Woman in Progress: Molly Aldridge, M&C Saatchi PR

Our next Woman in Progress is Molly Aldridge, mum to two gorgeous young boys and global CEO of M&C Saatchi PR.  Before joining M&C Saatchi, she set up her own PR firm, SLAM, which she grew from a team of four to over a hundred (whilst having a newborn - we're exhausted just writing this).  She combines this with being huge fun and one of the reasons we miss London so much.  

We've also completely abused her inability to say no (see below) by asking her to answer our questions.  Thanks Molly!

woman in progress Molly Aldridge M&C Saatchi PR

What’s the one thing in your life that makes things easier?

My phone!

What’s the one thing you couldn’t live without?

My boys and Hux (my Executive Assistant).  More than one ;)

What’s one thing that you would stop if you could?

Taking on too much, I never say no.

What one piece of advice would you give yourself 5 years ago?

Don’t be afraid to fully own your power.

What one piece of advice would you give yourself 10 years ago?

Remember it’s human to make mistakes, it’s what you learn from them that counts. (Embrace and conquer the fear of failure!)

What’s the best lesson you’ve learned at work?

Stay honest and never gossip downwards.

What’s the best lesson you’ve learned at home? 

Chocolate makes everything ok.

What top tip would you pass on to other Women in Progress reading this?

Step up and into the light, face the fear and do it anyway.

Are you done yet?  What’s next?

I’ve just started!  The next ten years are about nurturing my boys to become loving men and building out my global business that is respected across the communications industry.

Thanks so much Molly for answering our questions.  If you know (or are) a Woman in Progress we should be interviewing, please do get in touch.