Women in the Entertainment Industry: Catherine Healy
We are asking women in the entertainment industry around the world some key questions about their life and career. Here is Catherine Healy based in United States.
1. In which part of the industry do you work?
Global Logistics – Concert & Event Touring.
2. Have you drawn professional inspiration from other women in the entertainment industry? How have they inspired you?
Yes! Driven work ethics, ability to handle team environments in the touring world, focus and attention to detail, last but not least the ability to find/keep humor in the mix! These things inspire me.
3. What would you tell young women who are just starting out? What would you like them to know?
Networking, everyone you meet through your job will play a part in the future you are building. Stay open to the possibilities you cannot see yet, they often show up! Give people reasons to respect you and the work you do, it will help to build upon a great career you can feel good about.
4. What is the best piece of career advice you have ever received?
Finish the job, do your best.
5. Please share one of your toughest challenges in your career. How did you overcome?
Being thrown into a project I knew nothing about with very little guidance. Every direction I turned I could not get answers to do understand what the client wanted. I removed the stress and just started working to complete the project the best way I knew how. I double and triple checked my work, I submitted it on time knowing I did my best.
6. What is your favorite musical or play?
7. What is your morning routine?
Coffee – Open the curtains hello world! – Instagram -Walk
8. Drink of Choice?
Virgils Black Cherry Soda / Smokestack w/Cherry or Oak chips.
9. What is a phrase you are known for saying?
Stay the course, This too shall pass.
10. At what point in your career did you become a mother? What was your entertainment industry job?
Midway through my industry career, I was working in NYC at Concrete Marketing/Special Projects Manager.
11. What allowances (or not) were made to accommodate you as an expectant mother?
My boss was great, I could come into work late due to morning sickness and just work later, work from home when necessary (years before this was a thing), provided availability to me to use the company car service instead of riding the subway on rough days.
12. What are the biggest challenges of being a mom in the industry?
Being a single mom in the industry when my son was young, trying to do it all, the hours. I finally left the industry for a time and NYC to raise him. When I was ready I had good friends and industry contact who I always stayed in touch with..they cared..They helped me pave a path back in.
13. What are the biggest rewards of being a mom in the industry?
Raising my son on my own and building a second industry career. My son is proud of me, he has a great work ethic, huge reward!
14. Any tips for balancing work and parenting?
Your children will only be young once, stretch yourself between both the best you can. Even the smallest amounts of quiet time can be amazing to regroup.
15. What advice would you give to other women in the industry?
Be team-minded, Listen, Learn, Believe in yourself…and others.
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