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Meet the L Marks Team: Rowena Greenwood

With Lloyd’s Lab in full swing, today we’re catching up with the newest member of the Lloyd’s Lab team – our Programme Associate, Rowena Greenwood:

 

Before joining L Marks, I…

I was born in the UK but we moved to Australia for a while when I was little. I now live in London and I graduated from Durham University in Biomedical Sciences in 2019. Whilst at university I took a module on biological enterprise, where the students had to be the entrepreneurs and pitch to “dragons”. This is where I grew my passion for entrepreneurship and the life sciences. After university I moved to London and have been working for L Marks for just over four months now, so am still the newbie!

 

My role at L Marks involves…

I am the Programme Associate for the Lloyd’s Lab programme that L Marks runs. The role involves scoring new insurtech applications to our lab, organising events like our Pitch Day and Demo Days, onboarding and building relationships with our new teams and on the whole helping the startups to make the most out of the lab!

 

I would describe my work to a 5-year-old by saying…

I help young companies grow up into adult ones…I think that’s close enough to what I do!

 

I love working at L Marks because…

I love how diverse my work is! No two days are the same. There is always something new going on with each part of the programme or even launching a new programme. I am one of the newest additions to the L Marks team so I suppose I have been thrown in at the deep end a little bit working on our largest accelerator programme with Lloyd’s. But the L Marks team and my Programme Manager, Lucy, have been so helpful and supportive. I feel like I’m learning at 100 miles/minute!

 

My worst work habit is…

One that I have developed lately…checking out people’s houses in the background of their Zoom calls! Yes, I am just a tad nosey!

 

Since joining L Marks I am most proud of…

I think with all of the recent events of Covid-19 everything seems to have been tipped upside down and finding your feet at a new job whilst working from home is a lot to process. But I think we have coped well at L Marks and are still delivering top notch programmes, albeit virtually now! So I am most proud of how Lucy and I have delivered a full 10 week programme from the comfort of our own sofas!

 

Before logging on I…

Lately I have taken up running, my absolutely most hated thing, as a way to stay active and get out of the house whilst being in lockdown. Although it has made me feel better it also means I wake up aching all over. So I have started doing some stretches and yoga in the mornings before logging on to start the work day!

 

I spend most of my day…

Checking in with my teams and their mentors who are all part of the Lloyd’s Lab. I have weekly catch ups with my teams to see how they are progressing and how I can help. Lately, I have also been helping to plan the next cohort for the Lloyd’s Lab which will be tailored towards Covid-19 insurtech solutions!

 

When I log off I…

I like to go for a run, it helps me switch off from the work day when working from home. I also like to cook and have recently been attempting some new recipes to spice up lockdown! If I am not doing either of those things I like to chat to my friends or watch Netflix.

5th June 2020

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