Camille is Assistant to the Senior Vice President of Affiliate Services at the National Urban League.
“My day-to-day responsibilities include managing the Senior Vice President’s schedule, travel, meetings and documents and special projects. I am also the Editor of an electronic weekly “News Wire” publication that is circulated to the 98 National Urban League affiliates who provide direct services to their communities in need. In addition, I am the head designer for all print publications and web-based materials coming through my department.
“Sometimes I find it challenging to be the youngest in the organization and having people take my ideas and work as seriously as an older colleague.
“I find the overall work of advocacy and civil rights so gratifying and I really feel good helping people. It’s in my blood.
How to get into the industry
“Volunteer or join the National Urban League Young Professional network. We have chapters all over the country and they do a lot of service related projects and all of them have a positive mission of civil rights. Also, doing internships is great too! There are so many ways that you can get involved.
Style in the Office
“Business attire is the dress code, but of course, I like to put a trendy chic spin on things.
“I have a lot of statement pieces that I like to pare down with my business attire. I wear a lot of blacks, whites, and creams and have lots of funky blazers and vest that I wear with skirts and trouser leg pants and high heels. I always keep it professional, yet I never lose my own personal style.”