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

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Oh-and for a supposedly creative person Susan Hoffman sounds myopic and old fashioned. I and other women I know have achieved award-winning, fulfilling and financially rewarding success without abandoning our kids AND having interests outside advertising


There are quite a few 50+ women around. We just look damn good so you think we’re late 30s/early 40s. Look around and ask


In pharma


This excerpt is the saddest thing ever. Sacrificing you family in order to be a successful creative is depressing: “She says women hoping to achieve similar success in the industry need to love advertising and be prepared to devote themselves to it, as she did when she moved away from her children to open several of Wieden's international offices.

‘It's very doable, but I think it scares a lot of people,’ Hoffman said. ‘I didn't think I could do the work honestly, but my kids are fine. They're not in rehab. At least I hope they're not.’”
At least I hope they’re not? Wow


One of the things I like about Publicis, actually, is that I feel like I see a good number of experienced women in power. But the 50+ crowd are a rare-ish breed anywhere, no?


Susan Hoffman. She’s the only one I can think of. And she’s been known to say that she doesn’t think women are as good creatives as men


Does Cindy Gallop count?


Pretty sad all around, I guess...☹️



@CD1 thank you! 💪

CD1 nailed it. There are more of us than you think there are.

I'm 49 - this is my second career.

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