Introducing the folks who Make You Matter

One of the special opportunities that makes Turner such a great place to work is Make You Matter, a unique chance for employees worldwide to focus on themselves and their professional development. This exclusive event offers a wide variety of workshops, thought-provoking speakers and fun events, all presented to provide extra inspiration and motivation to focus on all of the possibilities that come with being a Turner employee.

This time around, we’re presenting a three-day bonus edition of Make You Matter, Sept 12-14. Now that you know what it’s all about, we’d like to introduce you to some of the people who bring Make You Matter to life and help make it the incredible event it is. An undertaking of this magnitude requires an enormous amount of preparation and cooperation behind the scenes, and based on the overwhelming response to past Make You Matter sessions, all the folks involved are really crushing it! So, let’s meet a few of the faces that are making you matter!

 

Sabrina Molu

Sabrina Molu, Product Manager, Digital Media & Products

How did you get involved in Make You Matter?

I was asked to teach a Make You Matter workshop on my passion project: Blogging. It was such a great opportunity to combine my two worlds with so much genuine interest from my coworkers and peers. It was an honor to be invited to present, and I look forward to the opportunity to do it again

Why do you do it?

There are very few times when my two worlds combine, and this was a unique opportunity to talk about something that I’m really passionate about.

What does it mean to you to be able to give back to your co-workers through Make You Matter?

It really means so much! I was able to meet many people from across the Turner ecosystem to get coffee and have follow-up conversations. I love being able to be a resource to my coworkers and help them delve into an interest.

What would you tell someone who was unsure if they should sign up for Make You Matter?

There are few companies who allow you to take time out of your workday to focus on yourself – with skills that may or may not be directly correlated to work. The fact that Turner does this is a huge benefit of working here, and all employees should take advantage of it!

 

 

Liane Hunter

Liane Hunter, Senior Designer, Turner Studios


How did you get involved in Make You Matter?

I got involved in Make You Matter when I was asked to help out on a session with a planning committee, where our team suggested classes using design software for beginners. I ended up teaching one of the classes as well.

Why do you do it?

I do it because I’ve been an alumni mentor for SCAD (Savannah College of Art & Design), and I really like to teach and to learn!

What does it mean to you to be able to give back to your co-workers through Make You Matter?

I think that opportunities like Make You Matter and StudiosX (a similar event held recently) are a great way to learn from coworkers, so it’s awesome to have the opportunity to give back.

What would you tell someone who was unsure if they should sign up for Make You Matter?

If someone was on the fence, I’d tell them that MYM is a great way to get out of your “bubble” and get to know the larger ecosystem of Turner – you learn things that you didn’t know you didn’t know.

 

 

Martyna Beasley

Martyna Beasley, Learning Facilitator, Turner People Development


How did you get involved in Make You Matter?

I work in Turner People Development, as a Learning Facilitator. We partner with Make You Matter in providing learning sessions. This is my second MYM; for the last one in March I was invited to facilitate a session on the theme “Grit and Resilience,” and I am thrilled to be involved again!

Why do you do it?

I do it because Make You Matter is all about learning and growth. It’s a time for us all to take a breath and purposefully make some “YOU” time. Who doesn’t need more of that?

What does it mean to you to be able to give back to your co-workers through Make You Matter?

This may sound a bit cheesy, but it means “MORE” to me: Moving OReally Empowered. When someone discovers an idea or inspiration from a learning session that they can take with them and apply to their work/life, that means MORE.

What would you tell someone who was unsure if they should sign up for Make You Matter?

I would tell them that Make You Matter has something for everyone, and you should take the time and participate in something that matters for you.