Business Development Representative – BeautyNow
Drew is bringing merchants onto the new BeautyNow booking platform almost as quickly as she’s changing up her hair color.
What was your first impression of Groupon? I was shocked, honestly. Everyone was so friendly and the office was creative and beautiful; the opposite of the stuffy office I pictured. Practically the second I entered the atrium I knew I wanted to work here. I haven’t been disappointed yet and still love coming to work every day as much as my first day. Although I do require more coffee now.
Who or what inspires you?
My mom (unique answer, I’m sure). But she’s a single mom and a complete Wonder Woman. She’s the strongest, most determined person I know and every day I try to have the fortitude she does, both personally and professionally. I hope she’s as proud of me as I am of her!
Speaking of…what does she think you do?
From a text: “You boss people into making money.”
What keeps you motivated?
GroupOnboarding Business Development Reps! I was so excited to start in the role and I try to perpetuate that excitement for my job in every position I enter into. Whether that’s joining a new team or helping launch an entirely new product, there are so many opportunities here and it would be silly of me to not jump in head first and learn everything I can.
“What do I love about my role? I’m helping launch a whole new product [BeautyNow]! We could change the face of the beauty industry and it’s so fantastic to get in on the ground floor and participate at the core level.”
What’s been your biggest accomplishment while at Groupon?
When I won “Rep of the Week” for my last week on G2 (Groupon local sales) and when I got the first two closes on BeautyNow once my team moved! I helped kickstart the rest of the team’s first closes and tried to implement myself as a leader and integral member of the team who could be a resource.
Are you involved with any of our ERGs (Employee Resource Groups)?
I’m super active in women-positive groups and the LGBT community here in Chicago, so I wanted to continue that involvement in the workplace! I’m a member of Women@Groupon and love meeting the passionate, successful women here and getting professional advice during talks and meetings.
If you could do any other job for a day, what would it be and why?
I’d be an art curator or a museum director. I’ve always been passionate about fine arts and fascinated with the curatorial end of bringing in art to new locations for more people to appreciate. Also…what better way to get up close and personal with amazing artwork without dealing with massive crowds?
Now for a Groupon haiku!
There’s never enough coffee