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
Celebrated since the early 1900s, International Women’s Day commemorates not only the fight for gender equality but the women who pioneered that fight. Women who used their influence, energies and voices to make life better for others. Women who took risks not only for their own gain but because they knew the status quo was unacceptable.Read More
For our Female Pioneers event, MPLS MadWomen was proud to have five inspiring and resilient women on stage to speak about their experiences on how they are breaking—or have broken—glass ceilings in their industry. From a woman who graduated college in 1963 to one who is still in high school, this event brought together perspectives that left the room ready to start blazing trails and helping others.Read More
As MPLS MadWomen continues to grow, we look forward to bringing more original content to our community. Our blog has always been an important part of our organization, and we’re excited to be able to feature more stories, articles and insights than ever before. To make this happen we’re relying on a number of women in the communityRead More
In the world of lean in, shatter ceilings, have it all, do it all, it can be terribly easy to become consumed, zeroing in on your career and your career alone. We have to work harder and longer. We have to focus. Energy spent elsewhere is wasted.Read More