It’s easy to expect summer to be all sunshine and rainbows, literally, but bad days still happen and we’re still expected to show up for work on time. For those moments when your lemonade turns more sour than sweet, look to these tips for a little summertime R&R.Read More
“Sorry, just, I feel, should, maybe…” The list of words women have been instructed to remove from their vocabulary grows by the day. There are even tools to help us keep track of all the things we shouldn’t be saying in our professional exchanges. All these little words are essentially apologies we make for being women in the workforce. We don’t want to step on anybody’s toes or risk being wrong, so we wrap our opinions and expertise in contrition.Read More
As women in the digital marketing industry, we are often told, before even entering the industry, to prepare to combat discrimination in a male-dominated field. We’re told by fellow women in the industry to prepare to fight harder to advocate for ourselves, to be firm in asking for the compensation we deserve, and to navigate concepts like sexual harassment and maternity leave, and how they could uniquely impact our careers as women.Read More
As we go through our careers, we all experience the pressures of needing to succeed, over-achieve and exude the attitude that we can do it all; after all, Rosie is our hero. But the reality is that we are human, and the pressures we put on ourselves eventually do catch up with us. At this very special MadWomen event, speakers shared experiences, exercises and meditation techniques to remind us that self-care isn’t a special treat, rather a necessity to keep our minds and our bodies sound.Read More
Article, after article (after article, after book) has been published about the word “no.” Why you should say it. How to say it. How to avoid the guilt after you say it. I’ve read them all. Well, okay not all. No one has time for that. But, no matter how many experts tell me it’s okay and even healthy to say “no,” I still struggle with it.Read More
Moms are silent superheroes.
They’re there to pick up the phone, clean a scrape, or lend a helping hand when the going gets tough. For many of us, our mom is the woman we turn to when everyone else has left us out to dry.
This isn’t going to be an easy post to put out there. If the title didn’t already give it away, I’m about to get honest with the whole of the female Minneapolis ad community—and probably with myself. I’ve never thought of myself as a competitive person. In high school, I was in band, drama, speech, etc. Though each of these had their own competitive aspects, one-act play competitions and the race to first-chair flute don’t get the adrenaline flowing the way anything with a ball does.Read More
Whether it’s pitching a potential new client or introducing yourself at a networking event, how we present information can make more of an impression than the information itself. That’s why I wanted to attend the Speaker's Edge presentation skills workshop. Just like any other skill, being a good presenter takes practice and, no matter how good you are, there’s always room for improvement.Read More
So, you’ve noticed a problem at work? Maybe you’re an entry-level employee discovering your company doesn’t have enough perspectives in the conference room. Maybe you’ve been an employee at your company for years, but the current political climate has you paying closer attention to inclusion in your office. Or maybe you’re realizing you’re positioned as the token at your company. How do you approach leadership about the lack of inclusion in the workplace? How do you do so without tokenizing groups of people? It’s a delicate discussion, but these insights can help guide the conversation.Read More
It’s been said the only way to make friends in Minnesota is to have grown up here. If you did, there’s a good chance you probably ran into one or two acquaintances from your hometown at the most recent networking event you attended. And if you’re not originally from the Bold North, you probably feel a little out of place at similar events.; clueless as to how conversations about advertising and mentorship so easily, and so frequently, head down the path of tater tot hotdish and Prince.Read More