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To celebrate International Women’s day, the women at Sphere Fluidics came together under the theme #InspireInclusion. It was a day filled with insightful and empowering discussions, providing us with an opportunity to deepen our connections across departments. We heard from two inspiring women within our team, who each shared their unique stories and achievements.

Meet Charlene-Louise, Operations Manager

I am the Operations Manager at Sphere Fluidics. I have been with the company for just over a year and I am lucky enough to work with an amazing team of people! After working in NHS and Biotech laboratories for over 20yrs, moving into an operations role was a good fit which allows me to use my experience to support my colleagues as the company grows.

I’ve spent many years researching and learning skills to allow me to spend my retirement off grid. Whilst most people think of retiring to warmer climates, I’m working on my ice fishing skills and I am currently preparing for a one-month trip hiking in the Smoky Mountains. I can’t wait to take some time out to go tubing down the Little Mississippi river and sleep under the stars.

Time at Sphere Fluidics: 1 Year+


Hobbies / Interests: Learning the harmonica, ice fishing, attending my daughter’s music concerts and going to gigs.

Highlighted Book: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, Rebecca Skloot. The book brings to life the legacy of a remarkable woman who would never know the significance of the scientific discoveries, that would be made from her tragedy  –  Hear a few words from the author here.

Work/home life balance is extremely important to me as a lone parent. The juggling act of work and parenting responsibilities has been challenging over the years. Thankfully, Sphere Fluidics have created a culture with hybrid and flexible working patterns which enable me to have a quality home life”.
Hobbies / Interests: Gym, long walks, movies, concerts, fashion & nutrition.


Future Aspirations? Being content with all life achievements and taking the time to appreciate all the work I have put in so far. Learn and develop myself into more artistic skills – I really want to get into pottery and create cute little things for my home.

Meet Amalia Matsi, Quality Control Technician

Born and raised in beautiful Greece but ethnically Albanian, my role within Sphere Fluidics as a QC Technician is responsible for testing and ensuring all our products are up to standard.

I used to work in pharmaceutical QC, so mainly cleanroom testing and environmental monitoring. I kind of stumbled across QC work as most people do and then came across the role with Sphere Fluidics on LinkedIn and applied! And here we are almost one year on and loving it!

-If you could invite any woman, past or present, to a dinner party to celebrate International Women’s Day, who would it be and why?  I would invite Jane Austen. I think she’s such an inspiring woman of our generation and her books have helped a lot of women with their coming of age, especially me. Growing up reading her books has had a huge impact of who I have become as a woman, but I also think she would have loved and appreciated women being celebrated for who they are and would’ve been so proud to see how far women have progressed!

“My greatest achievement would be purchasing a house! It is a dream come true for a long time and after constantly working full time and studying it felt like the fruits of my labor finally paid off. And getting my BSc is another one of my greatest achievements!”

View the photos from our wonderful International Women’s Day event

You can also catch-up on our previous spot light series blog posts, featuring two more inspiring women within Sphere Fluidics, Jess Hall – Field Application Scientist and Elena Shvets – Group Leader of Application Development.

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