Meet the 2020 Assisters
Kelly Newbery

Kelly Newbery

Kelly Newbery

Head Of Marketing at intelliHR

My marketing career spans 10 years driving results across the full gamut of strategic marketing, public relations and communications. Having spent the last 6 years working in the tech industry I am a big believer in using data to drive marketing decisions and the power of storytelling to build a brand.

Career & Background

What inspired you to do what you are doing now?

I fell into working in marketing after previously doing Public Relations for the government. I immediately loved using the creative side of my brain as well as using data to drive decisions and haven’t looked back since!

 

What was your journey and where are you headed in your career right now?

Your favourite food for thought

Books

Start with why // Simon Sinek
Lean in // Sheryl Sandberg
This is marketing // Seth Godin

Podcasts / Thought Leaders

Everyone hates marketers
Ladies, we need to talk 
SaaStr

 

What drives and inspires you

What are your core values?

  • Authenticity
  • Kindness
  • Leadership

Who is your biggest inspiration and why?

I really look up to my Mum. She was one of the first female computer programmers back in 1978. She’s always worked in a male dominated industry and hasn’t ever let it hold her back.

The other thing I really admire about her is her constant thirst for knowledge. After retiring she taught herself how to develop IOS apps and now has a couple on the app store, just for fun.

You as a Mentor

Why have you decided to become a mentor?

I’ve been lucky to have two brilliant mentors over the last few yeas and they’ve really helped me grow as a leader, overcome big challenges and progress my career. I’m looking forward to being able to do the same for someone else.

What are the top 5 skills or qualities you bring to mentoring?

  • Asking powerful questions
  • Compassionate
  • Optimistic
  • Passionate
  • Supportive

Ready to be a part of Assisterhood as a Mentee?

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