Each year on International Women’s Day, we celebrate the achievements of women across the world. Here at AdvoCare® we have an incredible team of talented women who work tirelessly behind the scenes. In honor of this special day, we wanted to take a moment to introduce a few of these amazing individuals.

Swarna Murugan, SVP & Chief Information Officer

  • How long have you been with AdvoCare? 20 Years.
  • What women have inspired you throughout your lifetime? My mom and Indra Nooyi, Former Pepsico CEO – both are great examples of how to balance your work and family life and strive to be successful in both.
  • What accomplishments are you most proud of? Professionally my biggest accomplishments have been leading the successful migration from our legacy platforms to Salesforce earlier this year. I’m also proud of our team’s seamless transition in 2020 to 100% WFH within only a couple days. Personally, I’m proud of raising two loving boys who respect and value women. I also recently went out of my comfort zone and joined a dance group last year to let go of stress and have fun!
  • What are your biggest goals for 2022 – and beyond? Continuing to be ahead in tech to support AdvoCare’s growth. I’d also love to help more young women embrace a career in tech. This year, I’m also trying to prioritize my “me time” 🙂.
  • Favorite AdvoCare Products? AdvoCare Rehydrate® Pomegranate Tangerine, AdvoCare Glow® Collagen, the entire GO MEs™ Gummies line, and Ready-to-Drink Protein in Chocolate.

Lindsey Holm, PHR & Director of Human Resources

  • How long have you been with AdvoCare? 17.5 Years.
  • What women have inspired you throughout your lifetime? Both my grandmothers were huge role models for me, and I have been blessed to have them in my life well into adulthood. They modeled hard work, grit, faithfulness, loyalty, and love. Seeing them successful in their careers and in their families inspired me to be like minded.
  • What accomplishments are you most proud of? I am so proud to have worked for AdvoCare for almost 18 years! Getting to work for a company that truly cares for their employees and wants to do what is right makes me very proud. In my role, I talk to people all the time and they ask me what is it about AdvoCare that makes people want to work there and stay there, and it is always an easy answer – it is the people, from the top to the bottom, AdvoCare is about the people!
  • What are your biggest goals for 2022 – and beyond? Health! I want to be healthier for myself and for my family. I want to be active and strong for many years to come, so my goals are to exercise more frequently and eat foods that provide the best nutrition to support my goals. This is something we all strive for and something that will continue to be my goal year after year.
  • Favorite AdvoCare Products? Spark® Fruit Punch is a MUST! But I take a lot of the wellness line as well, ProBiotic RESTORE ULTRA®, C-Grams®, GO MEs™ Elderberry Gummies & Collagen, AdvoCare® Fiber, and OmegaPlex®.

Sarah Doan, Sr. Manager of Quality

  • How long have you been with AdvoCare? 12 Years.
  • What women have inspired you throughout your lifetime? Women from different generations; granny to mom, best friends to neighbors, from teachers to colleagues, etc. have inspired me. This inspiration led me to not only work hard, be loving and caring but to also being independent.  They are my models of courage and self-belief that remind me I can do anything as long as I put my mind into it, don’t give up and keep moving forward.
  • What accomplishments are you most proud of? Establishing yourself in a new country as an immigrant is a huge challenge. I am proud that even with English not being my mother tongue, I pursued a degree in the USA and have been working as a professional with an amazing company for more than 12 years. I strive to improve myself everyday by setting goals and pursuing them with hard work, dedication & enthusiasm.
  • What are your biggest goals for 2022 – and beyond? Going through a global pandemic has made me realize the importance of good health.  My biggest goal for this year and beyond is trying to balance between work, family and health. It can feel like boiling the ocean sometimes, but I’m going to start small and take one step at a time by eliminating bad eating habits, creating a ‘beginner’ fitness routine that revolves around nature and reduce online time.
  • Favorite AdvoCare Products? C-Grams®, AdvoCare Slam®, Arginine Extreme®, O2 Gold®, and Nighttime Recovery.

Shannon Collins, Executive Assistant to the CEO

  • How long have you been with AdvoCare? 8.5 Years.
  • What women have inspired you throughout your lifetime? I’m inspired by SO many women, including:
    • Joan Benoit Samuelson inspired and motivated me when she won the Gold Medal for the Women’s Marathon in the 1984 Olympics in Los Angeles. 
    • Oprah Winfrey has always inspired me; she has done so much for women around the world. I love her curiosity, probably because I’m so curious. She feeds the soul. 
    • I have always and continue to be inspired by women no one knows; courageous women that I’ve met along the way on this path of life. These are women who have faced their abusers, said no more, and started a new life. They are women who have lost loved ones and started organizations or a cause to help others dealing with loss in their lives. 
    • My mother. She died at 53, when I was 27. She embraced every moment of the12 weeks after she found out she had cancer; she placed fear aside and truly loved every person and everything about her life. She was an incredible example of living in the now, this present moment.
  • What accomplishments are you most proud of? I am most proud of raising my three sons, they are 25, 24 and 22 years old. After that, qualifying for and running the Boston Marathon twice. Five marathons total plus one ultra, 55-mile run. 
  • What are your biggest goals for 2022 – and beyond? Mental: This year I want to tap more into my creative, right-brained side. And I love to learn – I’m always taking classes about various topics I’m curious about. Daily mediation is a long-term commitment. Physical: In addition to running most every day, I’ve committed myself to workouts at the gym for strength training Always, work hard and have fun! Balance!
  • Favorite AdvoCare Products? I ❤️ Spark® and AdvoCare Rehydrate® DAILY!

 Kristen Pierce, Accounting Manager

  • How long have you been with AdvoCare? 3 Years.
  • What women have inspired you throughout your lifetime? I have had several strong women in my life that have mentored me and pushed me outside my comfort zone to help me grow. Cassie Crow has served as a mentor and source of encouragement for me. My first year as a manager was tough but, Cassie was always there as a sounding board and cheerleader for me.
  • What accomplishments are you most proud of?First, completing my college education. When I was in high school, my School Counselor told me that I shouldn’t even bother applying to colleges. This discussion lit my fire. Not only was I accepted into the universities to which I applied, I graduated amidst a very difficult family crisis. Secondly, I love doing analysis and I’ve used this passion to help AdvoCare and previous employers. Lastly, but certainly not least, I proud of being a wife and mom, while still excelling in my work!
  • What are your biggest goals for 2022 – and beyond? I would love to further my education and spend time making memories with my family!​
  • Favorite AdvoCare Products? AdvoCare Slim® Lemonade mixed with Spark® Cranberry Peach Orange – – My everyday morning go to!