Behind the Scenes: Camp Reel Stories

April 16, 2015ByMindi Rosser

Camp Reel Stories - Esther Pearl Interview

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.

The 3% Speak: Yomi Abiola

April 7, 2015ByMindi Rosser

Yomi Abiola - The 3% Conference

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 To Have a “Comeback Year”

April 2, 2015ByMindi Rosser

How To Have a Comeback Year - Laurel Stark

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.

Why Mentoring Matters

March 31, 2015ByNicole Marquis

a speed dating mentoring session

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?

Jean Kilbourne: Making Unconscious Messages Conscious

March 17, 2015ByMindi Rosser

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.

Takeaways: The Lead On Conference for Women 2015

March 12, 2015ByMindi Rosser

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.

Making Big Changes

March 4, 2015BySarah.Hughes

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.

The 3% Manifesto

February 26, 2015ByKat Gordon

What does the 3% movement stand for? Where is it headed?

What Mask Do You Live In?

February 11, 2015BySarah.Hughes

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.

3% Student Scholarship Winners Bring Inspiration and Activation to UNL Campus

February 2, 2015ByMindi Rosser

Samee Callahan and Amanda Walla

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.