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Game of Her Own

May 19, 2022

Have you ever seen a job description and felt discouraged because you have no connections? Nobody to help you get past the gatekeepers. Nobody to push your resume in front of the decision-makers.

What I’m about to say next breaks my heart. I’ve had people tell me that there are jobs that they believed they were a good fit for but didn’t apply for because they believed the role was super competitive and they knew their resume wouldn’t make the cut. 

First of all, if you have done that before, let it be your last time. Do not count yourself out. Do not make up a story in your head that causes you to reject yourself. You should always go for the job you want and believe in the value you bring to the table.

Just like Ashley Dos Santos, Senior Director of Communications for the LA28 Olympic and Paralympic Games. She got an interview and was offered a role with the Olympic Committee with no connections!  

Listen in as Ashley and talk about: 

  • How she got an interview with the Olympic Committee with no connections 
  • Why you shouldn’t count yourself out of a job search when you don’t have a connection 
  • How she approaches achieving balance working for the largest global sports event 
  • Why she believes leading a team is personal 
  • How she earned her worth to overcome self-doubt 

And you know there is so much more! 


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Ashley brings nearly two decades of global communications and marketing expertise, spanning a broad array of industries with a specialization in sports and entertainment. In her role at LA28, she develops and executes brand visibility, reputation management and global stakeholder engagement efforts. Ashley works across teams to ensure LA28’s success in growing from a startup to large-scale organization by establishing foundational tools and processes and leading strategically collaborative, brand-building campaigns. She plays a pivotal role in the Games’ internal and external communications and media relations. A native Angelena, Ashley is passionately committed to showcasing the best of LA and the beauty of Angelenos’ cultural diversity ahead of and throughout the LA28 Games.