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.
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.
Three programs that start teenagers on the path to careers in design.
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.
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.
As a woman, I’ve been taught my whole life to value different skills–I’m supposed to be likable and a team player.
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.
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.
Guest post by Martha Hiefield
Originally published on Ad Age.
Five Ways to Grow While Staying at the Same Company
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.