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International Women’s Day

Meet the Women of Rococo

We love having a predominantly female senior management team here at Rococo. We thought this was a great chance for them to introduce themselves and for you to find out a little more about them!

Simone

Simone is our Business Development Manager.

What is your favourite Rococo product?

The classic Fresh Collection, Caramelised Macadamia and Hazelnuts or the Rose and Violet Creams. I can’t possibly choose, sorry!

Who is a woman who inspires you and why?

My badass, feminist society running sister Penny, who is paving the way for an equal future for everyone.

Who is your favourite female TV or film character?

Villanelle from Killing Eve.

If you had a superpower what would it be?

Time travel, I would want to see the future space colonies as much as I’d want to see ancient Rome or the roaring 20s.

If you could meet anyone, living or dead, who would it be?

Cleopatra or Stephen Hawking so I could bother her with my various questions on ancient Egypt and him with my various questions about Space.

Quickfire Questions

Cats or Dogs: Dogs

Chips or crisps: Crisps

Ketchup or mayonnaise: Neither

Museums or art galleries: Both!

Salt & Vinegar or Cheese & Onion: Cheese & Onion

Tea or coffee: Coffee but Yorkshire tea comes close

Instagram or Twitter: Insta

Red wine or white wine: Red wine

Winter or summer: Winter

City living or country living: City

TV series or book: Love a book, but I will always be swayed by a good documentary

City holiday or beach holiday: City

Cookies or brownies: Cookies

Theatre or cinema: Theatre

Pasta or pizza: Pasta

Homecooked meal or takeaway: Homecooked

Night out or night in: Night out

 

Ciana

Ciana is our Marketing and Brand Manager.

What is your favourite Rococo product?

Always Rococo Fresh! I’m really excited for our new summer collection – Strawberries and Cream is a huge summer favourite of mine. For munching it’s Dusted Scorched Almonds and I’m also very proud of our Period Egg with is raising money for the charity Bloody Good Period.

Who is a woman who inspires you and why?

My Granny who continued to work after getting married despite the fact this wasn’t allowed in Ireland at the time (https://www.ictu.ie/blog/2019/10/14/the-marriage-bar-a-ban-on-employing-married-women/) which paved the way for women behind her. Unfortunately, her employer wouldn’t let her keep working once she had children.

Who is your favourite female TV or film character?

Buffy Summers from Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

If you had a superpower what would it be?

I’d like to be able to pause, rewind and fast-forward time.

If you could meet anyone, living or dead, who would it be?

I get a bit freaked out by famous people, so I think I’d rather just have a last conversion with my granny.

Quickfire Questions

Cats or Dogs: Dogs

Chips or crisps: Chips

Ketchup or mayonnaise: Mayo

Museums or art galleries: Galleries

Salt & Vinegar or Cheese & Onion: Salt and Vinegar

Tea or coffee: Coffee but I’d murder for a cup of Barry’s tea (it’s an Irish favourite, and reminds me of home)

Red wine or white wine: White – preferably with bubbles

Winter or summer: Summer

City living or country living: Country

TV series or book: Books I read a lot, I read 200 books last year.

City holiday or beach holiday: Beach

Cookies or brownies: Brownies – Especially Rococo’s ones!

Theatre or cinema: Theatre

Pasta or pizza: Pasta

Homecooked meal or takeaway: Homecooked

Night out or night in: Night out

 

Claire

Claire is our Head of Finance and Planning

What is your favourite Rococo product?

Banoffee Pie Caramel from the Fresh range.

Who is a woman who inspires you and why?

Jameela Jamil for her various activism.

Who is your favourite female TV or film character?

Moira Rose from Schitt’s Creek (I want her wardrobe).

If you had a superpower what would it be?

Teleportation.

If you could meet anyone, living or dead, who would it be?

David Attenborough.

Quickfire Questions

Cats or Dogs: Cats

Chips or crisps: Crisps

Ketchup or mayonnaise: Ketchup

Museums or art galleries: Art Gallery

Salt & Vinegar or Cheese & Onion: Salt & Vinegar

Tea or coffee: Coffee

Instagram or Twitter: Instagram

Red wine or white wine: Red

Winter or summer: Summer

City living or country living: City living

TV series or book: TV series

City holiday or beach holiday: Beach holiday

Cookies or brownies: Brownies

Theatre or cinema: Theatre

Pasta or pizza: Pizza

Homecooked meal or takeaway: Takeaway

Night out or night in: Night out (post lockdown I’m never staying in ever again).

