International Women's Day is an opportunity to reflect on what has been achieved and what needs to be done to ensure equal opportunities and rights for all women. At Atlantia, we are proud to be building a workplace where women thrive, with 78% of our team made up of women.
We pride ourselves on the team we have built at Atlantia and recognise that the people we have onboard are central to the success of our organisation. To mark #IWD23 we want to celebrate and highlight all of our female employees and get to know five of them a little bit better...meet our Clinical Trials Coordinator, Sinead.
Tell us a bit about your role at Atlantia.
I started with Atlantia as a Clinical Trials Assistant just over a year ago, which involves working with participants volunteering on studies. I was recently promoted to a Clinical Trial Coordinator which holds more responsibility; I am more involved with the study sponsor update and I answer any queries that Clinical Trial Assistants may have. I find this field of work interesting as I’m learning a lot about different health populations and what products can alleviate symptoms of certain conditions. It’s a fast paced environment where you get hands on experience.
What do you enjoy most about working for Atlantia?
Atlantia has a great work environment, with friendly and easy going people. It is a place where everyone is happy to help if you have any questions, and you really feel like a valued member of the team. There is great opportunity for progression within the company as it is so fast paced, people learn and progress in their roles quickly. It’s motivating to see that happen.
What’s one bit of advice you would give someone who wants to enter your field of work?
Don’t be afraid of going for what you want but also know that some things take time! So if there is something you want to work on, be patient and an oppurtunity will come up. Once that chance is given, make sure that you jump straight in!
What’s the next place on your travel bucket list?
Next on my travel bucket list is the island of Madeira and then a quick flight to Lisbon! They are both located in Portugal but are very different places. Madeira is an island where you can hike or relax in the sea, and Lisbon is a busy, colourful city. I like the idea of seeing a few places at once. Last year, I did a little tour of Italy, stopping in Milan, Lake Como, Cinque Terre, Florence and Pisa. I covered them in a short space of time but it was so worth it, and has been my favourite travel experience so far!
If you had to eat one meal every day for the rest of your life, what would it be?
If I was to eat one meal every day for the rest of my life it would probably be overnight oats as you can have them at any time of the day and add in any fruits or anything extra in to change it up!
Next: Meet the team: Medical Study Manager, Onthatile.