Meet one of our rockstar assistant account executives: Meena Kumaraguru! Below, she answers five questions about work and life.
Share a few reasons why you joined the Offleash team.
Being a woman of color entering the public relations industry, I didn’t typically find many others who looked like me. It seems that some agencies don’t emphasize diversity and inclusion enough, and this was an important value to me. Team members at Offleash embrace colleagues from all walks of life and the company makes a genuine effort to highlight causes relevant to DEIB.
Offleash also offers a wonderful wellness benefit to ensure that employees are prioritizing their mental and physical health. It’s not every day you come across an agency so driven to make its people feel at home.
Describe your job at Offleash. What’s a typical day like?
I primarily handle awards and speaking engagements across my clientele, in addition to administrative tasks like maintaining press lists, preparing briefing materials, and providing editorial support.
I begin my mornings by conducting a search to see where my clients have been mentioned in the news, and then catch up on Slack and emails. Then, with a big cup of coffee in hand, I hustle through meetings and tackle the day’s deliverables. No two days are ever the same in public relations, so you have to be ready for anything.
What’s your favorite part of your job?
My favorite part of my job is the fact that I get to interact with so many intelligent and prominent individuals in the Silicon Valley tech community. My responsibilities at Offleash have helped me gain a deeper understanding of the latest and greatest within the tech space.
Do you have a personal mantra, phrase, or philosophy?
I’m a big believer in manifesting positivity, whether it be in my work or personal life. My favorite mantra at the moment: “what we think, we become.”
What do you enjoy doing when you’re not working?
I’m a total fitness junkie, so I love working out and lifting weights in my free time. Outside of the gym, you can find me trying out new plant-based recipes, hiking one of the many trails where I’m based, or hanging out with my golden retriever puppy.