Can you please give us a brief introduction of who you are and your current business?
My name is Katie Connors and I currently work for Epic Games supporting the relocation program.Why did you join BPW?
In one of my prior jobs, I had the chance to watch the BPW/NC History movie that was made by the same mother-daughter team who made Pioneers in Skirts. The film is owned by BPW/NC, under which BPW/Triangle has its charter. It moved me to join this venerable organization.
At first I just attended events, but I’ve seen over the years that the only way to really get the most out of my membership is to volunteer. It’s my activity outside of attending events that has led me to make connections I never would have had otherwise.
What are your favorite hobbies or interests outside of work?
If you talk to me for even one minute it’ll be clear that I love fostering dogs. I’ve been fostering through the Wake County Animal Center’s program since 2016.
I also enjoy stand up paddle boarding, camping, and napping.
What is your favorite super hero and why?
My favorite superhero is probably Deadpool. I like the idea of physically healing faster and enjoy his random dialogue.
What chores do you hate doing?
Vacuuming, but I generally dislike carpet and would rather sweep.
I’m also pretty terrible at starting and putting away laundry.What did or do you want to be when you grow up?
As a child I wanted to be a veterinarian. Fostering is much easier.If you could learn to do anything what would it be ?
I regularly consider picking up the violin again. I played a little in high school.How do you define success?
To me, success is being proud of yourself and what you’ve accomplished.
What can BPW do to support you in your career journey?
BPW has already done so much. When I first joined I was nervous about volunteering but now I see it’s really about what you make of it.
Now BPW is more like a playground for me to test out ideas, think creatively, and practice skills I don’t get at my job. I may not find my next job in this group, but BPW continues to help me make the connections that expand my experiences.