Editor’s note: In recognition of the industry ideals reflected in the PRSA 2014 International Conference theme “Leading the Way: Fearless Future for PR,” we’ve invited industry-leading female CEOs to share their inspiration, tips and advice on how to grow, succeed and advance to the highest levels in the profession. Follow the “Leading the Way: Lessons from Female CEOs” series using the hashtag #PRLessonsInLeadership.
I vividly remember the night before my first day on the job in a corporate leadership role. I spent most of the evening trying to convince myself that the knot in my stomach was a result of something I ate. In reality, my nerves were getting the best of me.