Released On 16 August 2022
Meet the WLC Team: Jemma Anning
In our latest interview with the WorkLife Central team, we get to know Events Manager, Jemma Anning. We hear about some of her career highlights to date, what her role encompasses and what she likes best about the WorkLife Central programme.
WLC: Jemma, please start by telling us about your background, and how you found your way to the WorkLife Central team?
JA: I’m an Events Organiser and prior to the pandemic I worked on large scale Conferences and Exhibitions. My work organising events has taken me all over the World - from a Natural Gas Vehicle show in Denver, to a Fashion retail event in London, to a Coil Winding show in Shanghai, to an Oil and Gas event in Abuja. Due to the pandemic, the world of events changed dramatically and everything moved online. I wanted to keep up with the changes and learn how to run online events, I spotted the role at WorkLife Central and it seemed like the perfect fit.
WLC: Tell us about your role: what do you do for WorkLife Central and what do you like most about your job?
JA: I’m an Event Manager at WorkLife Central, working on our portfolio of Live online events including talks, workshops and peer support groups, covering a wide variety of topics, including careers, families, inclusion, wellbeing and workplace. I also run WorkLife Central’s In-House offering, where we deliver content tailored to individual organisations.
There are lots of reasons why I love my job, but the main one would probably be because I feel like I am always learning. The content is interesting, exciting and relatable and I leave every day feeling more positive and more informed.
WLC: Tell us something that people might not know about you?
JA: I was in a tv documentary on Channel 4 about Education in Cambodia
WLC: How do you look after your own wellbeing?
JA: Walking my dog Pepper gives me space to think and digest the day
WLC: What’s your favourite part of the WorkLife Central programme?
JA: The families content - as a mum of two young children, I’ve picked up loads of useful advice on positive parenting which has really worked.