What advice would you give your younger self?
I wish I would have better understood my versatility sooner. I’ve now worked across multiple industries—from large companies to small, from public to private, and across many countries and cultures—and it has really just been over the last few years that I have begun to appreciate and lean into my versatility more, to be braver.
What’s the biggest risk you’ve ever taken?
There is no doubt that leaving the comfort and security of my executive role at BP to move back to the States and dive into running a startup was my biggest risk. I changed everything all at once, and I perceived at the time that it was about career and financial risk. However, through the journey I have discovered it was far more of an emotional risk; I was betting on myself and my capabilities, which felt a little daunting.
If you weren’t doing your current job, what would you be doing and why?
I think I would love to do executive coaching and sit on a couple of boards where I can tap into the variety of my experiences. For me, my work life is not separate from who I am personally and has been an essential vehicle in my own self-awareness journey. I enjoy exploring those insights with others and learning new ways to identify organizational patterns and flex your style and approach to achieve better outcomes.
What should the industry do to encourage more women and people of color into its ranks?
For me, that is the outcome, but it starts with what your brand stands for and how it flows through your culture. Super League has always been about lifting up everyday gamers and creators so inclusion and empowerment are in our DNA, and as a result, we attract a rich, diverse team and set of partners that mirror the rich diversity of the gaming community.