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Advocating for Disabled Peoples in Design and Marketing

Disabled peoples are systematically left out of their own narratives - from advocating for public policy, to the design of products, to the creation of marketing efforts. They’re excluded from a seat at the table, only to be sold back their own achievements, ideas and designs. 

by Adia Betts

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The 2018 How-To Track: Key Takeaways

There’s magic inside each of us that's going untapped. And when we find it, we can change how we view ourselves and the way we present ourselves to the world.

by Shameka Brown Barbosa

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Yeah, Maybe: Letting Ideas Live Past Their Expiration Date

Ideas are hard enough to come by; why are we so mean to them?

by Becky Brinkerhoff

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Minding the Backlash: Turning Negatives into Positives in Online Activism

Tech-lead initiatives allow for bottom-up narratives, viral human storytelling, and real-time mobilization.

by Adia Betts

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Widen Your Worldview: Understanding Differences for Gain

The future must always be approached with curiosity, otherwise you’re just stuck in the past.

by Shameka Brown Barbosa

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The Power We're Denied

Is it ridiculous that I’m writing about rage and expression, yet I’m tempering my temper? 

by Robyn Frost

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Black and Brown Female Creative Leaders Talk Growth and Retention

Don’t be invisible early in your career. The industry and these brands need you. Find people you can be your best self with. We’re starving for your point of view.

by Adia Betts

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GrADitude: The Panel that Changed my Career

It’s about surviving something, and building that something into something better so someone else has it just a little bit easier.

by Kiku Gross

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The 2018 Emerging Creatives Track: Key Takeaways

Fact: never before have I laughed into my salad. Then I went to 3%.

by Robyn Frost

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Can We Have a Word? Talking Gendered Linguistics with Elle Graham-Dixon.

Language reinforces the status quo. We can talk about change, but if the tool we have to talk about change is broken, is based on a gender binary, is based on a sex-based system, then the more we talk about change, the more we risk perpetuating the status quo if we don’t look to break the system first.

by Saata Bangura

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Our Screwed up World & What to Do About It: An (Un)Expected Lecture from a White Man

Upon reading that a middle-aged white man was to be a keynote speaker at The 3% Conference, with a speech about how he knew how to save the world no less, I had my doubts.

by Kiku Gross

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MEET THE NEW 3% CERTIFIED AGENCIES FOR 2018

We’re proud to announce that three new agencies have been awarded 3% Certification: Forsman & Bodenfors New York, POSSIBLE and Swift.