As part of the Women Who Lead series, we are featuring incredibly talented female leaders from RealSelf each month. We will learn more about what leadership means to them and how they care for themselves in order to be the best possible leaders in their roles.
The RS Women Who Lead resource group focuses on creating a supportive environment for personal and professional growth. Through intentional programming and strategic partnerships, the group is committed to fostering a clear ladder of success for women at RealSelf.
For this month’s internal Women Who Lead meeting, we had the opportunity to learn about imposter syndrome from life coach and RealSelf employee Torey Schell. In her role as a content moderator, she works to ensure that community reviews and questions are appropriate and published in a timely manner. Outside of work, she acts as a mind-set coach, helping women identify obstacles in their thinking in order to live a life of purpose. Learn more about Torey’s work on her website or Instagram page.
How do you “lead” in your role at the company?
As a member of the moderation team, we are leaders in the consumer community—we lead by example, providing support and connecting consumers to the best resources. I get a firsthand account of what is going on in the community. I am a strong believer in self-advocacy, and I love that our platform allows consumers to do research and make smart decisions for themselves as well as support one another.
How do you connect with our customers on both sides of the marketplace—consumers as well as providers?
My role involves managing the connection between consumers and providers. As moderators, trust is our first priority. Consumers can trust that we take care to ensure reviews are legitimate and doctors can trust that we enforce the RS Code of Conduct. Many of the decisions we make take both sides into consideration.
What is your favorite beauty/self-care routine/regimen?
Self-care is all about keeping my mind in good shape, because my body follows suit. I love reading and listening to audiobooks and podcasts for my mental self-care. When it comes to my beauty routine, I have always referred to myself as “low high-maintenance.” This is because I love makeup and skincare and could spend an hour or two getting ready for an event but can’t be bothered to spend more than five minutes on my hair. My go-to to feel fancy is black liquid eyeliner, lots of mascara, and a bright lip.
What does modern beauty mean to you?
Modern beauty means both breaking and following the rules to define what beauty means to you. You will never be free from the judgment of others, and embracing modern beauty allows you to take control over what you can—yourself! It’s the freedom to feel confident and beautiful as a result of your own decisions.
Internally, a monthly newsletter is being sent to highlight events the group is working on and ways that employees can get involved.