Valerie K. Fields, Ph.D.

Valerie Fields

CEO,
V.K. Fields & Co. PR PROS

What is the best career decision that you’ve made?

Leaving at the end of my junior year at UNC-Chapel Hill to work full-time as a publicist for Walt Disney World turbo-charged my career.  When I returned to North Carolina to finish my degree and graduate, I had a year’s worth of professional Public Relations experience at one of the world’s top corporations and entertainment giants.  That one decision changed the trajectory of my professional life.

If you had it to do over again, what would you do differently?

Nothing. No regrets!

How have women helped to advance your career?

Countless women–many whom I don’t know personally–encouraged me by demonstrating that nothing is impossible.  They set a goal, pursued that goal, and then achieved it.  Sometimes we just need to see success, to know that our dream is possible too.

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