Meet Lauren Blevins: Supervisor, Traffic Operations at Effectv!
What do you love most about your job?
Currently, I support Effectv’s Traffic Operations department, and like to think of us as the Operations side of Sales. I love how fast-paced and ever-changing my role is! We always joke about the “C” in Comcast standing for change, but it is so true in my department. When I think about one year ago to today, we look almost completely different as an organization. I see this continuing to happening for us at the rate of which we are advancing. It’s such a rewarding experience to talk about growth and change, but to actually see it happen and to have had a hand in it is really inspiring! I would also say the people. I have had the opportunity to work with many different individuals over the course of my career, and have learned so much from these experiences.
How have other women helped shape your career?
I have been fortunate enough to call some really amazing women my friends, mentors and confidants. From providing the gentle nudge I need every now and then, a listening ear, sounding board, platform and a mirror—I have grown so much from both a personal and professional perspective. I owe it all to these phenomenal women (and men too, I might add) that I know. I am excited at any opportunity that comes my way to pay it forward for the next person!
Outside of work, what’s something you’re passionate about?
Traveling! I love getting to experience new places and cultures. In 2019 alone I went to Belize, Ohio, North Carolina, Paris and Rome—all places I had never been before! They were such awesome experiences and continue to drive this “wanderlust” I have for getting out and seeing the world!
What do you value most about your WICT membership?
WICT has been such an empowering community for me. When I think about where I was back in 2012 when I first joined to where I am now, I see so much of my growth as being directly related to the people I have met and the experiences I have been fortunate to have as a member. I attended a conference a few years back, and one of the speakers made this statement that has always stuck with me. She asked us to consider who is on our personal “board of directors.” It’s such a simple concept, but carries a profound impact. That is the value of WICT.