Meet the Team- Aga

Hi, I’m Aga and I’ve recently joined Nottingham Women’s Centre as Communications and Partnerships Manager.

Having graduated from Arabic and Islamic studies, I travelled extensively across Europe and the Middle East before entering the world of employment.  Previous to joining the Centre, I worked for 8 years for a Nottingham based educational charity supporting schools in the use of technology while developing partnerships with technology providers across the UK.

As soon as I came across the job advert for my current post, I knew I had to apply. I felt that I could use my experience and skills to contribute to the local community. A subsequent visit to the centre, and the warm atmosphere that I experienced, only reassured me that I should go for it and so I did… and was lucky enough to be offered the job!

From day one at the centre, everyone’s made me feel really welcome.

My role involves making everyone aware about the wonderful things that are happening at the centre as well as sharing the story of all the women who make it such a unique place. I’m currently in the process of updating our website as well as developing our comms strategy and managing the new programme of events. If you’re not yet receiving our newsletter, then please sign up here to be kept up to date with our news. I’d love to hear from you if you have any news you’d like to share with our community.

I joined the centre in April and, although I have only been in my post for a couple of months, I have already met some interesting people and organisations that make me feel really proud to be living in Nottingham. I look forward to new partnerships and collaborations as my role develops.

I love the supportive atmosphere  at the Centre and truly believe that it’s really important that women only spaces like this exist.

Outside of work, when not busy looking after two young children or chasing after a very mischievous Bengal cat, I’m currently enjoying my new found freedom that comes with recently passing my driving licence.

 


Meet the Team- Sue

Hello, I’m Sue and I’ve been a volunteering here at the Centre for 14 years!

I first started here as a tutor teaching ICT to women, from absolute beginners to those wanting to improve existing skills to help them on the road to employment. After a year or two I became a member of the Centre’s Board of Trustees, which was when I started volunteering so that I would have a better insight into what goes on here.  My first years were spent doing a couple of days a week on Reception so I certainly got to see all aspects of the Centre’s work!

Now my work is pretty varied and I often support Karen, our Operations Manager with routine administrative tasks, making sure I’m always available to help out anyone else in the team who needs a hand.

I love (and appreciate) being part of this wonderful, ever evolving organisation and working with such a brilliant group of inspirational and hard working women. The team is great and we laugh a lot here!

I would say I’m known in the Centre for our staff parties, events organisation and my cakes!