International Women’s Day: The Women of Global Media Desk Celebrate Career Achievements to Help Drive Positive Change for Women

On International Women’s Day we are taking the opportunity to honor the women of Global Media Desk to help forge a better working world. We asked Catherine, Camila, Karen, Ironey, and Dong to tell us a little more about their careers, what they are proud of, and how they would describe themselves. 

Catherine Beeny - Director of Marketing
Catherine Beeny – Director of Marketing

Catherine Beeny, Director of Marketing

Tell us a little more about your career? 
I always loved to write and had a vision of becoming a screenwriter.  I began as a coffee gopher on TV and movie sets at Paramount Pictures and Warner Bros. After falling in love with online marketing, I took the leap over to the dark side and never looked back.   It has been a wild, fun, and rewarding ride. 
What is something you are most proud of? 
I am most proud of my children because they are a reflection of the lessons and the love I have tried to instill in them. 
Pick three words that describe yourself:
Passionate, perfectionist, and goofball 
Favorite quote:  
“Nothing is impossible, the word itself says ‘I’m possible’!”– Audrey Hepburn 

Camila Barberis - Global Project Assistant
Camila Barberis – Global Project Assistant

Camila Barberis, Global Project Assistant

Tell us a little more about your career?

Two memorable achievements in my career were working on the feature film SPY and the mini series World Without End.

What is something you are most proud of?  
Having a goal in mind and always going for it despite the obstacles or outcome. I know that in the end if its something you have in your head, it’s worth giving it a try.
Pick three words that describe yourself:  
Positive, patient, and stubborn
Favorite quote:  
“Dance first, think later. It’s the natural order.” – Samuel Beckett

Ironey Sivongsay - Office Manager
Ironey Sivongsay – Office Manager

Ironey Sivongsay, Office Manager

Tell us a little more about your career? 
I became realtor to help a family member purchase a home after their parents lost the one they grew up in. Then I decided to move half way across the country to experience life when I found Global Media Desk.  
What is something you are most proud of and why? 
I’m really proud of purchasing my first home at 25. It gives me a feeling of accomplishment and one day, I hope to raise a family there.  
Pick three words that describe yourself: 
Outgoing, spontaneous, and adaptable 
Favorite quote: 
“The mystery of life isn’t a problem to solve, but a reality to experience.”– Frank Herbert

Karen Fahr - Marketing Associate
Karen Fahr – Marketing Associate

Karen Fahr, Marketing Associate

Tell us a little more about your career? 
Ever since I can remember I was creating things, whether it was sewing a purse from old jeans or writing poetry, I always focused on a creative outlet. Luckily, I’ve had some amazing women mentors that have really pushed my passion for ‘creating things’ into a tangible career in marketing and design. 
What is something you are most proud of and why? 
Starting my own company. Being confident and believing in my self-worth was a challenge, but I am glad that I can sit here today and say, “I did it.” 
Pick three words that describe yourself: 
Passionate, curious, and quirky  
Favorite quote: 
“When life  gives  you lemons,  make  lemonade.” – Elbert Hubbard 

Dong Ly - Marketing Assistant
Dong Ly – Marketing Assistant

Dong Ly, Marketing Assistant

Tell us a little more about your career? 
I’m so happy to be a part of such an amazing, driven & hardworking team. It’s been a life changing experience. 
What is something you are most proud of and why? 
Graduating with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in film and minor in business because I’m the first in my family to graduate from college.  
Pick three words that describe yourself: 
Passionate, happy, and artistic 
Favorite quote: 
“Do what makes you happy, be with who makes you smile, laugh as much as you breathe, and love as long as you live.” – Rachel Ann Nunes 

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About International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day (March 8) is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity. www.internationalwomensday.com
#IWD2017 #BeBoldForChange 

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Karen Fahr

Marketing Associate Karen Fahr is one of our newest members to the Global Media Desk family. Karen channels her world traveling experiences, miscellaneous geekery and digital marketing background for a charismatic spin to our blog content. Graduating from UCSB with a BS in Anthropology and Nutrition, her Indiana Jones energy fits right in with our global community. You will find Karen running half marathons or emerged in a mystery thriller book.