“Don’t overthink,” Katy Hendricks from Powell Communications

Nov 28, 2022

Welcome to the Pass the Mic and the Defining Moment series. We’re giving powerful women the opportunity to make the world their mentee. These rockstars are joining us to share their stories and sage advice with up-and-coming women.

Meet Katy Hendricks, EVP of Business Strategy and Growth at Powell Communications. Katy stopped by our podcast booth at Advertising Week New York last month. In her Pass the Mic interview, she shares how she found success in her career through speaking up, finding joy, and learning to create healthy boundaries. Take a listen for some quick-hits of wisdom.

Get up and be yourself.

Get Up and Be Yourself, Katy Hendricks – Pass the Mic

“Don't overthink. You know, I actually woke up at 3:00 in the morning, and was over thinking about 15 things from this week. And I told myself I was like, ‘What are you doing?’ Stop overthinking. Everything is fine... Just get up, be yourself, do your job. And that's what you have to do...” – Katy Hendricks

Do what you enjoy.

Do What You Enjoy, Katy Hendricks – Pass the Mic

“Keep doing what you do. Keep doing what you enjoy. If you have a job and you love 75% of it, but 25% of it you have concerns about, go ahead and have that conversation with leadership because chances are they're going to be able to fix it, and maybe they just didn't know.” – Katy Hendricks

Always speak up.

Always Speak Up, Katy Hendricks – Pass the Mic

“Always believe in yourself. Always speak up. There have been multiple points throughout my career where I was 23, 24, 27, 28, and in some cases, a woman would have not said something. Whether it was a maternity leave policy or a way that somebody treated you that was inappropriate. I just always found [it's important to] be transparent, be honest. Be respectful when you [do], of course. But don't just sit by...” – Katy Hendricks

Katy’s advice gave us a big confidence boost! How about you? Are you ready for more actionable advice from amazing women in leadership? Check out more Pass the Mic content.

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