News__ Work It! 12 Women in Culture

March 08, 2011 | By

These women work it!

Today we celebrate just a few of the hundreds of women we admire! These 12 women work behind the scenes at your favorite magazines, brands and cultural institutions. And now you get a chance to look into their everyday lives, where they come from and their go-to for the 3pm afternoon lag. From Nike to Vogue to MoMA's PS1, these women worked hard to get where they are and own their positions.

Happy International Women's Day!

Name: Nikki Scoggins
Age: 29
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Job and title: Social Media Manager, Vans

First job? I was a camp counselor at Camp Cherokee in South Carolina when I was 15, teaching canoeing and sailing. However, I didn't know how to sail so that part didn't really go well. Poor kids got stuck in the lake daily, "Let me teach you guys about adventure. Who can pull a sailboat with a rope while swimming?"

Morning routine? I wake up and check Twitter to see what has happened in the world in the 8 hours that I was sleeping. I look out the window at the beautiful morning Hollywood sky while eating breakfast. Debating on using an iron and then opting out. That's about it for quiet time.

What does your day-to-day look like? It's a lot of fun, creatively speaking. Half of time is spent chatting with my co-workers about upcoming initiatives they have coming our way, events, products, all that jazz. My team and I come up with interesting ways to promote them through our social networks. The other half of my time is talking with our friends, viewers, and followers online. They have a lot to say. You gotta listen.

Early in or late out?
Late out. I'm a night owl.

Best part about your job? I work with people who truly care about what they do. They are passionate and push me to be better every day. Experimentation is encouraged. If I try something new and it totally bombs, that's ok as long as I learned from it.

Go-to for the 3pm lag? Snack time and reading Gawker.

What does your desk normally look like?
Oh, it's a gem. Wood grain patterned contact paper desktop. A unicorn. Polaroids.

Not including your computer or phone, office item you couldn’t survive without? Boat Lamp! Yes, I realize that this will be the second time that I am bringing up sailing, but purely by coincidence I found a red wooden homemade sailboat lamp at the Salvation Army down the street from the office. It's straight epic status.

Lunch usually consists of: It's usually small-ish. A salad or something. I'm one of those people that eats all day.

Most embarrassing thing to happen to you at the office?
An interview with KISS that went terribly, terribly wrong. Terri Gross status. I will leave it at that.

Last job you’d want to be working? A place where the attire is referred to as "business casual."

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