Ms. Gay Techie
4 years of IT consulting at a big4 followed by 2 years working in IT for a global CPG company. Started out as an analyst on public sector software development projects. Now managing all North American websites for a CPG company with over 40 brands, including running global technology projects that I coordinate with marketing teams.
Undergrad School: U.S. News #25-50 Public School
Undergrad Major: Economics and Information Systems
Age: 28, Ethnicity: Black or African American
Extracurriculars: Member of a LGBT Community Band, Scholarship Coordinator for minority LGBT students at a local non-profit, Leader of an LGBT Employee Resource Group at a fortune 500 company
Title: Digital Projects Manager
Company: Fortune 500
Length of Employment: 1 yr
Title: Senior Consultant
Company: Top Firm
Length of Employment: 2 yrs
Big Life Wins:
Personal Win: Escaped homelessness during high school caused by my parents’ drug addiction by working full time as a janitor while attending school. Professional Win: One of 3 winners of a global CIO/IT award at a Fortune 500 company for outstanding performance and business impact, resulting in an early promotion to manager level.
Post MBA Goal:
Leave IT and transition to marketing/brand management. I work with marketing all the time in my current role. It’s made me realize that I want to be making brand management decisions, not just supporting the business from IT. I’m been responsible for IT innovation now, and in the long-term, I want to use that experience in digital marketing.