Jurate Sakalyte. Product Manager. Digital Channels. IHG. Dior Mavens


“I believe that a meaningful and dynamic personal connection with someone is the best foundation for a solid professional relationship.”

Jurate Sakalyte

Product Manager, Digital Channels. IHG. Dior Mavens. Kaunas, Lithuania
Robinson College of Business, Georgia State University. MBA

Charity Involvement

Empty Stocking Fund, Angel Tree Charity, Habitat for Humanity

3 things that we should know about you? First, I was born and raised in Lithuania and came to Atlanta by myself in my early twenties with several hundred dollars in my pocket and never regretted staying in this dynamic city. Secondly, I am a mom to the most wonderful two-year-old boy, Mateo. And third, I absolutely love what I do, and that is creating unforgettable travel experiences digitally by helping our (IHG) guests to find and book effortlessly the perfect accommodations for their travels.

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What's been your most successful approach in building business relationships? Truly and genuinely caring and showing interest in others.  I believe that a meaningful and dynamic personal connection with someone is the best foundation for a solid professional relationship. I have always enjoyed learning about everyone’s day, their interests and personal ambitions first before going into conversations to discuss a work matter at hand.  Furthermore, the power of smile is undeniable! It lights up the room, brings the warmth to the conversation, and creates the surroundings of positivity and good energy. Smile often! As they say: “People may not exactly remember what you said or did, but they will always remember how you made them feel”.

What fuels your drive? Professionally, my curiosity and passion for innovation has always fueled my growth and led me to the career path in the digital industry, where there is never an abundance of continuous changes and evolution. At the same time, the cutting-edge nature of the industry keeps me on my toes and makes me always look for the ways to reinvent my mindset and ideas.

Personally, my two- year old has been constantly reminding me that we can find happiness in the simplest things like a red Santa Shoes ornament on a Christmas tree…

Books you've enjoyed and what's the takeaway from that book? Don Clifton’s book “Discover your Clifton Strengths” has been instrumental in understanding and assessing my strengths, that I should focus on in my career to not only be successful but also find fulfillment in my job. I recommend this book or digital read to anyone who is interested to learn more about what drives them and makes them unique in their career and personal life.

What are the lessons you've gained that have profoundly shifted your direction in business? As cliché as it may sound, I strongly believe in listening to your heart and following your passion. Only then you will be able to accomplish extraordinary things. Recently, I have made a profound change in the industries to be able to grow in the area of my passion for digital experiences. It was very scary at first (and is still is sometimesJ), but the excitement of new learnings and growth everyday has been very rewarding.

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Your mantra?
“Shoot for the moon and if you miss, you will still be among the stars.” Always make the most of every opportunity that comes your way. Any one of them may become a life or career changing event in a way that you may not have ever imagined. I believe that things happen for a reason, and we should take chances given to us wisely.

What type of digital magazine or periodicals do you enjoy? I love to browse through PYMNTS.com for all the innovation trends in the digital payment industry, CNtraveller.com for inspiration while immersing in the amazing travel experiences, and Roseinc.com for the tips and tricks to enhance my beauty and skin routine.

5 Favorite skin care products & fragrance by Dior that you enjoy using?
In my purse you will always find at least 3 Dior products. Most recently, I am obsessed with their lip care products: Dior Addict Lip Glow, Dior Addict Lip Maximizer, Dior Ultra Rouge Hydra Lipstick. Furthermore, I do not imagine my daily beauty routine without Dreamskin Skin Perfector and Capture Totale Crème. 

What do you do for fun? When I am not chasing my two-year-old around, you can find me in the hot yoga class, running outside, enjoying time with my close friends. I love listening to live music anything from classical to jazz, exploring new places in the city, browsing new fashion trends.  I can not imagine my life without snow skiing and traveling to explore new destinations and collect new experiences along the way.

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