I returned last week from the first-ever film festival for female directors. Chaired by Geena Davis and underwritten by Walmart and others, The Bentonville Film Festival was a big frigging deal.
The 3% Conference is an optimistic movement and does not exist to shame agencies, but to help all agencies improve their diversity efforts. The issue of sexual harassment is one we plan to address at this fall's conference and hope your comments in response to this post may help us shape the agenda.
Being a mom and being female is like having the deck stacked against you, when it comes to working in many traditional ad agencies. But there's a third card that practically guarantees a losing hand. It's age.
At a recent tech panel, Eric Schmidt, Executive Chairman of Google continuously interrupted Megan Smith, the USCTO. And the one woman brave enough to call Schmidt out happened to be Google's Diversity Officer. Who recognized a real time learning opportunity for her boss.
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.