Blog / 18 Feb, 2019

Women in Tech Series: Claire Sharp, Office Manager

This week, I am introducing you to Claire Sharp, Arkivum’s Office Manager who has the not-so-easy task of keeping us in-sync and organising the team events that keep our culture strong. #MondayMotivation #WomenInTech

Claire Sharp, Office Manager

Claire Sharp, Office Manager

Q1. Hi Claire, can you tell us what do you do at Arkivum? What does a typical day look like?

I don’t really have a typical day as my role is very varied, I can be doing anything from an admin function, to Finance or HR.

 

Q2. What attracted you to the role at Arkivum?

I like the unpredictability of my job, you never know where the day will lead!

 

Q3. Did you always know that working in technology was what you wanted to do? How did you decide to go into it?

No, I fell into it completely by chance many years ago and made the decision to continue working in the same area when I joined Arkivum.

 

Q4. How do you keep physically and mentally fit?

Singing is a massive thing for me, it completely de-stresses me, and if I’m feeling low it never fails to give me a boost. The events I have been a part of with my choir have been amazing experiences. Reading is another big thing for chilling me out, I’m a real bookworm!  I also like to run, do yoga and pilates.

 

Q5. Who are your influencers?

Adriene Mishler, Victoria Adams, Michelle Obama

 

Q6. How do you keep up to date with the fast paced Tech evolution?

Wired keeps me up-to-date.

 

Q7. What is the best piece of advice you’ve ever been given?

Know when to tune out, you may end up making other people’s mistakes if you listen to too much of their advice.

 

Q8. What’s next for you?

A flash-mob in Swindon first thing tomorrow morning 😉

 

Thanks, Claire.

 

Next week it will be time to introduce you to Emma Davenport, Arkivum’s Marketing Manager.

Emma Davenport

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