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Women In Gousto

8th March is International Women’s Day, a chance to celebrate the strength of women around the world and to recognise how massively important it is for us all to strive for equality.

It’s an issue that means a great amount to us at Gousto. Last year, our founder Timo wrote a post on LinkedIn called ‘Why I Care About Equality‘, explaining why it’s so important to him that businesses and their leaders champion the value of equality.

To mark International Women’s Day today, Rina L Einy came to speak to the entire team at the Gousto HQ about equality in businesses. Rina is an Olympian and former GB tennis player who is one of the co-founders of a manufacturing business who make quality clothes from hugely respected brands from Hugo Boss to Barbour.

Today, we wanted to share a little more about just a few of the wonderful women who make up the Gousto team. We asked Ava, Sally, Mia, Jimena and Alice a few questions about who they are and what they do below – read their answers below:

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What do you do at Gousto?

Marketing Manager. I manage a variety of acquisition campaigns for Gousto such as offline advertising, building partnerships and growing our affiliate channel.

What does a normal day look like for you?

No day is the same at Gousto! Everyday is new and exciting, working with a fantastic team of people brainstorming innovative ideas of introducing people to Gousto and thus improving their lifestyles.

Why did you choose to work at Gousto? 

I have always wanted to work for a company where that I feel passionately about. Being able to work for a company that enables people to live a healthy lifestyle is very motivating. And I am a big foodie – I love cooking and exploring different cuisines.

If you could invite any 3 women (past, present or fictional) to a dinner party, who would you choose?

Michelle Obama
Princess Diana
Sheryl Sandberg

What recipe best describes you? 

Coriander chicken and spiced rice

Who is one of your role models, and why?

My mum – a perfectionist in whatever she does, a true example of being able to balance work and family, AND she’s a fantastic cook!!

 

Sallysally gousto

What’s your role at Gousto?

CFO (Chief Financial Officer) – I manage all of our finances including fundraising, investor relations, regular reporting, forecasting and ad hoc analysis & insight

What does a normal day at Gousto look like for you?

A normal day is very varied – I get involved in all aspects of the business from what we spend on food and packaging to our latest marketing campaign.

Why did you choose to work at Gousto?

I get to be part of building something really special which addresses a real need in customer’s lives. I can have a big impact in a short space of time and get to work with really great people who are all passionate about what they do.

If you could invite any 3 women (past, present or fictional) to a dinner party, who would you choose?

Rosalind Franklin
Ada Lovelace
Margaret Atwood

What recipe best describes you?

Carrot Soup – red hair 😉 – maybe with some croutons to give it a bit of substance

Who is one of your role models, and why?

My husband – he’s intelligent, funny, empathetic, kind, giving and always tries to do what’s right (sickening I know!!)

 

Miamia gousto

What do you do at Gousto?

I’m a Recipe Developer. I invent a handful of recipes each week, trial them and then style and shoot them.

What does a normal day look like for you?

The first thing I do when I come to work is check my emails and have a think about what I want to cook that day. Once I’ve figured out what recipe I want to create, I cook it and collect feedback from my colleagues. Provided everyone likes it, I formalise the recipe by re-cooking it, writing it and shooting the individual steps.

Why did you choose to work at Gousto?

I love food and knew that I needed to cook for a living to be happy. Gousto is all about passion for cooking and sharing that passion with as many people as possible. Fortunately, we’re also still growing really quickly which makes me feel like I’m able to make an impact as an individual contributor.

If you could invite any 3 women (past, present or fictional) to a dinner party, who would you choose?

Joni Mitchell
Elizabeth I
Melania Trump

What recipe best describes you? 

Rocket Salad!

Who is one of your role models, and why? 

Scarlett O’Hara, the lead woman in Margret Mitchell’s Gone With The Wind who famously concluded, ‘After all, tomorrow is another day.’ Scarlett is terribly spoilt and selfish, but when it comes down to it she works tirelessly, shows true loyalty and never gives up. If I had Scarlett’s determination and positive attitude, life could throw anything it wanted at me.

Jimenajimena gousto

What do you do at Gousto?

People Operations Manager. I manage Gousto HQ and everything that goes behind the scenes, I support the Gousto team with the tools they need to do and enjoy their jobs – and let’s not forget organisation of the best team parties!

I also manage all HR activities and the hiring process while helping Gousto to be compliant with UK laws. 

What does a normal day look like for you?

No day is like the other, there’s always new challenges, and the pace is very energetic. Lots of laughing out loud….that always makes my day.

Why did you choose to work at Gousto?

Because Gousto makes people’s lives better, we help families to be together, to cook and eat together… I think nowadays that is something that’s less and less common. Gousto is what both old and new generations needs – to go back to basics, to values, to communication, to family, to LOVE.

If you could invite any 3 women (past, present or fictional) to a dinner party, who would you choose? 

My grandma (dad’s side) because I never met her and everyone always said how amazing and talented she was, and how alike we look. She died when my dad was 5 years old, so I’d have loved for him to have a mum, he would have suffered less in life, and her love would have made him softer and happier.

My best friend from Argentina, Jose, because when I’m with her the conversation never ends and is deep and meaningful. Her company fulfils my soul.

With Frida Kahlo in her blue house in Mexico City. I would beg her to tell me all her stories…I found her fascinating, as strong as fragile, as feminine as masculine. To be who she was in her time was remarkable.

What recipe best describes you? 

An Argentinean BBQ! Fire, tenderness, intense flavours…talking about it makes me hungry!

Who is one of your role models, and why? 

We can learn from everyone, the more different they are to us the better. Kind hearts and people that put themselves in other people’s shoes are things I admire a lot. 

AliceAlice Gousto

What do you do at Gousto? 

Senior Data Analyst – Me and my fellow analysts work closely with various teams around the business to provide understanding of how and why metrics are behaving in a certain way.

What does a normal day look like for you? 

A day at Gousto tends to be a mix of meetings, planning and analysis with maybe a gym session in between. 

Why did you choose to work at Gousto?

I joined Gousto 2.5 years ago and rumour has it that in the interview I ‘begged’ for the job.

1. I fell in love with the whole concept and business
2. Food really excites me so wanted to work in a company with a product I can get behind.
3. The job on offer was exactly what I was looking for.

So far so good…

If you could invite any 3 women (past, present or fictional) to a dinner party, who would you choose?

Judi Dench – She’s all round amazing and is inarguably the best bond girl ever.
Joanna Lumley (as Patsy from AbFab) – A dinner party needs someone slightly controversial.
Enid Blyton – Utterly incredible imagination

What recipe best describes you? 

Spaghetti Carbonara – A bit of mess but surprisingly nice.

Who is one of your role models, and why?

My grandmother –  Hard working, independent, caring and graceful.


Happy International Women’s Day to women everywhere!