An Interview with Juli Warner, Seasoned Marketing & Branding Expert
The 2017 Superwoman Summit is a three day event held in Portland, Oregon for women and men in leadership who feel called to transform themselves and the system to support the career development of strong, successful, female leaders. Join us at The Embassy Suites in Downtown Portland for an incredible experience of inspiration, conversation, play and activation.
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Today we talk to Superwoman Summit 2017 speaker, Juli Warner.
A seasoned marketing professional, Juli holds a degree in Journalism and Communication from University of Oregon and has worked for 17+ years on both the agency and client sides with industries ranging from tech and genetics to consumer goods and publishing. While her range of experience at companies like Leatherman Tool Group and Mars, Inc. is broad, the work that she has made the deepest connection with is brand storytelling. To develop the story that’s powerful enough to cut through all the other narratives—the one that resonates with the consumer so much so that they want to give you their most precious commodity of time—is the challenge she lives for.
Outside of work Juli serves her community as an avid animal rescue volunteer. In addition to working at her local county shelter she serves on two national response teams that deploy to natural disaster and abuse situations across the country. Starting with her work at the local humane society and shortly thereafter her first deployment to Hurricane Katrina, Juli has been volunteering to enhance the lives of companion animals for more than 13 years.
Leading up to The Superwoman Summit, we asked Juli a few questions:
What do you think is the greatest challenge facing professional women who want to excel?
Believing in themselves. Truly believing that if they are willing to do the work they have just as much right as anyone to the job, title, pay, experience as anyone else. Standing up for themselves.
If you have one piece of advice for professional women when it comes to leadership, what would it be?
Speak your truth. Learn the language of your company and use it to speak your truth. Grace with a hammer will go a long way.
Name a female leader you admire and why:
Hillary Clinton. She took slings and arrows none of us could even IMAGINE taking and she came back every day to fight the good fight until the very end. Her loss inspired a movement - it was the genesis to our all standing up today and saying "NO MORE!" I firmly believe that even though she lost the battle she will help us win the war. Just the very sight of her up there against the white, male dominance that is our reality today gave us hope that we could do it too.
What is your favorite quote to inspire women leaders?
"Is this an inside job I am looking at someone else to do?"
"If you want something you've never had, you have to be willing to do something you've never done."
"I climbed the ladder of success only to find it was leaning against the wrong wall."
"Am I in crisis or just transition? Can I pull that transition out of crisis and see the growth?"
"Nevertheless, she persisted."
"Make sure that dark story you're telling yourself, maybe share it with somebody. It's only when we share our pain, when we share our woundedness, when we share our brokenness, it's when we share our fears - somehow that makes us stronger. It links our hearts. And what we have to face, we can face it together. Let's move out with our arms linked!"
"We'll never solve the feminization of power until we solve the masculinity of wealth." Gloria Steinem