Women in Advertising

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For all who identify as women. What problems do you face in this male-dominated field? How can we empower one another? 💪

I’m starting to fray. My kids have been really stressing me out. They’re both being obnoxious, rude, obstinate, surly. I get it. This sucks for EVERYONE. I’m stuck at home with both of them for almost… more

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I’m freaking out. Supposed to start this new job on Monday but my gut feeling is yelling that it’s not the right job for me! I haven’t signed the contract yet but have accepted the offer. Few things o… more

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How can I learn to stop being so hard on myself when I make a mistake at work? The littlest things just weigh in me so heavily, I wish I cared less.

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I’ve heard of men getting into physical altercations over creative ideas and it was smoothed over the next day. Anyone else witnessed the same for women/ physical altercations with other women ?

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Sometimes I really miss working the office. Other times I really love working from home. What would be the perfect hybrid model?

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I took a full time role after being assured that my freelance manager at the time would NOT be hired full time. Within two weeks, they took me aside to say, so, we’re actually hiring her full time, ju… more

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Currently interviewing for new roles and sharing a workspace at home with my partner. I hate having him in the room when I have interviews. Does anyone else experience this? It's like I'm nerv… more

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Anyone have advice on how to get better at selling yourself? I've had quite a few interviews/job leads since losing my job in June, but I think I'm struggling to present myself as impressive. … more

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I’ve seen “time to buy more?” emails before...but they’re usually a bit, I don’t know, smoother than this email from Sally Beauty 😆

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How do you handle Facebook messages from old high school friends about their latest MLM? This one is for weight loss coffee... I already said I’m all stocked up on coffee and I drink it black anyways… more

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My partner and I (both women) got a job offer from our old Managing Director who started a new agency. Their biggest problem: A lack of women. They even told us that they “really need to hire female c… more

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Does anyone know of good management training for creative directors. I often find good creative directors have never been taught how to effectively manage people... curious about any good training any… more

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Any ideas of when the Next Creatives Leaders results will come out?

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Can 👏🏼 Not 👏🏼 Stand 👏🏼 my partner on this extra thing I’m working on. I have constant thoughts of dropping the project, but it’s for an award show. I guess I’ll just suck it up for the next fe… more

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Has anyone deal with a subchronic hematoma during pregnancy? My doctor didn’t seem concerned at all that one came up on the 8wk ultrasound I had (explains the spotting).

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Really struggling with stress from too many meetings or clashes all day. I’m a strategist. Are there any PM‘s or accounts people here who can offer intel? Each time I block out chunks of time for head… more

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Has anyone ever had a client or employer use your personal work without permission (In market or for a presentation?) How do you handle it?

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Do any creative directors or recruiters need help with childcare in Chicago?—————— as a Jr Art Director I know hiring will continue to be slow BUT I have been working on and off as a nanny and would l… more

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Question that has nothing to do with work, I just got a puppy and he is biting a lot. Any suggestions on how to get him to stop?

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Asking for a friend (really). I don’t know what advice to give her. She started a job that pays great and is 100% remote. The work is meh, and her boss turned out to be horrible. She asked all the tou… more

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Everyone in a LTR: how often do you have sex with your partner?

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I have an exit interview coming up. Ive never experienced as many microaggressions as I have in this place, and it not only made me uncomfortable, but messed with myself worth in a bad way which took … more

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Has anyone worked with a partner who’s not in a good mental place? We’ve worked together for almost 3 years, and he’s a great partner, but we’ve had a lot of deadlines the past few weeks and he seems … more

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RIP RBG

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RBG. Respect.

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Hi! I'm wondering if anyone has any tips on negotiating salary. The context here is a little convoluted, but basically, my agency moved me abroad to save on my salary. Now I'm back in an expen… more

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What’s your go-to WFH lunch? Losing inspiration. Need grub guidance.

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Still boggles my mind how many mediocre middle aged men sit comfy and undisturbed in the C-suites of agencies and holding companies. Despite all the downsizing and layoffs, so many still remain. Ego… more

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I asked my CD for advice on how to editing a photo. I’m new to photo editing in this field where it’s a lot of retouching. His response was well you’re supposed to be the expert here. I have 7 yrs of… more

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Anyone a cover letter/resume pro that wants to make some extra cash? I'm struggling mightily to break into client-side and wonder if a refresh of my resume and some help on a cover letter might ma… more

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Since February I’ve gone up 3 pant sizes. Being fair, I did not exercise during quarantine so that’s obviously a potential factor. However I also started an SSRI mid-January whose side effects are als… more

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What was your first week back after maternity leave like? How long did it take for you to feel like you’re back on your game?

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(wedding isn't until at least next year) but I got excited and started looking for black tie wedding gowns for fun and keep finding the same designs. Do you guys have any go to stores or sites for… more

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I’m researching therapists in NYC area for my husband. He is struggling with many issues including anxiety, ptsd, family issues. He a 50ish man brand new to therapy. (One very important criteria f… more

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What would you do if you got a job offer making 40-50k more than what you’re making? Same title, and would be a lateral move at a different agency. I’m really happy at my current agency, but they low… more

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Is anyone else crying at their computer everyday? Just me? Ok

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COVID lay-off in April. Have been several interviews deep on at least 6 FT roles. Haven’t landed one. Any tips for coping with constant rejection? How is everyone else keeping hope alive in order to g… more

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A handful of times throughout my 15 year career, my boss have sat me down to inform me that “someone” complained that my tone was mean in an email. Never has anyone come directly to me with a problem.… more

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