052: Jen Hatzung on Rethinking Pearls, Pantyhose and Power Suits

pearlsJen has a BA in Political Science and has a background in social media, brand marketing, working with military families and non-profit communications. Jen is the co-founder of She Percolates. She and her co-host, Danielle, believe success is an ever evolving concept – it is different for everyone – and each iteration is valid and worth celebrating. Their mission is to introduce their audience to interesting and inspiring women who live all different versions of success.  They strive to encourage women to live out their own version of success.

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Playing Small Moment

In her first job after college, Jen adopted the pearls, pantyhose and power suits to try to prove herself. Ultimately she didn’t see the value she brought to her position, which led to presenting herself with a lack of confidence and being passed over promotions.

The Wake Up Call

Jen discovered her entrepreneurial spirit and love of social media while running her failed Etsy shop during a transitional period from 2011-2012.

Style of Leadership

Jen leads by encouraging those around her to succeed in their career and personal development

What Are You Excited About?

Launching her second podcast teaching women how to be confident in the clothing they wear.

Leadership Practice

Jen surrounds herself with people that believe in her.

Book to Develop Leadership

Lean In by Sheryl Sandberg

What Would You Change?

Jen would have worked through her self doubt much sooner and stopped worrying and caring about what other people thought.

Inspirational Quote

You don’t have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great – Zig Ziglar

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  1. Awesome chat ladies! Jen, I can SO relate to feeling of thinking / playing small, and looking back at the past severals years and being like, “WHAT?! Why on earth didn’t I kick myself sooner??” Giving yourself permission to do what YOU want to do seems so “basic”, but it’s one of the most powerful things I’ve ever done. Love everything you’ve got going on – keep doing what you’re doing!

    1. Thank you, Kate! I am so grateful to Jen for being so vulnerable and open about all the decision she had made in her career that held her back. And, so happy to see where she is today because she was able to break away from what was expected to do what she is passionate about. She has such a great story!

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