July Member of the Month, Gabrielle Faulkner, Communications Designer, Initiative
By She Runs It
How long have you been a She Runs It Member?
I’ve been a SheRunsit Member since November 2017
Which three words would you use to describe yourself and why?
Fabulous, Generous, Daring. I like to push myself to be outside of my comfort zone in order to be constantly growing.
How has She Runs It impacted your career?
I’ve utilized the She Runs It directory to help in my preliminary job search to reach contacts at the companies that I was interviewing for. I’ve also made some great connections and friends throughout the city. She Runs It made my transition to Chicago much better!
Which She Runs It event(s) would you recommend to someone unfamiliar with the organization and why?
C-Suite Meetings are my favorite! It’s so great to hear the inspiring career story of some great women. I think it’s a great way to start the morning!
What is a recent career success that you are proud of?
I recently was selected to represent Initiative at the ColorComm Conference. Me and 2 other Initiative ladies will be travelling to Miami for a 3 day conference dedicated to women of color in advertising and marketing.
Name a woman who inspires you and why?
My She Runs It mentor, Anna Gomez. Her dedication to her career is a great story to learn from. She is also a well-rounded woman outside of the office and so inspiring.