In this interview, our own Laurel Stark Akman interviews Esther Pearl of Camp Reel Stories about their mission, which is in line with the 3% Conference, and how they are working to #changetheratio in film and television.
We crossed paths with Yomi Abiola, who was kind enough to do an interview with us. Yomi is a social entrepreneur and change agent as the founder of Stand Up For Fashion (STUFF), a global platform that promotes social accountability and responsibility in the fashion industry. At the core of her work is diversity, inclusion and female empowerment.
How do you get over a job that doesn't work for you and find one that does? The Comeback Queens share their secrets to rebounding from toxic job situations into healthy ones, where they are appreciated, challenged, well-paid and happy.
When we don’t understand something or want to learn more, it’s only natural to ask for help. Or is it? Too many creative women say they’re afraid to ask a lot of questions lest they be labeled high maintenance or not proactive enough. WTH?
We recently had the opportunity to chat with Jean Kilbourne, an author and filmmaker and a sought after keynote speaker focused on topics like addiction and public health, violence, women and the media. Jean is renowned for her ability to present provocative topics in a way that unites rather than divides, encourages dialogue and empowers people—like us 3 Percenters—to take action.
On National Women’s Day, it seems more than appropriate to reflect on diversity, inspiration, no ceilings, wage gap, mentorship, bias, empathy—recurrent themes at last month’s Lead On conference. In the heart of Silicon Valley, more than 5,000 gathered for Watermark’s inaugural conference.
Maite Figueroa shares what it was like to, mid-career as a marketer, she took the leap and went back to school to become a designer. What really changed her perspective, however, was then finding out, half way through, that she was expecting. She talks about the stress, the loneliness, and the surprising payout of juggling both a new family and new career at the same time.
What does the 3% movement stand for? Where is it headed?
When Zuzy Martin Lynch, a VP at Cline Davis & Mann, chose The Sundance Film Festival to celebrate her 40th birthday, she didn’t realize watching Jennifer Siebel Newsom’s film, The Mask You Live In, would not only challenge her role as a mother, but also her identity as a woman in advertising. Here is Zuzy’s first-person account of watching this documentary and confronting its truths.
Amanda Walla and Samee Callahan won the 3% Conference Student Scholarship in 2014. After attending the conference, they made a pact to bring that change to their school and to start a collegiate pact of young ad women. Here's their story.