How significant is it that we are launching Women@Groupon?
It’s incredibly significant that we are launching Women@Groupon and I am excited to be a part of it. I hope it will be a source of support and inclusion for current and future employees. I hope it will also serve as resource as we build our name outside our doors, specifically within local schools and our larger community.
What does your mother think you do?
Hahah! My mother thinks that I do something complicated with our systems, so she is partly right. She knows I plan and plan and plan and then teach people about my plans. She says I am good at that and I’d say she’s probably right there too!
When I applied for a Customer Service job in 2011, I had no clue what I was getting into. The US, much like the rest of the world, was recouping from the economic downturn and Chicago was no exception. I was out of work and was weeks away from completing my last class for my Masters in Business Administration. I landed the job at Groupon and figured, I’d start at the bottom, learn the company, and work my way up. I finished my degree two weeks into my CS training.
Over the last seven years, I worked really hard and my career took off. I learned so much I couldn’t have anticipated. One of the biggest things? You are only as good as the people you work with. It sounds corny and I feel like most people say this, but it’s true: I’ve met people who became my closest friends. We’ve watched each other meet their partners, get married, have babies, celebrated birthdays and holidays, leaned on each other through break-ups, divorce and death. Three years ago, I went through one of the toughest times in my life, but they were there for me just the same. They were there for me when I met my partner and decided to embark on a two year long distance relationship between Chicago and Dublin. And they were there for me, this past year throughout the transfer process as all the business logistics and personal aspects came together. I miss them dearly, but I am very happy to be in the Dublin office and I can’t wait to find my next set of people!