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International Women’s Day 2021

Meet the women working at Ponderosa

For International Women’s Day, spotlight on all the amazing women working here at Ponderosa! Across all departments, these women play a huge part in making sure we deliver outstanding work for our clients. Scroll down to find out more about them 👇

Orlaith Arnold

Job title 💻 

Finance assistant 

What you wanted to do as a kid 🍦 

I wanted to be an ice cream lady with my own Mr Whippy van

Something about you ✨ 

I am good at is Irish dancing as I did it for 9 years


Ella Garrett  

Job title 💻 

Social Media Manager

What you wanted to do as a kid 🍦 

Events planner 

Something about you ✨ 

I went to China by myself last minute when I was 19 to teach English for a month.I had never travelled alone and I didn't know the language at all. I absolutely loved it! 

I still do love events planning and I have volunteered with St Leonards Hospice, York Mind and the Wistow Scarecrow Festival to help manage events 

and run their social media.

Sophie Woodward

Job title 💻 

Digital Project Manager

What you wanted to do as a kid 🍦 

Interior Designer or Archaeologist

Something about you ✨ 

I like to think I'd make a great Interior Designer and love tinkering around with the decor of my flat. 

I'm also a complete neat freak, do NOT mess with my desk, there'll be trouble... 

I'm absolutely obsessed with ALL the trashy shows on Bravo and try to keep it a secret, but guess I've just busted myself!

Natasha Hodgson

Job title 💻 

Account Executive

What you wanted to do as a kid 🍦 

Work in Music PR

Something about you ✨ 

I'm quite a good cook. I'm proud of my degree & my house. People probably wouldn't know that I've met Mumford & Sons.

Sophie Munton

Job title 💻

Head of Marketing & New Business

What you wanted to do as a kid 🍦 

A Pharmacist

Something about you ✨ 

Most people don't know that I was a volunteer at the 2012 Olympic games in London. I was part of the 

International Relations team and looked at the Cypriot Minister and his family. I got to go to all the venues 

and see tons of games but most importantly help to represent London to the rest of the world. 

It was a very proud moment for me!

Amy Jones

Job title 💻 

Account Manager

What you wanted to do as a kid 🍦 

A vet as I love animals but soon realised science wasn't my thing!

Something about you ✨ 

I was born in Hong Kong and lived there till I was 17 and I'm a keen rugby player! 

Olivia Forsyth

Job title 💻 

Account Manager 

What you wanted to do as a kid 🍦 

Musical Theatre actress 

Something about you ✨ 

Getting a first at uni was something I never thought I could do 

Sara-Jane Jackson

Job title 💻 

Digital Project Manager

What you wanted to do as a kid 🍦 

Work at Disneyworld

Something about you ✨ 

I'm good at being a team player, I'm a proud Mum raising 2 feminists...a thoughtful, sensitive and kind boy and a strong, fierce and funny girl. 

Not many people know that I worked at Disneyworld :) 

Polly Woodvine

Job title 💻 

Account Director

What you wanted to do as a kid 🍦 

I wanted to make and sell cookies 

Something about you 

I'm a good friend. I hate baked beans 

Becky Gleave

Job title 💻 

Account Director

What you wanted to do as a kid 🍦 

Architect  

Something about you 

I can deadlift double my bodyweight!  

Louise Swain

Job title 💻 

Finance Manager

What you wanted to do as a kid 🍦 

PE Teacher 

Something about you 

I was always good at sports and was in school teams for netball and rounders. 

Sam Parkes

Job title 💻 

Brand Strategist

What you wanted to do as a kid 🍦 

As a kid I wanted to be a Vet 

Something about you 

I dance bachata 

Alice Walker

Job title 💻 

Senior Social Media Executive 

What you wanted to do as a kid 🍦 

Fashion designer 

Something about you 

I'm quite a crafty person, love to paint, draw and create! 


Grace Warren

Job title 💻 

Social Media Manager

What you wanted to do as a kid 🍦 

Midwife

Something about you 

I'm fluent (ish) in French and can speak (very) basic Spanish and Italian

Lizzie Slater

Job title 💻 

Junior Social Media Executive

What you wanted to do as a kid 🍦 

Wedding dress designer 

Something about you 

I'm proud of my ability to put myself out there and always try something new! 

Hollie Phimister

Job title 💻 

Senior Digital Account Manager

What you wanted to do as a kid 🍦 

Anything to do with animals! Me and my twin brother used to build Lego houses for woodlice when we were kids...

maybe that’s where my obsession with animals started. Although I am NOT a fan of creepy crawlies these days!

Something about you 

I used to compete nationally in Rhythmic Gymnastics and was once a British Champion :)

Jenny Barton

Job title 💻 

Senior Creative Copywriter

What you wanted to do as a kid 🍦 

I really don't remember. I only remember when I left uni I wanted to be Gwyneth Paltrow in Sliding Doors. 

Not the dead bit, the fact she worked in PR and her cropped hairdo. 

Something about you 

I'm a black belt in papier mache


Karen Woowat

Job title 💻 

Senior Art Director

What you wanted to do as a kid 🍦 

Fashion Designer

Something about you 

I've designed (and sewn badly) a few outfits for the odd occasion 

Sasha Zahra

Job title 💻 

Account Executive

What you wanted to do as a kid 🍦 

Ballerina/writer

Something about you 

I write my mum a poem every year on her birthday 

Ellie Rowe

Job title 💻 

Designer 

What you wanted to do as a kid 🍦 

Interior design

Something about you 

I travel by myself 



Ashlee Drake

Job title 💻 

Account Manager

What you wanted to do as a kid 🍦 

Very original but I wanted to be a Princess, pretty much turned out that way metaphorically

Something about you 

I'm super proud of my *nearly* 4 years at Ponderosa! My longest commitment ever 

and I've loved every part of the rollercoaster... Does that make me a Princess of the agency?  

Adeline Deseyne

Job title 💻 

Social Media Manager 

What you wanted to do as a kid 🍦 

I wanted to work in politics/political communication and PR, even graduated from a political sciences degree! 

Something about you 

I ran my first ever half marathon recently! Quite an achievement, since I couldn't 3k without dying six month prior

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