Women’s History Month Highlight: Hailey Krause
Women’s History Month Highlight: Hailey Krause
Happy Women’s History Month! Every year, March is designated to honor women’s contributions to American history throughout the years.
In honor of Women’s History Month, we’re sharing stories of our Titus teammates who are promoting excellence in our operations and inspiring other women to follow in their steps.
Today we are highlighting a Senior Manager on our Operations team, Hailey Krause. Hailey’s journey at Titus Talent started as an Intern in college. She pursued her education, played collegiate soccer, and began her career all at the same time. After college, she continued to work at Titus Talent, where she quickly navigated her way from the Associate and Consultant seats to where she sits now as a Sr. Consultant. As Senior Manager, she pours into our people internally and pours into our partners externally, which according to Hailey, “has been the most rewarding and satisfying seat yet!” Check out what Hailey has to say about Women’s History Month below.
What does Women’s History Month mean to you?
Women’s History Month means that we take time to reflect the often-overlooked contributions of women in the workforce and in life. It is a time to honor the ones before us who have paved the way to see women in positions of leadership & power. It is also a time of celebration and education. We can take this month to focus on educating people about the important impacts powerful women have made & look to the future about all things we have yet to accomplish.
What can women in leadership like you do to embrace equity and empower the next generation of women in workplace?
Many women in the workforce feel that career progression & growth is limited for them because of their gender, but I believe there are no limits. The biggest way to embrace equity & empower others is to LEARN, LEARN, LEARN. Become a sponge, Take note of other powerful women around you, find yourself a mentor, and mimic qualities and traits that you see other influential women making. Be confident in yourself, fine tune your skills, ask questions, advocate for yourself and be your own biggest fan. Finally, ask for what you want & find ways to make it happen!
Who are the most influential women in your personal life?
My grandmother (Rosemary Krause) who has since passed away in 2019 has always been someone I admire. She started her own business at the young age of 21 with a simple $400 given to her by her husband (my grandfather). Over the years, her business grew into a multi-faceted childcare business driven by her passion and love for children while having 5 of her own. During that time, women in positions of power or leadership were almost non-existent. She broke gender business barriers back in the 50s & 60s when women were not prominent business leaders or not respected in the business space. Not only did she manage her business for more than 40 years alongside her business partner, but she now has since passed down the business to her daughter (my aunt) spanning multiple generations. She is the epitome of what a powerful entrepreneurial woman in the workforce means and exemplifies all that I hope to become in both business and life.
Another key woman in my life is my mother, Dawn! My mom has dedicated her professional career to the same company as she has stood by their mission and values daily for over 30 years. She has taught me the importance of hard work, resilience in times of hardship and dedication to go to work every day giving it your absolute best. She has worked full-time her entire life while raising 2 kids (my brother & I) alongside my Dad (her husband) who also worked 2 full-time jobs (80 hours a week) to put us both through private catholic education, sports, and everything in between. Not only does she inspire me professionally but inspires me personally. She is the toughest person I know! She has taught me in life that when times are tough, you continue to push forward one day at time!
What female public figure, past or present, inspires you and why?
Queen Elizabeth II – She took over the British Monarchy at the Age of 21 – most likely feeling inadequate or not prepared. She reigned for over 70 years and became the longest reigning Monarch. She has inspired me to step into my own, take on new challenges head on and put my absolute best foot forward every time. She showed women around the world, that it does not matter your age – you are in the right seat at the right time regardless of the opinions of others. Queen Elizabeth lived out her reign “for the people” of the commonwealth. I hope to do GOOD work for other people as she has inspired me to continue to give and pour into others around me.
What piece of advice would you give to women finding their way in the workplace/leadership role?
Advice I would give women in the workplace would be to “own what is yours” meaning take advantage of every opportunity and be strong, work hard and never give up.
Step up. Speak up. Be yourself. Be confident. Take Credit for your work and look for mentors where you can find them. Hang with & align with other powerful women.
Be purpose driven & trust in your own abilities.
At Titus Talent Strategies, we are surrounded by an incredible team of powerful women. Stay tuned throughout the month for more highlights of our Titus women.
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