“If you believe in yourself, it's contagious,” Jennifer Murillo from Discover

Feb 28, 2024

Welcome to Pass the Mic and the Live Lessons series. Life happens in the moment—and so do opportunities to pass the mic. We’re having live conversations with powerful female leaders, giving them the opportunity to share their wisdom and mentor the masses.

Meet Jennifer Murillo, Senior Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer at Discover, where she’s been for 25 years. Jennifer is responsible for brand strategy and communications, consumer insights, rewards and product strategy, and enterprise programs. Before coming to Discover, she started her career working in agencies where she developed media and message strategies for a variety of packaged goods, retail, and automotive brands.

Jennifer joined Jocelyn Hudak, Senior Director, Content and Digital Marketing for an interview at our Pass the Mic lounge at CES in Las Vegas, created in partnership with The Female Quotient. Get ready to feel empowered, and give the full interview a listen.

Pass The Mic with Jennifer Murillo - Full Interview

If you believe in yourself, it's contagious.

Jennifer MurilloSVP Chief Marketing Officer at Discover

Go for it.

Go for it, Jennifer Murillo - Pass The Mic

Highlight: “If you feel strongly about something, there's usually a reason why, and you should go for it. And I think if you believe in yourself, it's contagious. You will be the best salesperson that you can be when you believe in your product, especially when that product is you.” – Jennifer Murillo

Don’t overthink it.

Don't overthink it, Jennifer Murillo - Pass The Mic

Highlight: “Do your best not to overthink it… It's been my experience that the more that you leave yourself open to possibilities, the more your plan takes shape, and you end up more or less where you were hoping to end up.” – Jennifer Murillo

Set up for success.

Set up for success, Jennifer Murillo - Pass The Mic

Highlight: “Really the most important thing that you can do is set up your team for success and make sure they have what they need, that you've got the right skills and the right talent, and you're giving them the right support and opportunities, because that's when the best work is going to get done.” – Jennifer Murillo

Think about the role as if you’re playing chess.

Think about the role as if you're playing chess, Jennifer Murillo - Pass The Mic

Highlight: “A former manager was consulting with me at the time, and he told me to be thinking about the role more like if you were playing a game of chess. If I took that role, what were the squares that could open up for me later on in my career?” – Jennifer Murillo

You’re never going to know it all.

You're never going to know it all, Jennifer Murillo - Pass The Mic

Highlight: “Really quickly, I realized, ‘Okay, you're never going to know all of this. There's no way that you can learn everything.’ It was a very broad job, and it was really one of the best career experiences I had in having that moment of making that realization that you don't have to know how to do every single job on your team.” – Jennifer Murillo

Great leaders like Jennifer know that confidence in yourself and your team is the key to being effective in business and in life. If you’re ready to up your efficacy even more, check out more Pass the Mic content.

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