introduce 3 of our new brilliant ladies to the team. Sam, Caitlin & Jaydee! I am over the moon to have them on board and also to have them as ambassadors for Women Rock, they are all going to be a big part of the brand throughout the rest of the year and beyond. Here is a bit about all of them <3

Sam

Why did you join SR2?

I’d been following SR2 since they started and loved their approach to recruitment and how they have been doing things a bit differently. it’s really refreshing to see a recruitment company that aren’t all about being salesy and making money and genuinely want to help make a difference to the local community. Plus how could I resist a IT recruitment company where the girls out number the boys!

What does your day to day look like?

Well every morning has to start with a cup of tea, I’ve never quite managed to get myself to like coffee despite my mums best attempts! Once that’s done then I spend my day speaking to candidates and clients, meeting them and understanding what they are all after with the aim of finding people their perfect job and clients their perfect candidate!

Who is your Role Model?

It has to be my mum, I know that’s a bit cliché but she’s is like superwoman and is always there for me and my brother with her wise words and advice. i’d love to recreate that feeling for my kids so that they look up to me as theirs one day!

What are your plans and ambitions for Women Rock?

Well aside from helping them inspire more women to get into the world of IT, I’d also love to champion the benefits of part time and flexible working for women that need the flexibility to work around family commitments.

What do you think the challenges are for the women in the industry?

As well as it being a male dominated industry one of the big things that I have noticed is the lack of opportunities within the tech industry for women (and men) who need to work part time to juggle family commitments. It’s been a big frustration of mine and something I have been doing my best to change when I have people looking for part time work. There are some extremely skilled people out there who struggle to find work because companies set out looking for a full time employee and aren’t open to exploring the benefits that a part time worker could offer. Having worked part time myself after having children it’s something I feel really strongly about and have been proactively trying to change.

What do you love to Eat and Drink?

I’m actually a big salad eater and have it most days much to my husbands dismay as he is one of those people that hates the sound of crunching and according to him I always find the crunchiest salad there is! Aside from that I absolutely love a roast and my naughty treat is a mcdonalds! I also won’t ever say no to a glass of Rose and I can’t live without tea !

Where is your favorite place in the world?

The Maldives, I absolutely love it. I first went when I was a kid on a family holiday and I always said that it was where I was going to go on my honeymoon so my poor husband didn’t get a say in the matter! I’m now figuring out which anniversary I can convince him to do it all again for!

What do you enjoy doing outside of work?

With 2 kids, a husband, 2 rabbits, 2 guinea pigs and a dog I feel like any spare time I have is spent about running around after them! Gone are my weekends of going out horseriding and gym visits, instead they consist of softplay and kids birthday parties!

What is your favorite quote?

When shit happens turn it into fertilizer! I have no idea where this is from but I love it!

Who’s your squad?

My mum- She is my absolute rock and her babysitting skills are the reason me and my husband still have a social life!
My husband – Well for obvious reason plus I’d be in serious trouble if I didn’t say him.
My friends, they keep me sane! I can’t just pick one as that would get me in more trouble than missing my husband out!

Jaydee

Why did you join SR2?

I’d heard such good things about SR2 and the different approach they were taking with recruitment, their friendly non hassling approach and charitable work really appealed to me.

What does your day to day look like at SR2?

No two days are exactly the same. I get to connect and speak to great candidates looking for their next challenge and introduce them to interesting organisations… basically I get to help people every day!

Who is your Role Model?

My mum, she’s a hero that runs her own business all whilst caring for my disabled brother and looking after 2 young children.

What are your plans and ambitions for Women Rock?

To continue to promote diversity in the workplace

What do you think the challenges are for the women in the industry?

Having limited female role models in the industry.

Continue to promote Women Rock and give a platform for successful females in tech to inspire women looking to get into Tech/Stem

What do you love to Eat and Drink? This is very important.

Italian- creamy pesto pasta

Cider

Not necessarily at the same time!

Where is your favorite place in the world?

Greece- so many hidden beautiful beaches, amazing food and great people

What do you enjoy doing outside of work?

I do commission sketches/ portraits when I have time. Also, socialising with friends, food/ drinks.

What is your favorite quote?

Life works out best for those who make the best out of how life works out.

Who’s your squad?

My nephew- he’s a mini me, my best friend.

Our family dog Disney- she’s just the best

My mum- my therapist

 

Caitlin 

Why did you join SR2?

I was eager for a new challenge for some time and after looking into what SR2 are doing and what the company stands for there was no stopping me, I had to be a part of it.

What does your day-to-day look like at SR2?

Trying to cool down from the stomp into work (it’s not that far but I’m an abnormally warm person), generally trying to make office life as easy as possible for our lovely team, being known as the in-house tech support and trying to juggle a wide array of tasks to support the business.

Who is your Role Model?

Dawn French – need I say anymore?

What are your plans and ambitions for Women Rock?

I will be supporting Women Rock broaden it’s focus into the wider diversity and equality areas in the coming months – I am super excited to see what the second half of 2018 has in store for this amazing movement!

What do you think the challenges are for the women in the industry?

Just not having a loud enough voice – society is changing and we’re also adding to that change which is great!

What do you love to Eat and Drink? This is very important.

EVERYTHING – I am seriously not fussy when it comes to food and drink so I love most things but you can’t beat an Italian and lots of wine!

Where is your favorite place in the world?

Cornwall, I lived there for 3-years and have well and truly fallen for it’s wild, rugged and sometimes weird charm.

What do you enjoy doing outside of work?

Making the most of living in such a vibrant city.

What is your favorite quote?

No rain no flowers.

Who’s your squad?

My very patient boyfriend for just generally being a top human being, Dwayne Johnson (The Rock) as he is my spirit animal and Oliver my next door neighbours cat who I have secretly adopted as my own.

 

 

Thanks girls

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