Who runs the world? Well, according to Beyonce, it’s girls. And if that’s true, Invisible Children will soon take over. Invisible Children’s office is packed full of some of the most impactful and talented women in the field today. The women in the San Diego IC office are truly paving the way for so many other young and bright women. Here is just one among many of the kick a** female talent within these walls.
Meet Hailey. Hailey is Invisible Children’s Mobilization Manager. Her hair is only half as cool as her job (and that’s definitely saying something). Hailey has been one of our most valuable assets for the last five years. She has been a Roadie, a regional manager, the manager of our KONY 2012 street teams (pour one out) and what feels like hundreds of other odd jobs in the office. Its pretty apparent that we couldn’t exist without her. Here’s Hailey according to well… Hailey. –>
1.What do you do? Both as a career and in your free time.
I oversee the face to face communication with our supporters/ potential supporters. Primarily, I hire, train and support our Western and Ugandan Roadies as they travel around the country screening Invisible Children documentaries and inspiring people to value creativity, idealism, and sacrifice.
In my free time (which I’m recently learning is necessary) I:
– listen to music
– make music
– catch-up on my favorite podcasts (Radiolab, This American Life, Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me)
– think about what I want to be when I grow up
– dialogue with friends and strangers about gender equality and social inequalities.
– drink coffee + talk about how I’m from Seattle
– lounge in the sun
– help my husband with his YouTube channel
– read Harry Potter over and over
2. How did you end up at Invisible Children?
I was outraged that Joseph Kony was allowed to kill people and abduct children. So, I became a Roadie because I believed/believe that if people really knew what was/is going on, then they would do something about it. That was in 2009 and I have been here ever since.
3.What is one piece of advice for young and bright women pursuing careers?
Always speak up. If someone asks for questions, ask one. If a peer or a boss asks for your opinion, give one. You have good ideas and people (including those “above you”) need to hear them. Value your brain.