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? 💪

Taylor Swift’s latest song and video “The Man” 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 and those closing credits YES!!!

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Recently a CD told me a male colleague at my same level is better than I am. Rationally I know that writing is subjective and that we each have our own strengths, but it really got me down.

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Okay, real talk. For the moms in advertising, do any of you regret having kids?

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I’m having trouble succeeding at any one thing. My house is a mess, I’m barely spending any time with kids and when I do I’m irritated and probably working, and at same time cant reply to the 20 email

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Anyone else have a history of crying at work? 🤳

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Dilemma. Craving stability and am at a kind agency BUT I also miss the feeling of exciting, great work. I’ll explain in the first comment below....

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I have a Senior PM on my team ask to be in an agency leadership meeting. I‘m new, but I think it’s inappropriate. This isn’t our first boundary issue and I’m not sure how to handle. Any advice?

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How to deal with a coworker who behaves friendly in private (buying little gifts, having personal conversations) but is passive aggressive at work and tries to prove you aren’t good at your job?

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Is the Fellow app useful?

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What are some of the best Design or Advertising Conferences to attend for Women in Advertising to learn from Women in Leadership?

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I can’t get my partner to warm up to me. He won’t acknowledge me and talks to me the bare minimum. But he’s super friendly with everyone else! What should I do to build a friendlier relationship?

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Anyone have any experience working at Cossette?

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What makes a toxic work environment?

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I’m going back to work after 3 months of maternity leave. Any advice? Questions to ask? Things to watch out for? Ways to deal with missing sweet baby?

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Looking to hear the worst things people have said about women CDs/bosses in advertising for a project! Would be thankful if you would comment

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How should I handle this? My annual review is next week. I want to move into a leadership role on our new project management team but there is someone already in that role who is failing at it. Cont..

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My good friend - a brilliant creative - is getting crushed by the egos of her CD bosses (also women) and essentially becoming their secretary. Any tips for her on how to handle it, besides a new job?

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Decided to watch the movie 9 to 5. Sweet lord, I couldn’t have done it. I can’t begin to imagine working as a woman during that time. Sadly, some stuff in this movie is still happening.

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I turned 27 this year and found myself at a weird crossroads in my career: I don’t know where I fit in. Part of me still feels very young and inexperienced, most comfortable in sneakers and tshirts...

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