While at the 4As as the SVP of Talent and Inclusion, I led the 4A’s Foundations team. We had discussions with the AEF about how to collaborate on key university initiatives as we were aiming to educate students, professors and career counselors about the marketing and advertising field.. The combination of the two most prominent trade organizations ANA and 4As coming together to solve systemic issues and to change the trajectory of these industries gives me some encouragement.
When I became the head of HR and Talent at an agency, the Founder of the company and I met to discuss how to “do HR” in an environment that held creativity and their culture so close. His first and most valuable piece of advice for me was to not worry about fitting in. He asked me to do the opposite. It was in that moment that I knew he wanted me to bring all parts of who I am to the company and that would ultimately be the benefit to the people working there.
Evolving traditional HR practices into more progressive, more human and more purposeful people practices. I love analyzing problems, diagnosing and drawing insights from them in order to create large-scale organizational change. Although a long process that takes time to see the result, it is so fulfilling to drive workplace changes and to hear the impact changes have on people.