In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we’re highlighting the fierce women of Swrve: leaders who are breaking barriers, sparking change, and setting new standards every single day. In this blog series, we’re sharing who they are, a quick look at what makes them fierce, and their advice to young women today. 

Next in this series is Mary Bruce, Director of Demand Generation at Swrve. Based in Chattanooga, TN, Mary is an undeniable catalyst for change and success. With layered experience in marketing, media buying, and account management, she brings a wonderful range of technical expertise and intuitive know-how to every project she touches. She’s a master strategist and a tactful champion of great work and collaboration, keeping our teams motivated and focused on all the right things. 

Get to know Mary, a fierce female leader at Swrve:

JW: What does being a leader mean to you? 

MB: Humility. Great leaders admit when they are wrong and take criticism as an opportunity for growth. 

They also have the ability to put themselves in their team members’ shoes and understand roadblocks in order to work towards solutions, together.

JW: What's your professional superpower, and how did you discover it? 

MB:  The power to see beyond the ambiguity of vague, difficult, high-level requests, and get to the heart of what people really want. Then, I’m able to easily steer all involved toward the most valuable action items needed to execute on goals. 

I discovered this superpower when I was awarded “Hero of the Quarter” in a past role by the leadership team for completing several cross-functional tough projects with ease.

JW: What's your advice to young women today? 

MB: Confidence is key. Pick your battles and stick with your instincts to push forward and keep tasks moving. 

Support the strong women that make this world a better place. Join us in supporting the Breast Cancer Research Foundation today.