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Stories of Who We Are – Kirsty Britten

Every person has a unique story to tell. Stories about what motivates us and what inspires us are reflections of who we are. Stories of Who We Are takes a closer look at the people in the VMware community by featuring portraits and compelling narratives from the perspectives of our diverse employees from all across the globe.

Kristen Britten

Communications Intern

Staines, United Kingdom

“Communications is the glue of any business. We hold every function together and make sure visibility is maintained across the board. Communications is not just a professional role for me, it is also about developing myself personally and experiencing real life scenarios where I have to learn to read people. I am taught this skill at university as I study psychology, but I believe you can never truly excel at communications until you’re out there experiencing it firsthand.

Luckily for me, that sort of job suits me, as I am a very passionate and dedicated person. My passions drive me to give 110%, in everything I do. For example, I am especially passionate about equality. I started playing a heavily male-dominated sport whilst at university – rugby. Having wanted to play since I was 6, my younger self was always told things like ‘you’re too feminine to play rugby’ or as I got older it was ‘there’s no way YOU can play rugby’. This has taught me a lot about inequality within sport, which has only driven my passion for equality both professionally and personally. As a result of this, I have taken the initiative of beginning to get involved in working on our Power of Difference communications, and I can’t wait to become as involved as I can with it. The pursuit of gender equality only makes me play harder and work harder!”

 

Learn more about who we are at VMware:

https://careers.vmware.com/life-at-vmware

https://www.facebook.com/vmwarecareers/

https://www.youtube.com/user/VMwareCareers

 

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