IWD18: Championing the Women of Global Media Desk

The women of Global Media Desk are taking the opportunity to celebrate International Women’s Day 2018 by sharing their career achievements to raise awareness and forge a better working community. We asked the women who work at Global Media Desk to tell us a little more about their careers, what they are proud of, and what inspirational quote drives them forward.

Camila Barberis, Global Project Specialist

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

Your favorite inspirational quote:
“Dance first, think later. It’s the natural order.” – Samuel Beckett

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

Your favorite inspirational quote:

“Nothing is impossible, the word itself says ‘I’m possible’!”– Audrey Hepburn

Ironey Sivongsay, Global Project Assistant

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 Optima Juris.

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

Your favorite inspirational quote:

“The mystery of life isn’t a problem to solve, but a reality to experience.”– Frank Herbert

Karen Fahr, Marketing Associate

Tell us a little more about your career?
Creativity has always been the driving force in my career. It’s what makes me tick as a professional and why I am able to enjoy my work. I grow every day because of the women and men I work with, they push my designs and writing ability.

What is something you are most proud of and why?

Years ago, I started my own company and though the venture was ultimately unsuccessful it was the reason I found my passion and career path. Without that experience, I may have not found what I truly love doing.

Pick three words that describe yourself:
Passionate, quirky, and determined

Your favorite inspirational quote:
“Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it.” – Maya Angelou

About Global Media Desk

The Global Media Desk has been helping producers and video production companies get better, more cost effective, and faster crews for productions around the world since 2000. We do this by tapping into our global network of creative video & photo talent that deliver world class production quality at the drop of the hat.    Please contact us  with any questions you may have about shooting in any  country  around the world. You can also  request a  free online quote  to see how we can make your project  a complete success.

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

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 

About Global Media Desk

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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