Category Archives: Public Relations

Cathy O’Dowd: Climbing Everest, Team Dynamics, and Leadership

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“Then I’ve been parachuted in as the token woman who got added at the last minute by the newspaper sponsor to kind of sex up the coverage. So I’m in a desperately awkward position, trying to prove that I’m good enough to be on this mountain. And I was—but I hadn’t come on the team in a way that made that at all clear.”

Cathy O’Dowd was not a fan of sport until she discovered climbing in college.

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Lisa Marie Platske: Design Your Destiny

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Women in male-dominated industries like tech, finance and law enforcement may feel like it’s unacceptable to reveal any vulnerability at work. This leads to compartmentalization, having a ‘work self’ that’s different from the real person on the inside. But this simply isn’t working. Not only does this approach make us seem unapproachable, it leads to burnout and perpetuates the myth that we have to behave a certain way in order to lead.

Lisa Marie Platske had a ten-year career as a Federal law enforcement officer,

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Jennifer Fleming: Reinvent Your Image Relentlessly

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If there’s one tip Jennifer Fleming can share for leaders, it’s to have a relentless drive to learn new things and to reinvent themselves.

As a former IT professional, seasoned communicator, media insider and head of a PR firm, Tall Grass PR, Jennifer gives advice on giving successful interviews, standing out in the market place and positioning yourself for success.

She reveals her tips on how to project yourself well on and off the camera.

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