Name: Erica Arvanitis
What three traits define you?
Ambitious. Lively. Supportive.
What gets you out of bed in the morning?
Literally, my 10-year-old Chow mix Gussie whines in my face until I get up for our morning walk. On a more emotional or motivational level, I would say my fire and empathy gets me up and striving to be stronger and more successful each day.
Where is your favorite place to be?
As a writer and avid reader, my happy place is in a bookstore. Being completely surrounded by endless stories and adventures while standing in one place is so magical to me. Books are the best.
What’s your favorite thing about working at ChicExecs?
Working with an incredible, empowering group of women on a daily basis. I’ve worked for several, more corporate, companies in the past and none have the drive and hustle that these ladies put forth.
If you could choose anyone, who would you pick as your mentor?
Lately, I’ve been falling in love with all of the empowering poetry that lives on Instagram and in print. More specifically, I really love Alison Malee – she’s fierce, authentic, and leads with her heart. What more would you want from a mentor?
What’s one piece of advice you would give someone just starting at ChicExecs?
Know your self worth. Starting out in any new experience – whether it’s a job, school, or relationship – it’s essential to know you are worth what you’ve been given. Take that leap with a combination of self love, motivation, and empathy and you’ll be set for success!
What’s your go-to motto?
My all-time favorite quote from Roald Dahl is something I live each and every day. Or try to!
“If you have good thoughts they will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely.”
Lastly, tell us something that might surprise us about you.
I’m not sure if this counts as something surprising, but I cry during acceptance speeches. Not just Oscar speeches, any acceptance speech. You name it, I’m in tears.
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