Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Industry Insiders: Jen Bullano

A series profiling insiders in the fashion, beauty, sports, public relations and media industries (editors, PR girls, etc.) whose successes in the industry are inspirational.

Today, I'm bringing back one of the original features on the blog: Industry Insiders. Really, I just needed an excuse to profile one of my role models, Jen Bullano.

Bullano is the director of communications for the Pittsburgh Penguins and, basically, has my dream job. She arguably has one of the toughest job in NHL communications: managing Sidney Crosby's media requests. If you're not sure who I'm talking about, please open another tab and copy + paste his name into Google. Sid's kind of a big deal in the hockey world—he's the poster child of the NHL.

Getting back to Bullano, she managed to climb the ladder in a field, and sport, dominated by men. She's the only women in her position in a 30-team league. I would have not known this about Bullano if I hadn't read this ESPN article over a year ago.

Of course, I knew about Bullano. I have been following her on Twitter forever and, even more so now that her handle has become the official team PR handle. But it was great to read about her successes since she's doing exactly what I want to do.

Reading the article was eye-opening in more than one way: I also realized I never thought about my gender stopping me from achieving my goals, which obviously, one of the article's main take aways.

And I'm glad to see it's not something I need to worry about.

As Bullano states in the article: the minute you think your gender puts you at a disadvantage, you're putting yourself at a disadvantage.

So ladies, and lads, don't ever et you gender dictate what you can and can't do.

Unless next month, kiddos!

- J

1 comment:

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