What gives you the most job satisfaction?
One of the most rewarding things about working on a globally loved brand has been the countless letters I’ve received from consumers about their experiences with us. A brand that conjures up indelible emotions and strong, positive memories. I am energised by working alongside my co-workers who are equally as passionate about the Virgin Atlantic brand.
What has been the proudest moment of your career so far?
Through my experience in brand management, I have built a strong career at the intersection where leadership, data-driven thinking, and heart meet. I’m really proud of the reputation that I’ve built as an empathetic leader who is always willing to go above and beyond.
I took a risk to leave my job and go back to school. Graduating from business school was certainly a very proud moment because my experience at The Wharton School challenged me and helped me to become a more well-rounded businesswoman, giving me the confidence to pursue my personal and professional post-MBA goals.
What has been your experience of living through the pandemic?
Throughout the pandemic, from a marketing communications perspective, we’ve had to become a lot more flexible as travel restrictions and consumer sentiment about travel changes on a weekly basis. The team has gotten smaller, but it’s also enabled us to collaborate more and I’ve learned so much about our other regions.
Despite the craziness of the pandemic, I managed to plan a micro-wedding with my fiancé of five years, and we’ve gotten to spend a lot more time together as we’re both working from home. He’s a corporate attorney and tends to work long hours so it’s been great to have him at home more. In the US, well, really Atlanta, we were only “shut down” for about a month or so, (we were the first state to open up last year), so life hasn’t changed that much for us in that regard. I’ve been playing a lot more tennis, spending time with my parents and sisters who were here from Lagos, Nigeria and trying to use the gym in our building more frequently.