Interview with Ana Bokhua, Marketing Manager
Peers: Why are you excited about your job?
Ana: There are quite a lot of reasons: firstly, in my field, it is especially important to like and value product you are promoting. I always wanted to work in the field of education and now the work is much easier when you resonate with the product and the believe in its success. Also, I get to try out new things out and be more creative at the job I am doing. Additionally, marketing is evolving and developing to be more data driven. That makes me more excited to be part of these revolutionary changes.
Peers: What is the best piece of professional advice you’ve ever received?
Ana: I recently read it in Adam Grant’s book and find it insightful – “Discovering you were wrong doesn’t have to threaten your intelligence or bruise your ego. It can be a sign that you’ve learned something”.
Peers: If you could meet any living person for dinner, who would you pick and why?
Ana: I am a big Rolling Stones fan, so I would have a dinner with Mick Jager, the brilliant singer. Will sing and dance with him a LOT.
Peers: Do you have any Home-Office routine?
Ana: During the pandemic I learned that, is it is extremely important to have routines, even simple of them make you feel that it is all normal and make you more productive. I try to do sports every day, preferably before work to wake up properly as the way to the office is missing. Or listen to an
audiobook before starting to work as it was a big part of my normality before.
Peers: If you could snap your fingers and become an expert in something, what would it be?
Ana: I would say – economics. I did some classes at the university, but still need a lot knowledge. I find it fascinating to know why certain economies work, and others don’t, what was their reason to succeed and what role does history play in it.
Peers: Which fictional family would you want to be part of?
I would be part of the Weasley’s family from Harry Potter. There is so much love, fun in that family. I think, they would definitely give me the feeling that I belong there and treat me like one of theirs.