Name: Katie Hill
Number of kids and ages: Two daughters, 11 and 9 years old
Location: Oakwood, OH
The most surprising thing about being a first-time mom was observing how inherently different each of my girls is from each other. Their uniqueness is a gift and I love learning how each needs to be parented. It's definitely not one-size-fits-all. I'm grateful they get along pretty well even though they have different personalities.
My expectation vs. experience breastfeeding was I naively thought breastfeeding would be a piece of cake. Even though I didn't experience any significant challenges, it was still a lot harder then I expected.
The best piece of advice about motherhood is just be kind to yourself. If you think it's hard, you're not alone. You are probably doing a way better job than you're giving yourself credit for.
About Katie + Unlisted Homes
Katie Hill is the Founder and CEO of UnlistedHomes.com, a game-changing real estate technology startup focused on increasing inventory and improving information by connecting homebuyers and off-market homeowners for the benefit of both. She's a proven entrepreneur and executive leader focused on growing organizations, delighting clients, and developing solutions with talented, high-achieving teams.
Prior to launching UnlistedHomes.com, Katie worked hand-in-hand with dozens of startups, including Lunnie, as a trusted advisor and advocate for the most promising new technology companies in her role of Entrepreneur-in-Residence at the Entrepreneurs’ Center. Prior to that she was co-Founder of CommuterAds, a first-to-market location-based transit media company. She started her career a global advertising agency, Leo Burnett, working on global technology teams for multi-national clients.
Katie holds a B.S. in Marketing from Illinois State University and an MBA from Chicago Booth. She is also a patent-holder, winner of the Polsky Center ANVC, ISU Alumni Entrepreneur of the Year, and mother of two daughters. She has been featured nationally at as a panelist at Booth Women Connect, and has appeared in the the New York Times and the Financial Times.