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Find out what inspires our Sales team trio! Our interview with Audra, Deena, and Shamar shed light on how we empower each other as women in the workplace!

Interview conducted and condensed by
JENNI BOJANIN & NICOLE NORRIS

AUDRAS INTERVIEW

Q. What inspires you?
A. Personally, the capacity to create social change as a society.

Q. What is something you learned the hard way?
A. Sometimes you learn the hard way that less is more and you always have to put your health first.

Q. What do you hope to see within yourself while at victorious?
A. How other companies operate and function at a higher level. I hope to take all of the industry knowledge and apply that knowledge base in my skillset.

Q. What is your favorite memory at Victorious?
A. Victorious is very unique compared to other companies. Victorious maintains respect within the community. One of my favorite things we do at Victorious is our Monday morning talks about values and what is truly important and I think that allows us to maintain the respect we have for each other.

DEENA’S INTERVIEW

Q. What inspires you?
A. My youngest daughter inspires my professional development and I want her to have a good example and grow up in an equal environment.

Q. What is something you learned the hard way?
A. How to overwork yourself and eventually burn out. As women, we tend to work too hard. It’s important to recognize where the borders are and to scale back and balance your work.

Q. What is your favorite memory at Victorious?
A. Justin and I went to pitch together for a client. We didn’t really know each other but we connected on so many levels right off the bat and I think this speaks to how well we hire here and truly understand personalities. We had a good time and our client recognized it because we were able to explain our process seamlessly.

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SHAMARS INTERVIEW

Q. What inspires you?
A. I think I’m inspired by the ability to change the environment I’m in. I’m motivated to step out and make an impact. Deena describes as “reformer”

Q. What is something you learned the hard way?
A. You always have to put yourself first and have a good attitude about it. No one else is responsible for yourself but you. We don’t have control over everything so coming in with a better attitude helps make the best of everything.

Q. What is your favorite memory at Victorious?
A. I love standup every day because I always know that I’m going to laugh at least once. Houston always makes sly comments in the background. Our Monday morning talks are also a favorite because we give gratitude and this lets us reflect on the weekend and what we have done well and what others have done well.

Q. What goals have you set for yourself personally and professionally at Victorious?
A. I want to equip myself with more leadership skills and I want to take assets from different people on the team that will help with my career growth and understanding of SEO and be able to reuse it should we go different places in life.

TOGETHER

Q. How do you think working together impacts the company culture?
A. I think it impacts the company largely, we call each other the three amigas. We all bring mama bear energy. Shamar has a very strong female point of view and speaks up very often. She has a strong female voice and that is able to flourish and show a more empathetic and sensitive perspective. Deena brings a direct mentality and does her own thing. Audra has a relaxed kindness about her and encompasses us to treat each other with respect.

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Looking to make the next jump in your career? Victorious is hiring for all departments in our San Francisco location! Visit our careers page for current open positions.

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Jenni Bojanin

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