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Finding a Female-Friendly Agency Fit

August 22, 2016ByLaura Wolf

Finding a Female-Friendly Agency Fit

The word “luck” comes with the connotation that we, as women, are somehow stumbling into female-friendly agencies by chance. We aren’t out here getting lucky. We’re just getting better at getting what we deserve.

Announcing the 3% Freelancer Scholarship!

August 5, 2016ByKat Gordon

Calling all female freelance creatives! You're an important part of the 3% community and we want as many of you at the fall conference as possible. Since we know you don't have a big agency bankrolling your attendance, KNOCK has generously stepped in to make it possible for ten lucky freelancers to attend at no charge.

The Changing Face of Design

July 25, 2016ByLaura Wolf

Youth Design mentors and class of 2015

Three programs that start teenagers on the path to careers in design.

Confessions of a Privileged White Male and Former Conservative

July 18, 2016ByLaura Wolf

Realization means judging pitches in the context of the person--and knowing that the very same company is going to get presented very differently to me when a white male is pitching versus a black female.

Ad Girl, Interrupted

July 7, 2016ByKat Gordon

NOTE: This is a guest post by Lisa Leone, reposted with her permission from a piece she wrote this morning on Medium.com. Lisa said that completing our Elephant on Madison Avenue survey prompted her to write it.

You Can't Win if You Don't Enter: How to Negotiate Like a Pro

July 5, 2016ByLaura Wolf

You Can't Win if You Don't Enter Nadia Hussain

As a woman, I’ve been taught my whole life to value different skills–I’m supposed to be likable and a team player.

Another agency poach your female CD? Here's what to do.

July 1, 2016ByKat Gordon

Five years in to the 3% Movement (can you believe it?), there's an interesting phenomenon we're seeing. Top female creative talent is in such hot demand that it's being poached. Creative women of color are even more in demand.

Think You're Not Biased? Think Again.

May 31, 2016ByNicole Marquis

When one writer submitted her book manuscript under two different names, she experienced unconscious bias firsthand. But the only way we'll ever defeat it is to admit it exists, in all of us.

The Company I Keep: Why Job-Hopping Isn't Necessary to Succeed

May 10, 2016ByRebecca Bedrossian

Guest post by Martha Hiefield

 

Originally published on Ad Age.

Five Ways to Grow While Staying at the Same Company

In Time for Mother's Day: 20 Microactions to Support Moms in Your Agency

May 5, 2016ByKat Gordon

It's Mother's Day this weekend. The national average of women who are moms is 80% while only 38% of women in the advertising industry have kids. Our industry is especially punishing to mothers. To be clear: we need agencies to be friendlier to ALL women, kids or not. We can't up the numbers of female CDs without solving for many things, motherhood included.

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