In Conversation with Coveo

March 20, 2022

Last month, Jennifer Flanagan, Actua’s Founder and CEO, sat down with Sheila Morin, Chief Marketing Officer at Coveo, one of Actua’s newest supporters.

Before joining Coveo, Morin provided marketing expertise to global brands, including Procter and Gamble, L’Oreal, Danone and Cirque du Soleil. As a long-time marketing professional, Morin brings unique and diverse skills that exist outside of traditional STEM skills. 

Coveo, founded in 2005, is a software company that specializes in AI, for Enterprises to deliver delightful, relevant and personalized experiences.

In 2022-2023, Coveo, through the Pledge 1% movement, has partnered with Actua to engage hundreds of thousands of youth—including Indigenous youth, girls and young women, and at-risk youth—in transformational STEM experiences that build critical employability skills and confidence through our national programs.  

Sheila Morin and Jennifer Flanagan discussed the importance of gender equity in STEM leadership, the role STEM skills play in modern marketing and Coveo’s commitment to democratizing knowledge and education.

Watch or listen to their conversation and read our key takeaways below:

In Conversation with Coveo

Jennifer Flanagan sat down with Sheila Morin, Chief Marketing Officer at Coveo, one of Actua’s newest supporters.

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Key Takeaways

Good marketing includes embracing and adapting to the world around you

Technological advancements have changed how we see marketing and share stories with audiences. The critical importance of becoming a good marketer is embracing and adapting to the world around you. Coveo believes that marketers must stay informed about their consumers, their needs, and rapidly changing market trends. It is important to keep up-to-date with the latest technological advancements and utilize them as a tool to build stronger relationships with your customers and develop engaging content that resonates on a deeper, emotional level.

Embracing diverse perspectives and voices in technology promotes creativity and innovation

Embracing diverse perspectives and voices is an important part of Coveo’s organizational culture. Coveo believes that diversity is important for innovation and creativity. Unique and different experiences from individuals at an organization bring new ways to approach problems and develop more creative and inclusive solutions. Coveo recognizes that including diverse teams that come from different career backgrounds and cultures can help to better understand the needs and preferences of their consumers. 

“Bringing different opinions and lenses around the table makes Coveo stronger. Differences make you powerful.” – Sheila Morin, CMO, Coveo

Investing in youth and STEM education is the answer to creating a better world

STEM education offers excellent career opportunities and can address many of the world’s biggest challenges. Creating equitable learning experiences for youth and underrepresented communities is a mission Coveo shares with Actua. Coveo believes that now more than ever, it is essential to invest in STEM education and help youth develop critical skills to prepare them for the future of work.

“We had to choose our mission, we need to invest in making sure everybody has access to education. We want to make sure we participate in giving access and inspiring kids to build the confidence to go into STEM fields.”

Sheila Morin, Chief Marketing Officer, Coveo