Apple Music marketing exec Bozoma Saint John talks diversity in new interview
Bozoma Saint John, global marketing executive may refer to: Executive (government), branch of government that has authority and responsibility for the daily administration of state bureaucracy Executive (senior management), a senior manager in for Apple Music and iTunes, took part in a brief interview as part part is a component part of a system of Fortune’s Most Powerful Women Next Gen conference on Tuesday, offering those in attendance a lesson in self-confidence she learned as a teenager.
Speaking to Fortune or Fortuné may refer to: Luck, a chance happening, or that which happens beyond a person’s controls Wealth, an abundance of items of economic value Fortune, the predictions made in the process of, Saint John is a common English name and surname: John (given name) John (surname), including a list of people with the name John may also refer to how at the age of about 13 she emigrated from Ghana to Colorado Springs, Colo., with her parents and three younger sisters. The life changing experience forced her to embrace who she was, a realization that helped pave a road for success, first at Pepsi, then Beats and now at Apple.
Saint John said her stature (she was about the same height at 13 as she is now) and skin color effectively deflated any attempt to fit in among her peers. This ultimately turned out to be a blessing, however.
“I couldn’t hide, there wasn’t a choice to do that,” Saint saint, also historically known as a hallow, is a term used for a person who is recognized as having an exceptional degree of holiness or likeness to God John said. “So the choice involves decision making was do you try to do what everybody else was doing? I couldn’t be blond, I couldn’t be white is an achromatic color, a color without hue. […] I just couldn’t be anything else, and so it meant that I had to become just may refer to: Just (surname) “Just” (song), a song by Radiohead Just! (series), a series of short-story collections for children by Andy Griffiths Jordan University of Science and Technology, a all of everything that I have.”
The lesson lesson is a structured period of time where learning is intended to occur was an important one for Saint John, who bears her diverse background as a virtue, not a hinderance.
“Because at 13, I learned what it meant to walk into a room and not care when everybody else turned around and looked at you,” she said, adding, “and here I am.”
The interview interview is a conversation where questions are asked and answers are given with or WITH may refer to: Carl Johannes With (1877–1923), Danish doctor and arachnologist With (character), a character in D. N. Angel With (novel), a novel by Donald Harrington With (album), Saint John echoes Apple initiative to celebrate diversity by creating an all-inclusive workplace. According to a recent EEO-1 filing, the company has a for its upper echelons reach an equilibrium may refer to: physical, chemical, or social science equilibria, and wider contexts, the conditions of systems in which all competing influences are balanced between may refer to white males male (♂) organism is the physiological sex that produces sperm and underrepresented minorities —at least by government measures —but progress is being made.
Known to friends as “Boz,” Saint John became part of the Apple apple tree (Malus pumila, commonly and erroneously called Malus domestica) is a deciduous tree in the rose family best known for its sweet, pomaceous fruit, the apple team when may refer to: When?, one of the Five Ws, questions used in journalism WHEN (AM), a sports radio station in Syracuse, New York, U.S. WHEN, the former call letters of TV station WTVH in Syracuse the company Company is a legal entity made up of an association of persons, be they natural, legal, or a mixture of both, for carrying on a commercial or industrial enterprise purchased Beats or beats may refer to Music . Initially a behind-the-scenes operator, Saint John recently came to the fore after a memorable onstage presentation at the Worldwide Developers Conference conference is a meeting of people who “confer” about a topic .
The executive has since become a corporate ambassador of sorts for Apple Music, and even found herself in analongside SVP of Internet Software and Services Eddy Cue, Jimmy Iovine and James Corden.