As we grow Her Universe and celebrate the launch of Our Universe, we’re starting a new daily feature where we’re going to shine the spotlight on our Team. There are so many amazing fangirls and fanboys that work hard every day to make Her Universe a reality and we want you to meet them and find out what they do! Kicking things off, meet Team Universe member Winnie J!
Name: Winnie J.
Title: Director of Business Operations
What do you do for the company?
I am based out of Hot Topic HQ, and I am the Director of Business Operations for all things Her Universe! I do a little bit of everything for HU – I work with a great team on marketing, merchandising, special events (like the Fashion Show!), licensing, franchise management, and social media.
What makes you “you”?
I have a slight obsession with ice cream, I am an avid swimmer/cyclist/runner (I’m training for my second full-distance Ironman triathlon), and I’m a big fan of kites!
What do you like most about what you do?
I love working for a brand that I truly believe in, and I love the fact that you’re never too old to learn something new!
What advice do you have for someone who wants to follow in your footsteps?
We are our own worst critics, but we’re the only ones who can get us to where we need to go. Believing in yourself is the first step. Putting in the work and exceeding expectations is the next.
If you could pick a character (fictional or historical) to be your co-pilot on the Millennium Falcon, who would it be?
Baby Groot, but only if he brings the candy.