What advice would you give your younger self?
I would urge her to adopt a long-term career growth mindset and take risks with roles she might not have considered, especially when there is an opportunity for growth and development. Additionally, I’d stress the importance of figuring out “keystone habits” to help manage stress and build resilience. I’ve learned that my keystone habits are exercising in the morning, spending time outside on the weekends, and eating dinner with my family at least twice a week.
What’s the biggest risk you’ve ever taken?
I left a high-powered global role at a Fortune 100 company to build a marketing team at an unproven, smaller company. The opportunity forced me out of my comfort zone as I had to utilize my experience in a completely different world.
If you weren’t doing your current job, what would you be doing and why?
I enjoy working in fields where business and creativity intersect, which is why marketing is such a great fit for me. If I won the lottery tomorrow, I’d go to interior design school in London and start my own company.
What should the industry do to encourage more women and people of color into its ranks?
Actively mentoring and developing underrepresented populations—while also holding leadership accountable to diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I) goals in areas like recruiting, retention and succession—not only brings more diversity to the leadership ranks but also helps fuel innovation and customer success.