About Christina Vuleta, Founder, 40:20 Vision
Climbing Trees and Other Lessons Learned on Career Path
Christina is a brand strategist, trends and futures consultant and mentoring expert. Three years ago she founded 40:20 Vision, a resource to facilitate mentorship between generations. One part of this is an online forum where she shares the perspective of 40-something women with 20-something women. The other part includes a mentoring network that gives women who share a passion for professional growth access to an advisory panel.
Through her 7x7 Mentoring Salons, Christina brings together seven more experienced women with seven young professionals for a chance to put their issues on the table and get feedback from women who are a step or two ahead in their endeavors. The sessions focus on entrepreneurism, professional growth, career change and personal finance. Christina also customizes these events for companies to provide a unique external mentorship experience for their up-and-coming employees.
To complement 40:20 Vision and bring awareness to the idea that professional disruption is possible beyond 40, Christina has initiated a list of 40 Women to Watch Over 40. Working with her on this project is Whitney Johnson, author of Dare, Dream Do and co-founder of Rose Park Investments.
Christina also serves as a managing director at Perks Consulting, a digital consultancy focused on transferring digital and entrepreneurial competence. Christina guides the company’s strategy practice and specializes on the convergence of startup methodology and brand strategy. Through her extensive work applying trends and futures to business, she is adept at helping companies leverage change and get ahead of opportunities. She had worked with a wide variety of clients from global consumer packaged goods to luxury, lifestyle and retail.
Before starting 40:20 Vision Christina was SVP, Director at The Futures Company, a strategic marketing and trend consultancy. She began her career Saatchi & Saatchi Advertising and went on to enjoy successful stints at Faith Popcorn’s Brain Reserve, Kirshenbaum Bond Senacal and Partners as well as consulting for companies such as Alpha Mom.com. She has also taught at General Assembly and spoken at panels for SXSW Interactive and Social Media Week. You can find her writing at Women 2.0, The Huffington Post and The Daily Muse.