“Don’t be afraid to start at the bottom, and work your way to the top. Don’t be above any task… and do something that you genuinely care about.”
Meet Marketing/Event Coordinator & GirlCrew Vancouver member, Julie Angeletti
Here at GirlCrew HQ we love to hear about our members putting their skills and talents to good use, and helping a very worthy cause. After chatting with Julie Angeletti, from GirlCrew Vancouver, it was clear that her story is another great example of GirlCrew kicking ass!
As a child, Julie really wanted to be a radio announcer, so she got a job working at the local radio station as an intern. “I’m naturally quite extroverted and sociable, so I excelled on their events team, and decided to switch careers.”
Jumping in with both feet, she eventually graduated from the John Molson School of Business in Montreal with a marketing degree, but like so many graduates she had had enough of the books and decided to take the summer off to travel the west coast of Canada. “I loved the ocean and mountain views so much, I decided to stay in [Vancouver], and landed what I think is my absolute dream job!”
Currently working as the marketing/event coordinator for Team Toby, Julie gets to work on an inspiring project every day; as the aim of the project is to foster kindness and compassion within school kids through a programme of in-school activities and presentations. Julie started working with the organisation part time connecting with businesses all over Canada to jump on board with the “Twoonies for Team Toby” campaign.
“This fundraiser aims to provide youth leadership presentations by Charmaine Hammond and her dog Toby, with a portion of the proceeds going towards local animal shelters. Our first tour was quite successful, and my role blossomed into planning a North American Million Acts of Kindness tour, where my role primarily consists of sponsorship marketing.” So, if you’re a GirlCrewer on the far side of the pond be sure to keep your eyes peeled for Toby and the team as the tour is set to launch September 2015!
1. What is the best thing about your role?
I get to experience every aspect of running a business…. without the risk. My role has grown so much since I have started, that I am now developing skills I never thought I’d develop in the first place! I have a hand in almost everything. I am also making some amazing contacts, and have amazing mentors. I am constantly learning and growing as a person. I also have the luxury of working anywhere there’s a wifi connection, which doesn’t hurt 🙂
2. What did you find most challenging about it?
There are so many moving parts to a 2-month long, North American tour it is hard to keep focused on certain tasks. All the planning is done between Charmaine and me, so, as you can understand, the work does add up!
3. What is your proudest work related achievement to date?
One of our biggest goals for the tour was to find a camper/RV partner to sponsor an RV for the entire length of the tour. We had met with a sales rep back in January, and thanks to some warm leads and great connections, we are now in the final stages of the proposal! We are awaiting confirmation for the camper by the end of the month. From not having any experience in sponsorship marketing, securing a $15,000 camper sponsor will be a definite milestone in my career.
4. What would be your one tip to others who want to get involved in this industry?
It’s all about getting the experience, and learning from it. Don’t be afraid to start at the bottom, and work your way to the top. Don’t be above any task. Show your employer that are motivated and want to succeed. Hard work pays off. And finally, do something that you genuinely care about.
5. What would be your motto in life, and in work?
You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take. -Wayne Gretzky
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