What do you do for work and what do you love about it and what is most challenging?
Chelsea: I manage a cross-functional editorial production team that works 24/7 to ensure our content aligns with stakeholder priorities and drives engagement, further enhancing relationships with our customers across all of our platforms (online, on TV and on our app). One of the biggest challenges is making sure the tools we need to work are updated as technology constantly evolves. I love the fact that every day is different and I get to interact with so many areas of the company to get our best content, services and products in front of our customers through a comprehensive content strategy.
How have other women inspired you or helped shape your career?
Chelsea: I have been inspired by many women throughout my career including my mother, Susan Badeau, who raised 22 children while writing government policy and speaking and training as a child advocate across the country. Several years ago, I was paired with Martha Soehren, Chief Talent Development Officer at Comcast, through WICT Philadelphia’s mentorship program and her guidance and advice over the years has been invaluable. I have also been inspired and challenged by Liz Dow, CEO of Leadership Philadelphia. Her ability to connect people and foster creativity and ideas motivates me to always step outside of the painting.
What is your favorite TV show and/or movie?
Chelsea: I am definitely a big “Game of Thrones” fan and am bummed it’s not returning until the summer this year. For movies, I love most of Martin Scorsese’s films and rank “Raging Bull” as my favorite.
What is something that most people don’t know about you?
Chelsea: In my free time, I like to create art. Along with my mother, I published a book last year, “Building Bridges of Hope, A Coloring Book for Adults Caring for Children Who Have Experienced Trauma.” I have also painted murals in the Philadelphia Family Courthouse and in Kenya and I lead group painting sessions several times a year.
What’s your role with WICT? What did you enjoy most about that role?
Chelsea: I served on the board for several years and continue to be involved as a member of the marketing committee, focused on our social media communications. I like being able to keep members up to date on important industry info and WICT events.
Why do you think WICT is important?
Chelsea: WICT gives women the opportunity to both learn and connect, which leads to career growth and opportunities in a natural way that you cannot get through other avenues.