Member Spotlight: Zoe Wallace, Director – Agent AcademyWednesday, 16th December 2020
Each week we get to find out a little more about one of our members. This week it’s Zoe Wallace, Director – Agent Academy…
- Favourite quote or saying?
“We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty.” Maya Angelou
- Career highlight?
My entire career at Agent Academy has been a highlight! Every day we are creating opportunities for more and more young people and the feel-good factor of that is off the scale.
- Why do you love pro-manchester?
From the perspective of a business coming into Greater Manchester, pro-manchester has echoed my experience of the Greater Manchester business community as a whole.
It’s the positive, open and collaborative approach that’s so helpful and welcoming.
- What are you reading at the moment?
I’ve just finished Girl, Woman, Other by Bernardine Evaristo. I loved every word.
- What are you watching at the moment?
I’m watching Utopia which is from 2014 but eerily so 2020 esq.
- Favourite meeting place in Manchester?
Day-to-day, I’d go for meeting up at Union House, that’s where we’re based!
I’m also a big fan of The Foundation Coffee House and you can’t beat a Rice and Three Curries from This and That.
- Favourite lockdown activity?
My lockdown-puppy, Marlo, has certainly kept me busy. She’s usually at my side.
- Most creative meal that you cook.
I’m not sure about creative but perfecting the Sunday roast is a big part of my weekly routine. Using the freshest, local, organic ingredients makes all the difference.
- Most creative thing you’ve seen on a video call during the lockdown.
I still haven’t recovered from networking events on Zoom where you get matched to someone and they just appear on your screen. Scary but really good. I love using Miro to come up with ideas with the young people we work with.
- Most mundane task you’ve completed since being in lockdown?
House training my new puppy Marlo was so draining. We live in an apartment, so I was literally up and down the stairs so much. Thankfully we had the weather on our side, I wouldn’t have coped otherwise.
- Do you write a blog that you’d like us to share?
You can keep up to date with exciting Agent Academy news here: https://bit.ly/AgentAcademyPress
- What are you looking forward to doing again the most after lockdown?
Going on holiday. I can’t wait to be somewhere warm, have time out, great food and drinks and time to recharge!