Women over 30 in Advertising

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Raise your hand if you’ve been passed up for a travel shoot because you have a baby at home 🙋‍♀️

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Any moms in here that are NY-based. I want to hear about your experience. I’m wondering if I should move my family. 🙃🙃

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I’m working with a woman who isn’t my boss but witnessed her treating other teammates like garbage (yelling, telling them they’re not doing enough, minimizing legit concerns). When/how do I step in?

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Anyone leave the industry for a few years to stay at home and then come back ? I’m curious about your experience. Would you do it again, if you had to do it over?

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I want to create a women's leadership summit for women agency clients. What would be a good theme for the content? "Leadership" is so vague and overdone. I want something fresh and impactful, ideas?

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Has anyone been able to pull off working part time? Or know anyone who does? I would love to hear about what that looks like for you. Is it really part time or same work for less money? Thanks!

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How long after returning from a 12 week maternity leave did you feel fully back engaged at work? I feel like I'm starting as a brand new employee with all that changed/ happened since I left and...

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I wanna stay in this biz but where are my role models... are there any women over 50?

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Great quote form Mimi Slater of @cosbar on motherhood and work: “I don’t think my career path has changed because I became a mother. But, I think my approach to work has changed for the better. I didn’t realize how hard it would be to leave a 12-week-old at home, but I’m so glad I forced myself to get to work in those early days. It took me a while to get back into the swing of things, but now I think that being a mother is a total asset in the workplace. I don’t waste a minute of my workday. I’m better at juggling priorities, and I think I’m more empathetic, certainly towards other working parents.”

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Just looking for validation. Job is getting really pathetic but basically staying because I’m pregnant.

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I’m an ongoing close to full time consultant with one organization and during a conversation on my most current work with the company (all very positive feedback) and my future projection, my boss/founder of the company said to me ‘we have no idea how you will feel after the birth, a million things could happen to you, your health, your baby, your relationship etc. so how can we really commit to you’? It’s so frustrating. I feel like my decision to have a family is fully and directly impacting my career and I can’t do anything about it. It seems very unfair. I mean isn’t that the case for anyone at any point In their lives pregnant or not??? What do you guys think? Is he just being realistic or is this fucked up?

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I’m interviewing for full time gigs while pregnant. How much should I try to hide it until I at least get through a few rounds? Should I tell HM before getting the offer or after? Such a tricky, honestly shitty situation!

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Just being honest. I’m fucking over working while being pregnant.

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Boston 🤘

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For moms out there - would you mention motherhood on your resume? I have a "outside of work" sidebar on my resume where it mentions my interest and I have "mom" listed there - helping or hurting? Does it matter if I'm applying to agencies or client side?

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Any women in here successfully negotiated for an extended mat leave? My agency gives the standard 12weeks and I'm hoping for more but it's not the norm here. I'm feeling frustrated in advance about the lack of options while raising a family in this industry.

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NYC

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LA hopefully NYC soon

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Awesome, now can we all reply in thread on the original post? 😉

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Philadelphia!

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