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What the Slow Progress of Accommodating Working Mothers Has Taught Us

Remember that flexibility is individualized. It’s not skipping meetings or working less; it’s working comfortably and productively.

by Victoria Rosselli

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No Is Better Than Yes: What an Auctioneer Learned About Negotiation

When you’re making a big ask to an organization or audience who are right for you, “no” isn’t the end. It’s the beginning.

by Dia Bondi

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Mother’s Day Reflections from a Motherless Working Mom

I want to tell you that it’s OK to take a pause for kids. But do so with a plan, because being a working mom, especially in advertising, takes equal doses of grace and grit. 

by Laura Jones

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Changing the Story, One Chapter at a Time

One of the little things I started doing since becoming a mom is replacing each “he” in a children’s story with “she.” It’s a small thing – but for that moment, it makes me feel just a little bit in control of the bias that my son is growing up around.  

by Jill Gray

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The Elephant in the Pitch Room: Where are all the Mom CDs At?

Having been a Creative Director for over twelve years and a Mom for just under two, I’ve found there’s another lumbering elephant in the room that needs our industry’s attention.

by Susan Betteridge

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On Social Sex and Reshaping Culture: an Interview with Cindy Gallop

What can be said about Cindy Gallop that hasn’t already been said? A lot, apparently. 

by Becky Brinkerhoff

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Allyship is Actionable, Silence is Complicity

“If I was going to speak truth to power, I needed to find ways to articulate with an understanding of my privilege.”

by Iliana Ortega

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The Bell Curve of Stress

Hearing her explain how she was staring at death’s door was sobering for the room. How do you face your own mortality? How do you even continue? Well, depending on where you fall on that bell curve, you will either fight or resign.

by Iliana Ortega

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Are You Doing Diversity Right?

If you don’t have the right people on the team, you’re in danger of producing work that is both ego and ethnocentric.

by J Barbush

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What If We Changed the Game?

The major takeaway from this panel had to be that, we as women, should be investing more in order to bridge the wide gap in front of us and start investing smartly for the future.

by Iliana Ortega

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An Advertising Student's Takeaways from the 3% Conference

Someone held open the door for each of us, and we can crack it open wider. Boost up those who have historically not had access to power. Defend against those who will try to tear progress down. Play your part and leave your mark.

by Rachel Long

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The 2018 Leadership Track: Key Takeaways

The common thread of the current and future leaders who took the stage was that they were honest and transparent proponents of change who aren't afraid of conflict.

by Shari Neal Williams