Christina Aldan is a highly successful media maven, with over 9 years’ experience in the digital advertising realm. She is regarded for her advanced skills in web design, social media and creative content for small and micro businesses. In addition to operating her own digital advertising business, Christina also teaches a broad spectrum of courses, ranging from utilizing the full potential of a personal computer and applications to building web pages and social media campaigns.
Christina is constantly in demand as a public speaker by corporations, small businesses and specialty groups. She has presented various aspects of her expertise at such prestigious events as: CataylstCreativ, The AT&T DevSummit, Geek Girl Conference, 1 Million Cups, The Sage Summit, Bloomberg Radio, Beasley Broadcasting, Lotus Broadcasting, BCNtalk, PR Connections, The Crown Me Queen Conference, The Downtown Podcast and several live local news shows. She also makes time to serve local community organizations, including Project AngelFaces, Never Give Up Foundation and OCA Las Vegas.
My woman’s intuition. Learning how to listen to my inner voice has saved my butt countless times. One of my favorite quotes is from C.S. Lewis:
“Integrity is doing the right thing, even when no one is watching.” I try to remember that when listening to my woman’s intuition. I check in with myself to make sure my motive and intent are not strictly self-serving or motivated by fear and then I move forward with brevity and integrity in making decisions, using the best tools I know.
I am not able to think of any responsibility I would hand over with no problem; not to a man, or anyone else. I think both sexes have their challenges, and I wouldn’t wish my challenges on anyone else, nor would I feel equipped to take on anyone else’s experiences of the world. We all have a unique perspective. Influencing factors such as ethnicity, education, culture, sex, etc. are a part of that unique worldview which shapes our society. I celebrate the differences between men and women (and ethnicities, education, cultures) and I think that by integrating their strengths and challenges into a workable system, our society will be able to overcome obstacles faster and live more harmoniously. With the state of our American society today, we are witnessing the “traditional” roles and responsibilities of men and women to be fairly interchangeable (albeit, with some exceptions like childbirth), based on the interests of the individual. For example, in technology, if women want to become coders, then the tools and resources are available for them to hone their skills. They might stand out in fields that are traditionally male-dominated, and they may face a different set of company culture challenges, but the tools are resources are still available and the opportunity to shift “traditional” roles exists. If men want to be stay-at-home dads, then we are seeing many women in our society become the breadwinners of the family. Again, this may pose a different set of challenges, but if the family is able to make it work for them, then I think it’s a great example of integrating the strengths and challenges of individuals involved, regardless of sex, ethnicity, education or culture.
-Love themselves unconditionally so they may love others unconditionally.
-Judging themselves for not being perfect and therefore, the judging the world around them as never being good enough. Ladies, we must bask in the light of imperfection and be grateful for the resources around us and within us.
Tina Fey and Amy Poehler because they are hilarious, frank and they pushing the boundaries for mainstream, female, comedic writers.
Directors Jennifer Siebel Newsom & Kimberlee Acquaro for their documentary “Miss Representation” which is a great depiction of how women are represented in the media today, without being hateful towards men.
Marie Forleo, because she teaches actionable steps to empower small business owners (“Create a business and life you love!”) and her brand messaging is authentic, positive and creative.
Pema Chodron, because she teaches that life is messy and it’s important to get into those dark places and shine a light on them, because that is where transformation happens.