Kate Griffin Gleysteen on her career, motherhood, and embracing joy in simplicity

Discussing finding one's sense of self, how motherhood and the pandemic provided time for reflection, and what matters most


MediaCat Magazine Podcast
MediaCat Magazine Podcast
Kate Griffin Gleysteen on her career, motherhood, and embracing joy in simplicity

For the latest MediaCat Magazine podcast our Editor Mike Piggott spoke to Kate Griffin Gleysteen, Director of Media at PDC Brands – a wellness and beauty company based just outside New York. Thinking on June’s theme at the magazine of ‘The Simple Life’, they talked about Kate’s career to date, which has seen her work marketing agency side in New York City, as well as spend nearly 5 years at Spotify, before having a child and moving slightly out the city and embracing a change of pace of life.

They discussed this change and how people in general are recognising what matters most to them during this time.

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Kate also hosts the Boss Mama Jama podcast, which you can find on Spotify.


Kate Griffin Gleysteen is a media professional of 14 years based in Westchester, NY. Kate spent nearly 8 years growing her media acumen at 5 different agencies and global holding companies, focusing on digital media, investments, and partnerships. Kate took her knowledge and experience in-house at American Express, Spotify, and now leading media strategy for the fastest growing wellness brands at PDC. In addition to her day job and motherhood, Kate recently launched her podcast Boss Mama Jama, to help professional women navigate the intersection of their working lives and motherhood.

Mike Piggott

Mike is Executive Editor at MediaCat Magazine. For eight years (2013 to 2020) he shaped and led The Marketing Society’s editorial, digital and content strategy, working with CMOs, marketing directors, CEOs, authors, and heads of strategy to produce culturally relevant content that resonates with business leaders worldwide. Near the end of 2021 he joined MediaCat Magazine. On the side he's a screenwriter, spoken word poet, film and TV blogger and music critic. He also once came second in a Creative Review competition to rewrite Trainspotting's famous 'choose life' speech.

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