Chicago – March Member of the Month: Alex Wright, Product Marketing Manager, Publicis Media
By She Runs It
Hometown? Putnam, IL
Current job title and company? Product Marketing Manager, Publicis Media
Describe your career journey. In college, I interned at Philips as a Marketing Communications Intern and later at BASF as a Plant Science Market Research Intern in Germany. After college, I worked at Conversant, a programmatic media company, and was part of their first-ever rotational program where I learned four separate job functions including Sales, Account Management, Media Ops and Campaign Management/Publisher Integrations. I was ultimately drawn to the dynamic and technical nature of the Publisher Integrations team.
Next, I joined Publicis Media’s Data, Tech and Innovation practice (previously VivaKi) on the Media Tech Strategies team, which allowed me to research programmatic industry topics, learn countless ad tech vendor offerings, and explore up-and-coming programmatic trends. After two years, I transitioned into Product Marketing where I support the products we develop through market research and content creation.
Which three words would you use to describe your personality? Approachable, Curious, Committed
What committees/programs are you involved in with She Runs It? I’m on the Mentoring Committee and also serve as a mentor and a mentee!
How has participating in the mentoring program and the committee helped with your own personal and career development?
As a new member of She Runs It, joining the mentoring program and committee has shown me that you can make an impact in a short time! Attending events can be daunting if you don’t know anyone else in the organization. Actively taking a role on the mentoring committee has allowed me to build relationships within the community and grow my self-confidence to make even more connections.
Name a woman who inspires you and why.
Jane Goodall – She defines compassion and selflessness. She is unwavering in her passion to protect the environment and the animals that cannot protect themselves.
What are the top 3 member benefits that you feel are important for someone considering joining the organization?
She Runs It truly cares about its members and strives to build a strong community of women that pull each other up. There are so many tangible benefits of the organization but here are my top three:
- A community full of encouragement and support
- Mentoring Program
- Loan Relief Program