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Still Here, Still Queer: A Year Later and Where Are We?

Nobody wants to see me be “too Asian,” or “too gay,” or “too much." Ironically, I’ve often been shown off because I am queer, and because I am Asian.

by Kiku Gross

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Fishbowl to Highlight Agencies Committing to Equal Pay

3% is thrilled to announce we have teamed up with Fishbowl to advance pay equity in the advertising community by amplifying the 3% Pledge for Pay Equity, raising awareness of 3% Pledge agencies and their diversity-forward initiatives, and inviting more agencies to join their ranks.  

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Why We All Should Celebrate Pride

At some point during the parade, tears will undoubtedly well up in my eyes and I will breathe in the moment, thankful I live in a time and place where people have fought for my equality before I knew I would need it.

by Susan Betteridge

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Age-Defying Role Reversals with AARP

We’re working with AARP to break down ageist stereotypes with an age-defying reversal of roles. 

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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