“We thought we would be fired! Didn’t matter how good we were, … it was just a matter a time.” Katie Says, reflecting on the pivotal moment that led her, and her co founder Erica, to start their creative agency, Fancy, and take back control over their careers, and lives. I’ll be honest - as an HR person, it really hurt to hear this soul searching moment.
In this episode of the Mindful Leadership podcast, we dive into a mega dose of inspiration with my friend and fellow disruptor, Katie Keating, Founding Partner and Co-Chief Creative Officer of Fancy - a woman on a mission to break taboos, normalize the normal, moving the cultural needle one stereotype at a time.
Learn more about Katie’s story of overcoming fear and adversity to start her company, Fancy, with Erica, from taking a sledgehammer to conventions to build the kind of company that most of us would dream of working for, to finding her unique voice championing for women, especially the underserved, underrepresented, undervalued community of women over 40.
The Mindful Leadership podcast is about authentic leaders, making a meaningful difference. No Platitudes. No Posturing. No BS.
Katie Keating is a Founding Partner and Co-CCO of Fancy LLC. Fancy is the 100% women owned, strategically minded, creatively driven advertising agency dedicated to elevating what’s important to women.
Katie’s voice has become a beacon in the industry, and she is an advocate and ally for women in business. Before founding Fancy, Katie was among a handful of female creative leads at global agencies including Publicis, Grey and Saatchi, and in house for Clinique. Lauded creative campaigns for Lion's Den, pH-D Feminine Health, Procter & Gamble, Henkel, Unilever and more, all bear the Fancy hallmark of cheeky, honest, raw, and thoughtful work delivered with a wink.
Katie is feminist, feminine, and fun. In a word: Fancy.