Kalina Bryant is the current Global Head of Customer Advocacy at work management platform Asana, making her the first African-American woman to join the company’s revenue executive leadership team. According to Forbes, she brought in $9 million in annual revenue for Asana in just six months of joining the company.
Bryant started her career in sales but she didn’t find sales fulfilling her creative side. She wanted to design, build things from scratch, create experiences, and market these experiences in a unique way.
The need to make use of her creative side brought her to the world of advocacy and customer marketing. Bryant started outlining advocacy strategies for C-level executives and light-house accounts, which ultimately led her to Asana.
Before moving to Asana, Bryant founded UnapologeTECH, as a side hustle. UnapologeTECH is a platform that focuses on creating an inclusive space for women leaders of color and serves as a coaching service for women. She still oversees her passion project UnapologeTECH while working at Asana.