The People of 195 is a content series that showcases the interesting, creative and all-round cool people that make up oneninefive.
Let’s get to know Malinda..
What’s your name? Malinda Griffin
When did you join ONF? July, 2021
What’s one thing that surprised you about working at ONF? How fun, diverse and curious my colleagues are. I am learning so much.
What led you to this industry? A passion for evidence-based problem solving. One of the best things about running a People function is the application of learnings across industries and sectors. I’m a huge fan of analogies and while each business and its people are unique, there are some incredible parallels. I bring to demand gen experience of diverse people challenges from the worlds of documentary film, museums, luxury travel, international charities, and big tech.
What’s your hobby or passion project outside of work? I am the shortest but most enthusiastic member of a local London basketball team. I volunteer at Soho’s only remaining state school and am passionate about engaging kids of all backgrounds in science, math and taking care of personal finance. I geek out on anything related to the future of work- from tech to identity & meaning to how jobs are changing for humans. I also help raise a small human, which is definitely a passion project outside of work.
What’s your favorite way to unwind after a busy day? Basketball (playing), Spurs match (watching/weeping), or behavioural economics podcast (listening/sipping a deep, bold red).
What did you want to be when you were younger? A baker, diplomat and flying superhero.
All at once, apparently.
How are you finding the work from anywhere lifestyle? Splendid and frustrating all in one breath. I love the flexibility and freedom of work from anywhere but miss the spontaneous buzz of others in one room, sometimes. Bring on proper hybrid working!
What trend do you hope makes a comeback? Reading printed paper books.
What’s a trip that changed you, and why? Each and every one. I’ve lived and worked in 6 countries and counting, so my current stable life in central London is actually the trip of a lifetime.
Quick Fire Q’s
What are you watching on Netflix right now? Squid Game. I have to look away (a lot) but I’m transfixed. Game theory, Stanford prison experiment, every war that’s ever been and a twisted take on the Hunger Games? Somebody stop me.
What’s one song that you’re embarrassed to admit you like? One Shot by Eminem. It’s the only song I can run to.
What’s one song that isn’t played enough? Feeling Good by Nina Simone.
Sand or Snow? Which would you prefer to holiday? Snow. I’m a Canadian Rockies girl at heart.
One meal for the rest of your life, what would it be? Truffle mash. Are you seriously going to suggest that’s not a meal?!
How do you like your eggs? Over easy.