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Female Creative Directors: are tons of agencies suddenly knocking down your door because it’s in now? Seems to be the assumption on some other threads.

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As someone who works at an agency with zero female CDs and only one female ACD, but with a client roster that is nearly 100% female targeted, I would kill to have our creative leadership actively recruiting (or building) female creatives. Those requests continue to fall on deaf ears.

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Ugh. That’s what he tells himself to explain why women can be hired instead of him... certainly couldn’t be just because they’re better or anything like that.

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^^these last two comments 💯

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It's hard to believe there are still departments out there without a single female CD. It's pathetic.

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Internalized misogyny is real. In men and women.

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I don’t mind at all. I’m going to take my next title bump and a big stack of cash with a huge smile on my face and I CANNOT WAIT to let the dudes at my current office know that I’m going to have the same title as they have and that I’ll be pitching against them. I also feel like it’s in my future to pitch against them and WIN. Clients are looking for women creatives too. And to be honest, I think women have a fresher perspective and better ideas and are better listeners with more empathy. I’m also having a very frustrating work week so I’m channeling that into energy and motivation to get out of my current position and move up.

Also, side note, I love all of you and I’m really happy that we at least have each other.

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Nope. You?

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Nope. This 2nd comment just had me 🙄

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Nah, same old amount of opportunities internally and externally.

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What agency VP1?

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OP what thread is that??

This one:

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A couple more headhunters are calling me than usual, but I’m wary of quota-filling.

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