“The woman who never made a mistake never made anything”

Journalist and presenter of UpFront on RTÉ One Katie Hannon opens her playbook for success and offers wisdom for ambitious women

“Follow your heart and pursue what you’re passionate about. Everything else will fall into place,” journalist and presenter of UpFront on RTÉ One Katie Hannon. Picture: Naoise Culhane

Silence your inner critic. Or at least turn down the volume. I think we still suffer from an Irish thing where we don’t like anyone – particularly women – to appear to be overly confident and so women learn early on to hide their light under a bushel. There will be no shortage of critical voices to keep you grounded as you go through life – you don’t need the voice in your head to ...