"The word “no” is said to me at least a dozen times each day – media declines a story idea, budgets get cut, and event spaces are unavailable. I’ve learned that accepting rejection not only requires thick skin but grace and humility. The best publicists pick their battles and know when rejection is not an option – tenacity is a must!" -Jenn Lake, Vice President of Zapwater Communications
"Never let anyone tell you that you are not good enough, beautiful enough, or smart enough to do anything you set your mind to." - @Danielle Lampert Moss of The Everygirl // photo by Stoffer Photography
"Leaving the 9 to 5 office job was liberating—I was so thrilled to be able to control my own projects and create unique, beautiful spaces for my clients." - Caitlin Wilson // photography by Courtney Apple // @Caitlin Burton Wilson Textiles
"You Don't Have to Be Pretty. You don't owe prettiness to anyone. Not to your boyfriend/spouse/partner, not to your co-workers, especially not to random men on the street. You don't owe it to your mother, you don't owe it to your children, you don't owe it to civilization in general. Prettiness is not a rent you pay for occupying a space marked 'female.'" --Diana Vreeland, noted columnist & editor in fashion magazines Harper's Bazaar & Vogue.
"The PR industry is known to have a revolving door; I was determined to be an exception to that rule. Therefore, I interned solely at Murphy Knott Public Relations as an undergrad. While many people diversify their resumes, I wanted to find the right agency and remain loyal to them throughout college. Depth over breadth is essential to me...The classroom taught me theory but Murphy Knott allowed me to put theory into practice." -Jenn Lake, Vice President of Zapwater Communications