 

Crystal

Crystal is our Retail Operations Manager

What is your favourite Rococo product?

Dusted Scorched Almonds.

Who is a woman who inspires you and why?

My Grandmother. She raised 5 children, 16 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. She was promised and married at 16, however after marrying she never let anyone tell her what to do. Her courageous mind empowered her to be brave when times were difficult, her compassionate nature allowed her to be a listener for people around her. She gave me the strength to be whoever I wanted to be without any judgement or criticism.

Who is your favourite female TV or film character?

Miranda Hobbs from Sex and the City. Miranda always has her friends back, career driven, openly talks about sex and work/life balance with a child. Boss Woman!!!

If you had a superpower what would it be?

Teleportation – freedom of movement.

If you could meet anyone, living or dead, who would it be?

My Grandad (I never met him) – I would want to spend the day listening to his stories of travelling and tales of him in the Indian army.

OR

Amy Winehouse – Rebellious nature, mind-blowing stories and unapologetically herself.

Quickfire Questions

Cats or Dogs: Dogs

Chips or crisps: Chips

Ketchup or mayonnaise: Ketchup

Museums or art galleries:  Museums

Salt & Vinegar or Cheese & Onion: Cheese and Onion

Tea or coffee: Coffee

Instagram or Twitter: IG

Red wine or white wine: Red

Winter or summer: Summer

City living or country living: Country

TV series or book: TV Series

City holiday or beach holiday: City

Cookies or brownies: Brownies

Theatre or cinema: Theatre

Pasta or pizza: Pizza

Homecooked meal or takeaway: Homecooked

Night out or night in: Night in

 

Louise

Louise is our Retail & Customer Experience Manager

What’s your favourite Rococo product?

Blonde Artisan Bar.

Who is a woman who inspires you and why?

My mother – throughout her life journey of having children with many obstacles and tough times she has always managed to ride the roller-coaster and not let fear get in the way and still be the hard working nurse of looking after others!

Who is your favourite female TV or film character?

Wonder Woman.

If you had a superpower what would it be?

Time Travel.

If you could meet anyone, living or dead, who would it be?

Nikola Tesla.

Quickfire Questions

Cats or Dogs: Cats

Chips or crisps: Crisps

Ketchup or mayonnaise: Mayo

Museums or art galleries: Museums

Salt & Vinegar or Cheese & Onion: Salt & Vinegar

Tea or coffee: Tea

Instagram or Twitter: Insta

Red wine or white wine: Red Wine

Winter or summer: Spring? lol

City living or country living: Country Living

TV series or book: TV Series

City holiday or beach holiday: City Holiday

Cookies or brownies: Cookies

Theatre or cinema: Cinema

Pasta or pizza: Pasta

Homecooked meal or takeaway: Homecooked

Night out or night in: Night In

 

Mireille

Mireille is our Head Chocolatier.

What is your favourite Rococo product?

Fresh Chocolate Collection.

Who is a woman who inspires you and why?

My friend Laurance Sessou. Her work of supporting women through community building, body awareness and empowerment. Her sensitivity and the clarity of her work is incredible.

Who is your favourite female TV or film character?

Cate Blanchett.

If you had a superpower what would it be?

To Fly.

If you could meet anyone, living or dead, who would it be?

Freddie Mercury.

Quickfire Questions

Cats or Dogs: Dogs

Chips or crisps: Popcorn

Ketchup or mayonnaise: Ketchup

Museums or art galleries: Museums

Salt & Vinegar or Cheese & Onion: Salt & Vinegar

Tea or coffee: Coffee

Instagram or Twitter: Insta

Red wine or white wine: White

Winter or summer: Winter

City living or country living: Country Living

TV series or book: Book

City holiday or beach holiday: Beach hols

Cookies or brownies: Brownies

Theatre or cinema: Cinema

Pasta or pizza: Pizza

Homecooked meal or takeaway: Homecooked

Night out or night in: Night in

 

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