Reason #17 You Should Visit
Chair, Nominating Committee, 2016–19
New York, New York
Aura Sujaritchan Novembre has served in a variety of volunteer roles for Smith College: Nominating Committee vice chair, Smith Fund volunteer, social media ambassador, class of ’93 social media chair, alumnae admission volunteer for multicultural recruitment, and head of the Professional Women’s Committee for the Smith College Club of New York.
Having spent more than 15 years licensing content in start-up environments, Aura is the “Jill-of-all-trades” at ACI Information Group, a technology start-up that aggregates content for the academic and corporate research markets. Her role as vice president of content spans licensing, sales, customer relations, operations, project management, marketing, human resources and department supervision.
Novembre works from home, an experience that has allowed her to achieve her version of a harmonious work-life balance. The ability to work remotely affords her the pleasure of playing with the latest online collaboration tools and gadgets, along with the privilege of picking up her daughter from school and discussing the day together. By keeping up with the latest social media trends for the business, she has become quite adept in that space and enjoys using it for good—such as promoting ideas, people and organizations she supports. Previously, Novembre dabbled in the television and film development worlds, drifting through both independent and Hollywood producers’ offices, where she learned how to troubleshoot errant scripts (and copy machines).
In her spare time, Novembre finds meaning in volunteering for her children’s schools and her alma mater. She lives in lower Manhattan with her husband, two daughters and a furbaby.