#DFSquad: Get to Know Sally


Photo Creds: Angela Cox Zion

I have a really good track record with great gals named Sally. My great aunt is a Sally and my sister (and bestie) is a Sally. Luckily for me (and all the #DFSquad), our sweet Sally Smith (say that five times fast) is no exception. She gives that classic, girl-next-door vibe you can’t help but fall for. She has given so much to DFSCC over the years with her kindness and get-it-done attitude. Keep reading to find out why we love Sal-Pal!

What is your morning mantra?

Start each day by making your bed. Even if everything goes wrong in your day, at least you’ve done one thing right and come home to a bed that’s made.

Who is a #GirlBoss you admire?

Sophia Amoruso, the founder of NastyGal and the Girlboss podcasts on iTunes. She is a business woman who doesn’t take no for an answer. She is a go-getter and a dreamer. Plus, her Girlbooss podcasts bring together intelligent, creative, witty “girlbosses” of all different types to make a collection of inspiring stories for women who are dreaming big and trying to jump-start their careers. 

What draws you to PR/marketing?

The PR/Marketing world is fast-paced and ever-changing so it almost impossible to get bored! It’s also a great career to go into if you love meeting new people and learning about their stories.

Thoughts on where you’d like your PR/marketing experience to take you?

I’m open to seeing where my professional experience in PR/Marketing will take me over the years, and Dorothy totally gets that. She’s been known to help her emerging GB’s spread wings and take on bigger opportunities, and that’s basically unheard of.  I’m open to new challenges and I enjoy meeting and learning from people. For my career, my greatest hope is that I continue to wake up each morning excited to take on the day’s tasks and that my work doesn’t feel like “work.” 

Your favorite office snack:

Kind Bars…Sea Salt & Dark Chocolate is my favorite!

Your go-to office outfit:

A flowy top, skinny jeans, and my lace-up sandals (spiced up with fun earrings or a necklace!).

The best piece of advice Dorothy has given you:

It’s hard to narrow it down to one piece of advice! I learn something new from Dorothy each time I am with her. With that being said, we should all go take the advice from her most recent blog entry.

Describe your experience working at DFSCC in one word:

Inspiring. Having Dorothy, a great mother and do-it-all businesswoman (and #GirlBoss, amiright?!), run her own company inspires me to never settle and to do what I love most.

Favorite thing about the Village:

The generosity of “the Village people” and the unique variety of businesses.

Coffee or tea?

Coffee, hands down.