Alexandra Conners: Today’s Notable Young Professional

Alexandra Conners’ love for art, design, fashion and people led her to a job at Montreal’s Galerie LeRoyer, where she feeds the culturally hungry by enabling people to indulge in things they love. What advice does she have for other young professionals? Find out in today’s profile…

Elevator Pitch: Describe your job in a nutshell.
I feed the culturally hungry by enabling people to indulge in things they love!

Why did you start working at your company? What was the inspiration for this career route?
I started working at Galerie LeRoyer after university. At the time I really did’nt have a concrete career path, but I knew that I loved art, design, fashion and people; the art world in a nutshell. After no time, I was smitten.

What is the best part of what you do on a day-to-day basis? The most challenging part?
I get to meet people from all walks of life, from the artist to the collector, and often I get the opportunity to get to know them. It’s unbelievable what you can learn from people.

Biggest challenge… there are not enough walls in this world!

Where do you see yourself in five years?
Consulting, collecting and owning my own gallery.

What does success look like to you?
Having my health, my friends, my family and a job that gets me out of bed with a smile in the morning.

What is the most memorable milestone in your career?
I’ll keep you posted.

Do you have any advice for other young professionals?
Find a job you love. If you haven’t yet, start looking!

Do you support any charities? If so, which one(s) and why is that important to you?
Yes I do, I am currently one of the Young Ambassadors for Casino against Cancer. It’s important to me because every single one of us has been touched by the realities of cancer in one way or another and hopefully one day that will change. We need to work towards that change and the Casino against Cancer is a great way to contribute. We just want to change the odds (pun intended)!

What to you is notable?
People who believe in themselves enough to take risks and push boundaries.

BlackBerry, iPhone, Android, or Other?
Loved my BlackBerry but it’s just not respectable in the art world… iPhone it is!