Learning to learn is the most valuable skill.

Valeria Maltoni on the value of non traditional backgrounds, continuous learning, and staying open-minded.

“That took care of several threads: advertising agency, strategy work, technology, and ability to have conversations, which all translated into a strong baseline for digital strategy.”

Valeria Maltoni

Q: How did you get started in advertising and (digital) strategy?

Valeria Maltoni

So content strategy and publishing were the tools to get the word out.

Some of the risks:

Everyone sounds the same.

On the opportunities side of the conversation:

Learning to learn is the most valuable skill.

I continue to be curious about why is it so hard to acknowledge the contributions of women in this sort of thing.

We live in a “both/and” world.

Q: What qualities do you look for in a successful digital strategist?

My first CEO asked me to select and read him a poem. Imagine that!

I would say at a high level, find mentors and pros you admire and do what it takes to help them help you.

Mostly, be open to figuring stuff out by working on the problem and understanding how to deal with issues when they arise.

“Unlearn:

Bad habits. It starts with awareness.

Relearn:

The joy of play and learning experientially, with the whole person, not just intellectually. We do that so well as children. “

Valeria Maltoni

Valeria Maltoni:

I’d say, “don’t change a thing. You’ll get to do it all.”

I did ☺.

Since 2012 on a mission to eradicate bias towards identity by 2025

Since 2012 on a mission to eradicate bias towards identity by 2025