March is Women’s History Month.
Because women predominate the PR, communications and journalism industries, it seemed an ideal time to ask: Who inspired you most in your profession?
MyRaganites and communicators weighed in—and it turns out respect and inspiration can come from a first boss, a TV news anchor or daughters.
Feel free to use the Comments section to tell us who ignited the career spark within you.
Find a pair of killer shoes—and yourself
Susan C. Solomon, vice president of marketing at St. Joseph Health System in California, says that Rhoda Weiss, a Ph.D. and the former chairwoman of PRSA, taught her that strategic marketing and public relations can be powerful and game-altering for organizations and causes. “But she also taught me to be brave and to treat yourself every now and then to a killer pair of shoes,” Solomon says.
Admiring a woman with a varied career
MyRaganite Katrina Olson, marketing communications, says Karen Hughes’s lengthy resume inspires her.