This week we’re turning the spotlight on Dienabou Diallo, Growth Marketing Manager.
She has been with Splashtop for over a year now, and has been an incredible asset to the team!
Q: How long have you been at Splashtop?
A: I have been at Splashtop for 15 months. Although, so much has happened that it feels that I have been with the team for much longer!
Q: What do you like the most about working at Splashtop?
A: I honestly can think of many things – the opportunity to grow, 100% support from my team, the amazing leadership, and a great culture. But if I had to pick one thing, it would be the opportunity to grow and take ownership from day one.
From my first day, I was given the opportunity to hit the ground running without going through the usual boring and long-outdated onboarding process.
This is made possible by the team leadership, which is focused on empowering employees to do their best job rather than telling them what to do. Inputs are welcome at ALL levels, and everyone is encouraged to contribute.
Q: Who inspires you at Splashtop?
A: I think it’s really not a question of who, because it’s not just one person who inspires me, but the team spirit and can-do attitude of the entire team.
The result is a supercharged and high-performing team with supportive coworkers who are always willing to jump into projects without being asked.
Working with this great team is what inspires me to come to work every day!
Q: Why did you choose marketing as a career path?
A: When I was a child, I would hide in the restroom, turn off the lights and light a candle to read books past my bedtime. I was passionate about the world of letters. When I turned 10, I co-wrote a children’s book with my classmates. When I turned 16, I wrote poetry and loved to draw. At heart, I have always been an artist and a wordsmith. This eventually led me to pursue an academic journey in communications, and fast-forward to today: a career in marketing. I LOVE stories, and what is marketing, if not the art of storytelling?
Q: How many languages can you speak?
A: 3 – English, French, and Fulani. You probably haven’t heard of the last one, so I recommend that you check it out!
I probably would be fluent in Spanish too, if I had paid enough attention during my Spanish classes in high school. Jokes aside, I can understand a little bit of Spanish even though I am not fluent in it.
Q: What’s the most memorable vacation you’ve ever had?
A: Family Reunion December 2018! I got to see all 6 of my siblings and my parents, something that’s sadly unusual since we all live in different parts of the world. We took a trip back to our roots – my parents’ hometown villages in Fouta Djallon. It was great spending time together, learning more about where we were from but most importantly, spending quality time together!
I cherish these memories and hope to do another reunion soon post–COVID. To me, family is everything.