14 Jun Maggie Durguner
Where did you go to school?
University of Oklahoma, BA in Journalism and Mass Communications
Describe the type of work you do:
I spend a lot of time writing, designing, and strategizing ways to communicate my company’s brand through content and digital marketing.
What led you to a career in technology:
Before I joined Pinnacle Business Systems, I lived and worked in Cleveland, Ohio, at Case Western Reserve University’s business school. This position put me right at the intersection of technology and marketing. I worked directly with the business school’s IT director and her team. We collaborated on projects all the time and I learned so much from working in this type of environment. My experience working with her team made me more comfortable taking a job at a technology company.
Why are you an OKWIT member?
To be a part of the movement that is changing how women are perceived in the workforce and how women perceive themselves in their careers. To be inspired. To inspire others. To learn and grow personally.
Tell us about your favorite book, TV show, or movie:
Lord of the Rings, by J.R.R. My father gave me The Hobbit to read when I was in middle school and that’s all it took. I used to sit crossed legged on the floor in Barnes N Noble flipping through the different LOTR books and maps of Middle Earth while my mother shopped for books.
What type of music do you listen to?
I really don’t listen to music all that much. But I do sing to my daughter every day!
If you had a day off with no responsibilities, how would you spend it?
Exploring Marrakesh or a city in Spain, or lounging on a beach in Thailand or St. Lucia.
What is your favorite app?
Whichever app I need at the moment!
What would we find in your fridge?
Lemons, lots of parsley and cucumbers, fig marmalade and olives.
If you could change one thing in today’s society, what would it be?
The end of child abuse and hunger.