My name is Clare Conroy. Some stuff you may or may not want to know about me…
- I am a reader not a listener and my signature strengths are creativity, ingenuity, and originality; and love of learning
- I help to organise TEDxCanberra
- I co-founded Doggo – an online directory of dog parks and beaches Australia-wide
- I am owned by a slightly crazy 6 year old kelpie-cross
- I am a new mum to daughter Ella and am on maternity leave until July 2014
- I am was training for my first half-marathon (until I over did it and busted my back, and then got pregnant). I can’t wait to start running again and my goal is now a regular 10km event
- I have a weak spot for chocolate and red wine
- I am
no longer anxious about my rapidly approaching 30th birthdayloving my 30s!
- I have qualifications in resource & environmental management (from the ANU) and human resource management (University of Canberra)
- I have lived in Canberra, Australia for 15 years (but Adelaide is my home-town)
- I take a photo of what I am doing at 8.36pm every night most nights
- I generally only read non-fiction (I think the last fiction book I read was about 6 years ago – it was the very good, but very depressing ‘Revolutionary Road’)
- When Harry Met Sally is my favourite movie of all time
- I like discussing/learning more about: social enterprise, positive psychology, future of work, feminism, innovation, entrepreneurship
- I am married to the lovely, super-smart and ever patient Jason
- I am a public servant and therefore should explicitly note that this is a personal blog. The views expressed are mine (or the originators of the content I repost) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Australian Government or any other individuals or organisations.
This site came about because I spend too much time on the web, read a lot of blogs, follow a few people on Twitter and listen to a number of podcasts, and I come across a lot of things that make me think, make me smile, inspire me, teach me or alleviate occasional boredom. I often rant and rave to my friends/family/colleagues/husband about the interesting stuff I find, so through this blog I’ll extend the reach of my rant a little further!
Thanks to Gavin Tapp for taking the photo of me at TEDxCanberra that appears on this site!