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
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
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
Every time I leave a local event—whether hosted by MPLS MadWomen or another Twin Cities organization—I feel inspired, motivated and completely in awe at the outstanding community I live in. Often, as I drive past familiar city landmarks on my way home, I find myself lost in thought, thinking about the impressive people I’ve met or heard speak, thinking of the many ways to get involved and start making a difference, and thinking about how great it feels to be part of a community that not only supports but encourages creative growth.Read More
Unexpected turns are difficult enough to deal with in our personal lives, but when it comes to our careers, the rules of resilience seem trickier and harder to navigate. With breakups, health issues, family concerns, we’re allowed to be emotional as we weather the storms. But in our careers, things are different. We can go through layoffs, failed projects, lost accounts and we have to remain composed and professional throughout.Read More
We’ve all heard them before. The excuses justifying wage gap. “Women choose to go into fields that don’t pay well.” “Women choose family over their careers more often than men.” “Women choose not to ask for what they want.” We just choose to make less apparently. Of course all of these excuses are incredibly flawed and inaccurate, but that doesn’t take the sting out.Read More