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Women’s History Month Q&A: Meet Anjali, Jillian, and Anne-Cathrin

Magnite Team

March 15, 2021 | 4 min read

In celebration of Women’s History Month, we’re spotlighting some of the incredible women across the globe who make up team Magnite. Read on to learn more from Anjali, Jillian, and Anne about what has shaped them, how they have navigated the workplace throughout their careers, and their hopes for the future.

Anjali Gupta
Technical Account Manager (Singapore)

What’s one thing that makes you most proud?

I am most proud of the opportunity I got as a child to pursue my education from Welham Girls’ School, an all girls boarding school. The environment instilled in me qualities like independence and poise. I was taught that confidence is not derived from appearance or being the best in comparison to others. It comes from being ethical, compassionate, respectful, and giving every task my all. I grew up , with teachers and alumni leading by example, knowing that women are no less than men and are capable of achieving great successes, in both, their personal and professional lives.

What advice do you have for a woman who works mostly with men? 

Knowledge is power! Make your goal to learn continuously and be so skilled that your talent cannot be dismissed. Every individual is measured by their hard work and determination. This will also give you the confidence to speak up, propose your ideas and step in. If that’s out of your comfort zone, push yourself to do it even more! What might seem tough and uncomfortable at first, will start looking more feasible in just a matter of days.

Jillian Goldman
Director, Publisher Partnerships (San Francisco)

When has someone stood up for you at work? What did that allyship look like?

I’ve been extremely lucky to have great managers throughout my career who have stood up for me. An amazing manager truly is an ally who is invested in the success of their employees. For me this has meant going above and beyond to support my career growth and development, and I’m so grateful for that!

Tell us the most important thing you’ve learned in the last year since quarantine began.

The most important thing I’ve learned since quarantine began is to embrace change. Recognizing the opportunities that come with change is a great way to find silver linings in the unexpected. Life is unpredictable, and having a positive mindset around making the best of it can make all the difference.

Anne-Cathrin Voltmer
Seller Lead, Central Europe (Berlin)

What do you hope the theme of International Women’s Day will be in 2041?

I hope an International Women’s Day will not be necessary anymore in 2041. Men and women are hopefully truly equal at that point. And we can then skip that one day for half of the population.

What leadership roles do you assume outside of the workplace? Do you have a different approach depending where you’re leading? 

I am a mother of a three year old boy and I would say it is very similar. I am trying to lead by example, let him make his own experiences but also be supportive when necessary. And you should alway have fun, too.

What are the most important traits to look for when hiring a new employee? 

I think personality is key. For me it is most important that I can see the person fitting into the team but also that I can see them building a great relationship with our customers, too.

What advice do you have for a woman who works mostly with men? 

Such as balancing the appearance of being bossy when being confident, or trying to connect deeper with any sort of “boys club” dynamic. It is probably not good advice to get into the boys club but I think you should always be yourself. I also think that it is still a problem in our society that being bossy is only a negative attribute to women.

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