Wilma loves superheroes. When she and her girlfriends head out to the movies there’s normally an argument. While they prefer romance films, Wilma will always choose ‘Spiderman’ and ‘The Avengers’ over ‘Endless Love.’
But her favourite character is Superman. If she were to become a superhero herself, that’s who she’d choose. ‘But as the suit wouldn’t fit, I’d have to be Superwoman’ she joked.
And that speaks volumes about Wilma. Married for over 20 years, Wilma lives in Manila with her two sons, aged 18 and 3. Her husband commutes to Abu Dhabi for work, so Wilma holds the fort at home. By day she’s Online Consulting’s Content Manager – by night she’s Supermum.
Wilma’s secret is being a good listener. She needs to be, because her role at OC is both as a Client Liaison and Quality Control. She works with the development team in India to review the content produced – and is charged with ensuring it matches clients’ needs. She studied as a pharmacist undergraduate before switching to programing, and she spent 12 years as a school administrator – so her command of written and spoken English is excellent. She’s also a great communicator – using her listening skills to patiently understand what people from different cultures are saying. As she puts it “When we talk, we need to meet in the middle.”
Wilma’s goal is to enhance OC’s web development and copy output – to ensure it meets the highest standards. Then she liaises with clients to make sure it meets their needs. All in a day’s work for a Superhero!
Apart from socialising with her girlfriends and catching the occasional adventure movie, Wilma’s passion is basketball and wrestling. While girls at school were busy playing with make up, she’d be wrestling with the boys.
So next time you’re chatting to Wilma about your web project, make sure you ask her about what it’s like to be a superhero!
“To infinity and beyond…”