The 5 Qualities You Need to Succeed, According to an Advertising Executive

Lauren Powell
by Lauren Powell

In honour of our co-founders Hillary Kerr and Katherine Power’s latest book, The Career Code: Must-Know Rules for a Strategic, Stylish, and Self-Made Career ($19), we’re running an interview series featuring 17 questions (to parallel the book’s 17 chapters) about the work lives of inspirational female leaders who are at the top of their fields. So far, we’ve tapped Lisa MessengerPip EdwardsKelly Wearstler, and more. Next up? Mim Haysom.

It may be overused, but #GirlBoss is the by far the best way to describe Mim Haysom. Not only is she the general manager at one of the country’s biggest advertising agency’s, M&C Saatchi, but she is recognised for her work in finding new ways to move the industry forward, is an active mentor, and has been a guest speaker at leading industry events such as B&T Women in Media Forum, The Future Leaders Summit, and The Collective Start Smart Conference.

The highly regarded advertising executive and mother-of-two believes that culture is the secret to a company’s success and holds a high focus on training and attracting world-class talent. Read on find how she stays ahead in such a fast-paced industry, the qualities she believes you need to succeed, and the best advice she’s ever been given—read on.

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