SPOTLIGHT: HILAREY WOJTOWICZ

Hilarey Wojtowicz is the Vice President of Student Affairs for NYWICI. She describes herself as a career enthusiast and financial feminist, and is a writer, editor and content/social media strategist. Hilarey’s goal, both in the office and out, is to empower women in their careers, finances and personal lives at all times. She is currently editor at The Balance, the personal finance website within the Dotdash portfolio and also teaches social media analytics at her alma mater, The College of New Jersey. She loves talking about finances with friends, networking with new contacts, playing soccer and going to the beach and punk rock concerts as often as she can. She has two degrees in journalism, with a master’s from the University of Missouri, and her career experience spans content marketing, writing, editing, management and more, with positions held at millennial newsletter startup Swirled, Meredith Xcelerated Marketing, The Cashlorette by Bankrate.com, Doorsteps by realtor.com and more. She lives in New Jersey and you can follow her on Twitter @HilareyAnn.

Why Hilarey does what she does…

“I love digital media and journalism. I feel like this industry allows us to inform and help others through stories, videos and more. It’s a very powerful form of communication that can make a difference in the lives of so many people.”

Drawn to NYWICI…

“I was first drawn to NYWICI in 2010 when I attended my first Student Career Conference as a sophomore in college. Now, seven years later, I get to help put on this large event and affect the lives of other young women who remind me of myself. NYWICI is an organization of women helping other women in their careers. It’s real, every woman is approachable and helpful, and I want to give back and help young women just as so many amazing women have helped me.”

My favorite social media platform…

“I love LinkedIn. I think it’s a powerful platform where we can share information to help others in their careers, ask important questions and find answers, and really connect with others who have similar experiences. We can be mentees and mentors on LinkedIn every day.”

Marketing/Media/Content/Video/Social’s biggest challenge…

“Content in all forms is everywhere. It can be difficult to stay relevant, be ahead of trends, or find ways to differentiate ourselves from others in the space. We need to be more innovative and creative than ever before.”

At the top of my trend watching list is…

“Email newsletters. They’ve been around for a while, but I feel like we are reading them more now than ever before. I read at least five every day. It will be interesting to see how they evolve even more and how outlets get creative with them.”

Off the clock, really…

“I love going to concerts, the beach and staying active with fun activities — recently I’ve tried a ropes course, TopGolf and a ‘90s hip hop dance class.”

My nirvana…

“Live concerts. Seeing my favorite band play on stage, 50 feet away, is a religious experience for me. I can’t get enough!”

Did you know…

“I grew up playing a ton of sports, from flag football to soccer to softball to track. In high school, I set a school record in the half-mile race.”

Day to relive…

“The day I had coffee with author and past Cosmopolitan editor-in-chief Kate White (all thanks to NYWICI’s Student Career Conference — those raffles are amazing)!”

Words to live by…

“‘We can’t become what we need to be by remaining who we are,’ which is a quote from Oprah.”

— Linda Descano

Board of Directors
SPOTLIGHT: LISA VALENTINO October 11, 2019
SPOTLIGHT: LINDA DESCANO October 1, 2019
SPOTLIGHT: CHELSEA ORCUTT October 1, 2019
SPOTLIGHT: ASHLEY MILES October 1, 2019
SPOTLIGHT: ABI EVANS September 7, 2019
SPOTLIGHT: JENNIFER DIXON September 7, 2019
SPOTLIGHT: LAUREN TRAN September 7, 2019
SPOTLIGHT: LAURA BRUSCA July 25, 2019
SPOTLIGHT: PIPER GOODSPEED September 4, 2018
SPOTLIGHT: SAUNDRA THOMAS September 4, 2018
SPOTLIGHT: LIZ HARISH September 4, 2018
SPOTLIGHT: SONIYA MONGA September 4, 2018
SPOTLIGHT: SARAH PERSONETTE September 4, 2018
SPOTLIGHT: LESLIE PITTERSON September 4, 2018
SPOTLIGHT: JULIA CORBETT August 23, 2018
SPOTLIGHT: TIMI LEWIS August 23, 2018
SPOTLIGHT: JILL S. DAVISON August 23, 2018
SPOTLIGHT: MEREDITH LONG January 17, 2018

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Board of Directors
SPOTLIGHT: LISA VALENTINO October 11, 2019
SPOTLIGHT: LINDA DESCANO October 1, 2019
SPOTLIGHT: CHELSEA ORCUTT October 1, 2019
SPOTLIGHT: ASHLEY MILES October 1, 2019
SPOTLIGHT: ABI EVANS September 7, 2019
SPOTLIGHT: JENNIFER DIXON September 7, 2019
SPOTLIGHT: LAUREN TRAN September 7, 2019
SPOTLIGHT: LAURA BRUSCA July 25, 2019
SPOTLIGHT: PIPER GOODSPEED September 4, 2018
SPOTLIGHT: SAUNDRA THOMAS September 4, 2018
SPOTLIGHT: LIZ HARISH September 4, 2018
SPOTLIGHT: SONIYA MONGA September 4, 2018
SPOTLIGHT: SARAH PERSONETTE September 4, 2018
SPOTLIGHT: LESLIE PITTERSON September 4, 2018
SPOTLIGHT: JULIA CORBETT August 23, 2018
SPOTLIGHT: TIMI LEWIS August 23, 2018
SPOTLIGHT: JILL S. DAVISON August 23, 2018
SPOTLIGHT: MEREDITH LONG January 17, 2018