Adriana has been shattering her own glass ceiling in the male dominated Live Events industry since she first got out of college.
As a young twenty something year old woman who refused to leave her femininity at the door, she’s had to learn how to work with and manage men ten to thirty years her senior who didn’t necessarily respect her or speak to her appropriately.
She also shares with us a very personal story giving us an intimate look of getting into, living through and eventually exiting a toxic emotionally abusive relationship with her then biggest client.
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Listen to the end of the episode to catch and share Adriana’s #UnpluggedCreativeChallenge with the community!
A note from Adriana…
A self-taught designer and PowerPoint extraordinaire, I first used my eye for design aesthetic as Editor-In-Chief of my high school yearbook. I continued in that direction as a design assistant, two years running, at Herff Jones’ annual Yearbook Tech regional meeting in San Diego, California.
While I pursued a Bachelor of Arts degree in Education, I used my final year at Arizona State to complete a minor in Special Event Management. After graduating in six short semesters, I began my career as a freelance graphics operator in large corporate and entertainment events.
This opened up a world of professional experience and personal growth and I used these years to develop and streamline my skills in graphic design, graphics operation, technical direction, production coordination and creative direction. I am very driven and am always looking to grow within the expansive, ever-changing creative industry.
PROVIDING TRANSCRIPTS FOR THE HEARING IMPAIRED
When I initially set out to do this podcast, I knew it was important to make it accessible to everyone whether they had excellent hearing or not. I believe accessibility is important and that those who speak sign language simply speak a different language than we do. Truth be told, getting transcripts done and then editing them and preparing them for the show notes is just too much for me to take on on top of producing and editing this podcast. At least right now.
So I want to ask for your help.
If you’d like to contribute to making this podcast accessible to all, you can become a member through Patreon. The approximate cost for transcriptions (no editing, just transcribing) each month is around $150 for two episodes. With different membership levels I know we can collectively make this happen and bring these conversations to more than those of us who were blessed with good hearing.
If you’d like to contribute, check out the Patreon Page here.