LAUNCHING:
KIMBERLY D'GAMA

Company:

Lickalix /  Eat Me Drink Me

THE BIG QUESTIONS

WHAT IS YOUR PROFESSIONAL TITLE?

Event Manager / Market Coordinator.

WHAT DO YOU DO ON A DAY-TO-DAY BASIS?

Source suitable events for Lickalix, apply, organise stock, staff, write briefs, supervise and work at the events and festivals / research traders, process traders, invoice traders, manage all trader conversations and on the day running of the market.

WHAT DID YOU WANT TO DO WHEN YOU WERE A CHILD AND WHAT CHANGED?

I wanted to run the world, absolutely nothing has changed!

WHAT ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS DO YOU HAVE?

BA International Business; Business Management.

WHAT’S THE BEST CAREER ADVICE YOU’VE EVER BEEN GIVEN?

Probably from my dad, just work as hard as possible, and work honestly.

WHO IS YOUR ROLE MODEL AND WHY?

I don’t really have one specific person. I have admired a lot of people over time Rosa Parks, Anne Frank, Frida Khalo, Barack Obama.

WHAT IS THE BEST THING ABOUT YOUR CURRENT WORKING ENVIRONMENT?

I work for a small business, we’re like a close knit family. I feel comfortable enough to share my personal life with them and that’s a big deal for me!

WHAT WOULD YOU CHANGE ABOUT YOUR DAILY WORK ROUTINE IF YOU COULD AND WHERE DO YOU SEE YOURSELF IN 5 YEARS' TIME?

Right now, I would live close to my work & work out more. In 5 years I would like to have my own business.

DO YOU FEEL YOU CAN BE THE SAME PERSON AT WORK AND IN PRIVATE?

Semi the same person, I have to be a little more serious at work.

WHERE AND IN WHAT ROLES ARE WOMEN IN THE LEADERSHIP STRUCTURE AT YOUR COMPANY?

We’re all women in the company, so power to the women!

DOES DIVERSITY MATTER TO YOU?

Absolutely. Coming into the UK as an immigrant, I love to bring my culture into a company/environment that might not know much about it. I also really enjoy learning about other cultures and having them represented in the workplace. 

This summer I had the pleasure of hiring with a guy who had a hearing impairment. He taught me so much about the hearing impaired and it was actually quite revolutionary to learn about this completely different community.

HOW GOOD IS YOUR WORK LIFE BALANCE?

Not the best, I do work a lot and I feel like I’m always running around after something. It is something I am working on this year.

WHAT QUALITIES DOES BEING IN YOUR ROLE NECESSITATE?

Organisation!

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