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Johanna Key – AT&T & Mills College: Disrupt the Norm

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Johanna Key, Senior Marketing Communications Manager, AT&T

Alumna of Mills College (MBA, 2013) and California State University, Fresno (BA, 2005: Communications)

Johanna Key is a Senior Marketing Communications Manager at AT&T, where she’s helping a marquee telecommunications company transform into an innovative technology organization. She loves telling stories, connecting people, and solving problems through technology—qualities that shine in her product marketing role supporting AT&T’s sales team. Learn what inspires her to be a change maker, from her experiences as an immigrant to the U.S., to choosing Mills College’s female-dominated MBA program to best focus on women in leadership in order to excel in corporate America.

Immediate family members in her household: Husband and two kids, ages 2 and 1
Recent Forté volunteer experience: Speaker at Forté Forum; Alumna of Forté Fellows Program
Her role model: Mae Carol Jemison, the first African-American woman to travel in space, who Johanna met when she was 13 years old: “Her accomplishments taught me that, with a relentless drive for our dreams, women of color could do absolutely anything. Seeing her in person, however, ingrained in me that no matter how high you rise, you must be present in your community. I’m a firm believer that exposure creates the foundation for dreams and a pathway for goals. At age 13, I knew one day I’d be striving to motivate girls like me to remain driven.”
Words of wisdom that inspire her: “If you are always trying to be normal, you will never know how amazing you can be.” – Maya Angelou
Song that makes her turn up the volume: “Girl on Fire,” Alicia Keys

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2 Responses to “Johanna Key – AT&T & Mills College: Disrupt the Norm”

  1. Norma

    connecting with people and solving problems you’ve been good at. We need more people like you to get women to be motivated. Love it

  2. Ashley John

    Love this! Thank you, Johanna. You’ve inspired me to continue to speak up and not be afraid to go against the grain.

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