Salma Zaghal

1. What does a Marketing Assistant do?
I assist the CEO and executive managers on all marketing and administrative tasks. I work mostly behind the scenes, which I love. It’s great working with inspiring leaders that teach you something new every day.

2. What attracted you to Bookmark?
Bookmark is both a close-knit group that values a great office culture, and an international company that is growing rapidly. That perfect balance between international success, and a down to earth company is what made me truly value Bookmark.

3. What aspect of your new job are you most looking forward to?
Being part of the Bookmark team for sure! I’m very excited to be part of such a creative and dynamic group.

4. What’s the last thing you read/saw that inspired you?
I just finished a book by Jen Sincero, called “How To Stop Doubting Your Greatness And Start Living An Awesome Life”. The book encourages you to break out of bad habits such as doubt or negative self-talk, and pushes you to believe in your potential. I recommend it to anyone who is looking for some motivation.

5. What do you like to do in your spare time?
I love spending time with family and friends. There’s nothing better than being around people who genuinely love and support you. Whenever I’m feeling down and in need of a recharge, I call my close friends or family.

6. Tell us something surprising about yourself?
I think one thing that can be surprising about myself is my background. When I was growing up, my family and I moved around a lot which meant that I had to be the new kid at school often, but on the other hand I was exposed to numerous cultures and languages. I call more than one country home and connect with more than one culture. When people ask me where I’m from, my answer is often very long!

7. What are your top 5 must-see destinations?
Nice, France
Warsaw, Poland
Dubai, UAE
Maui, Hawaii
The Maldives

8. What is your favorite thing to do in Toronto?
I love discovering new restaurants and cafes. The city has a great variety of cuisines, and delicious food to offer. I also love taking walks on the waterfront in the morning, it’s beautiful!

9. What’s been your career highlight so far?
At my previous job, I was put in charge of a digital project for a client, including their website strategy. I was still a student at the time, and it was definitely intimidating at first. But managing this opportunity really challenged me and I learned a lot about my skill set and how I handle pressure.

10. What is the one piece of advice that has helped you get where you are today?
If you give up at the first sign of struggle, you’re not ready to be successful.