EPISODE #100! || Natalie is Interviewed by Vivian Zhang, Integrated Comms & Media Planner at Wieden+Kennedy

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To celebrate our 100th podcast episode, Vivian Zhang, Integrated Comms & Media Planner at Wieden+Kennedy, comes over to interview Natalie as a guest host. Hear about Natalie’s career before We Are Next, how We Are Next was started, how it’s evolved, behind-the-scenes challenges, how being pregnant (!) has affected how she views We Are Next, and her biggest advice for anyone wanting to start their own thing.

Topics Discussed

  • How Natalie got her start in the industry, and her time as a strategist.

  • How the idea of We Are Next came about, and what she would have done differently.

  • How We Are Next has evolved over the past two and a half years, and receiving messages about how We Are Next has helped its users.

  • The challenges of growing We Are Next, including responding to users and navigating its place as a resource in the industry.

  • The effect of not coming up through a D& I program.

  • Being pregnant and how it’s affected how Natalie views We Are Next, and having compassion for what people are going through.

  • Her biggest advice for anyone wanting to start their own thing, and the people she considers inspiration/mentors.

  • How We Are Next users have been the ones to build the community.

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