International Women’s Day 2022: What’s the Best Advice You’ve Received?

At W2 Communications, we are proud to have a group of talented, thoughtful women on our team of integrated marketing professionals. These women are not only dedicated to delivering the highest quality results to our clients; they’re also invested in pouring into one another and building each other up.

In the spirit of encouraging other women and in recognition of International Women’s Day 2022, we asked the team to share the best pieces of advice that they have received during their careers. Below is some of the advice that they shared:

“At my college graduation ceremony, First Lady Dr. Jill Biden said: ‘Let the people who love you help carry that weight and never hesitate to be that strength in return. There are times when the most courageous thing we can do is lean on someone else.’ One of the most important lessons I’ve learned is to advocate for yourself and always ask for help when you need it.” – Isabelle

“Don’t be afraid to speak up! Your ideas may be just what the team is looking for.” – Erica

“The best piece of advice I have received is to stop saying sorry and replace apologies with gratitude. Instead of saying, ‘Sorry to take up your time,’ say ‘Thank you for taking the time to speak with me.’ Although it is important to apologize if you’ve truly done something wrong, you should not apologize for the sake of apologizing. I think as women we too often struggle with this so called ‘Sorry Syndrome.'” – Jessica

“Be somebody who makes everybody feel like a somebody.” – Urvi

“The best advice I’ve ever received guides both my career and day-to-day: “What if everyday starting now, you chose to wake up and instead of pouring your heart into things, you poured your heart into people — because every what, when and why is completely worthless without a who. I think a lot of times, we completely miss the point. People are the point.” – Andrea

Headshot Devon Bowles

“Don’t be afraid to ask for help! No question is too small when you are trying to better yourself.” – Devon

Christine Blake, W2 Communications

“‘True leaders don’t create followers, they create more leaders.’ That is more of a quote that I follow, but could work when it comes to management. Here is another thing I often think of ‘it’s better to speak up and be confident and wrong, than to be quiet and not contribute.'” – Christine

“You can’t be afraid of failure. If you aren’t ever failing in some capacity, that means you’re just staying the same and playing it safe…you aren’t growing or trying new things.” – Madison (Quoting W2 Communications’ Principal and Co-Founder, Tony Welz)

At W2 Communications, we value diversity, inclusiveness and equality — and we are passionate about building each other up. And today, we salute the women who are breaking down barriers.