How to recognise your own value:
The first time I realised I had value, I was working at Sony Music and a brand partnership with it, and that was coming to an end. Basically my boss was like 'the agency is being dissolved you're not going to have a job — that's it. Then I was speaking to the manager I had at Adidas, and she was like 'I'm a big believer of just going straight to the top. Go to the Chairman and just ask him for a job;. I was like I can't do that. Anyway — I did just that.
I went in, asked him for a job and left. Then there was a job that came up in one of the labels, and he came to me and he was like 'I am putting you forward for this job, go and meet the label heads'. At the same time, I got another opportunity at Universal, and I ended up between these two opportunities.
I think at that point, having worked really hard, like firstly as an intern unpaid, then as an assistant and then a manager role — this was the first time I saw I had value in the job market as an executive, not as a young person at entry level.
That was the first time I was like okay, maybe I could be a little bit of a key player.