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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

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Quick Take with Sonia Bhatnagar

Women don't ask for what they deserve enough. There's always something they are afraid to lose in the process. Just letting go of the fear has been liberating. 

by Sonia Bhatnagar

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PechaKucha: The Long Take on Short Speeches

Twenty slides, twenty seconds each slide, totaling at six-minutes and forty seconds. Flat. The presentation goes on whether you want it to or not. It’s brutally short. It’s kind of like life.

by Kiku Gross

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Men, Myths, and the 3% Conference

Over the course of the conference, my role in the movement became clear. In addition to shutting up, listening, and hearing, I must participate in things I don’t quite understand even it they're uncomfortable at first. 

by Jesse Dienstag