EMEA Feature

Paying It Forward

September 24, 2013

diversity-dawnVolunteerism plays a huge part in our day to day lives at Adobe. A simple email communication drove Dawn O. from our UK office to spearhead a community action team.

As team leader, Dawn organizes charity fundraisers, promotes Adobe Youth Voices and other programs, and provides opportunities for local volunteerism within Adobe.

“I’m passionate about people,” Dawn says. “It’s just who I am, and giving back to the community is important to me.”

What’s more, it’s something she volunteers to do on top of her daily work as an executive assistant to a vice president. Dawn says she enjoys working with different teams and interacting with cultures from around the world.

With 11 years under her belt at Adobe, we asked Dawn about her career path. She says that her journey at Adobe has exposed her to departments from public relations to marketing and administration.

“This is a great company with so many opportunities,” Dawn says. “You might even look at an organization chart and say, ‘There’s no job there for what I want to do.’ So you work with your manager to create it.”

We asked Dawn for some career advice. She says, “Don’t be afraid of failure. Bravery is a good thing when it comes to your career.”