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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? 💪

How did you know/recognize that it was time for you to leave a role/agency? And how long after realizing it did you actually leave?

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Was just updating my resume realizing I’ve been doing the same job for ten years. Is it a cop out to complain about male counterparts being promoted super quickly? I can’t even get “senior” roles and … more

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What is the average salary for an SAE?

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What’s an impressive meal to make for a date the first time they come over?!? Please share recipes or tips.

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What would you do if you found client work your manager did right around the time they were interviewing you, and it was a rip off of your idea and design? Said work was a personal project and not for… more

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Any ideas on how to find a good reasonably priced marketing consultant - ideally creative and copy to develop high quality marketing materials? My mom has a small online business, Peace at Home Parent… more

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Pre COVID, did you wear more makeup to an interview? I’ll admit that I have.

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Hi fish! My Chicago agency is looking for an ACD team and a senior producer. Both are full-time roles. We are looking for people who are excited to build a talented creative department from the ground… more

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What do you mostly fight about with your partner?

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How can I speak up for myself to my female manager who throws me under the bus often, yells at me, and disempowers me? In public and private. I’m being positively recognized for my work at the directo… more

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So today, Ogilvy got a CHAIRWOMAN. Boom.

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I’ve gained 10 lbs on my birth control (Nexplanon implant). Anyone have any BC recommendations that don’t make you gain weight? The pill makes me depressed, but I’m considering non hormonal (copper) I… more

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Learned the term performative feminism and/or allyship. It’s exactly what I am seeing around me. Anyone else see it at your agency? If yes, is it considered a positive because at least it’s not an out… more

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Hey everyone, I’m new here. I own a marketing agency and it can be quite lonely sometimes/ you lose your head over work stress. I just wanted to talk about my latest struggle of not wanting to take cl… more

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My company is doing a project to fight the gender pay gap and is looking for graphic designers and social media managers in the NY/SF to participate in paid study via zoom. DM if you're interested… more

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I was laid off in June. I am interviewing at a new place that I’m pretty excited about. I’m also 15 wks pregnant with my first child. I’ve made the mistake in the past of telling my then employer abou… more

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How did motherhood changed your career/life? For better or worse? How old were you?

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Get on Jamie Trull's mailing list. She is a super real accountant who doles out free tax and PPP advice. She just sent out a massive list of lady tax & bookkeeping pros.

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I’m the only woman in my creative dept and non-creatives keep forgetting I exist. They’ll mention my CD and writer by name when referring to the whole team but leave me out completely. What do I do? ☹… more

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How often do you feel like you're failing at your job?

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Has anyone experienced chest pain, as in very brief pinching feelings above your breasts? I have been feeling discomfort for some days but my period is far from coming—I also don’t have pre-period sym… more

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I just spent 6 hours in a food bank line and I’m totally humiliated. I’ve been out of work since April with no end in sight. Most of my friends and my parents don’t understand how bad the job market i… more

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Is anyone else completely hooked on The Undoing? It’s keeping me alive. Maybe it’s that I cannot binge watch and therefore gives me something to look forward to each Sunday evening. And Blackish is ba… more

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I currently work in pharma and I never intended to do it long term. But it’s great pay. Very stable. Working on TV. I love my team and creative directors, and it’s likely I’ll get promoted in spring. … more

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Fearless women, who empower each other?

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I'm straight up, wondering how we will continue to prosper....

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Anyone else struggled with their partner not taking covid seriously enough? My bf is not anti mask by any means but he seems to think other guidelines don’t apply to him. I’ve become the covid police … more

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Found out I’m pregnant.. freaking out can’t calm down.. I’m 25.. I mean my husband is happy but I’m legit panicking thinking how can I take care of a human being.. I was gonna wait another 3 years

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I got a note from a recruiter for something I’m very underqualified for and tl;dr is it ok to interview for a role for fun? I am lucky and I LOVE where I’m at. Thinking about accepting the interview, … more

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Childless fishies: was there a point in your life when you realized you didn’t want to have kids, or did you always feel that way? I’ve always been on the fence, but now approaching my 30’s, I’m quest… more

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I just had my second call with our line producer for an upcoming shoot. He told me I had good instincts and that I should be proud of my promising future, since I’m so new at this. I corrected him and… more

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Has anyone gotten chin augmentation with filler? What was your experience like?

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Hi! Anyone looking for a roomie in Chicago? Or is moving to Chicago next year? Just got a job there and would want to move in April/May :)

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How do you know if you’re ready to leap from ECD to CCO? I get calls every once in a while for CCO jobs and they terrify me. There’s a fear I would only last a few months and never find another job ag… more

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Do yall get bloated often? Every day lately I feel like I've been waking up like a sausage... not pms related and no change in diet. Any tips?

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Have any of you filed a complaint against your own boss for ageism?

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Hi ladies! I have a lovely friend who is a junior writer, she doesn’t have any full time agency experience because life got in the way of things after we graduated college. Now two years later I’m wel… more

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Hi folks! Do you have any idea of how much a Group Strategy Director should make in NYC working for an independent agency? - The person has around 10+ years of experience. Thanks in advance

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Does anyone have connections to The Humane Society of the United States? I've applied for a graphic designer position with them and would LOVE a contact! 🖤🐾

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How do you transition from predominantly working in branding + events into advertising/marketing? I feel like I've been operating in a grey area and I'm done with pushing pixels. I would love … more

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