It's not your title that makes you an executive. It's your impact. Are you in the position to materially affect your organization? Before you were hired...
...would the hiring manager
have gained approval on the headcount to hire you
if your role was expected to have
a non-material impact on the organization?
Thus, it's not the role that enables one to be responsible for a material impact.
It's the person in it.
If you have the knowledge,
the work ethic,
the savvy, the boldness,
you can (and will)
be responsible for a material impact
upon the performance and results
of the organization.
Thus, YOU choose --
by how you operate
and the resulting impact --
whether you're an executive
in function and contribution.
And if you do that consistently enough,
you have a far higher likelihood than most
to end up being an executive in title as well.
How do you get a seat in the room where it happens?
By creating executive-level impact
everywhere you go
*before* you're in the room where it happens.