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Sally Thornton, founder of Forshay, looks at women's happiness in marketing and human resources and finds that moving beyond "conquering the world" to set meaningful goals is key.
Cindy Gallop, founder of IfWeRanTheWorld and Make Love Not Porn, challenges women to be assertive and speak out against inequality in their industry.
Jean Grow, an advertising professor from Marquette University, reads testimonials from ad women in Spain about the gender inequality they experience in their field.
Cynthia Maller, Global Creative Director at PayPal, talks about her rookie year in advertising and how she learned that taking ownership of your work means owning up to your mistakes.
Nancy Hill , President and CEO of 4A's, and Jennifer Pozner, founder of Women in Media and News, agree that learning to be successful means "owning your expertise" and promoting yourself in your industry.
Kristi Faulkner, founder of WomenKind, and Liz Paradise discuss how maternity leave and being a mother factor into a career in advertising and how "the right time to start a family is when you're ready."
Lori Mackenzie from Stanford's Clayman Institute for Gender Research reveals how gender bias affects our image of a profession, citing a study that shows how applicant's gender effects starting salary and overall chances of being hired.
Shira Bogart, Group Creative Director at AKQA, explains how clients working in digital media now expect creative directors to be more involved and engaged in online marketing campaigns.
Jennifer Siebel Newsom talks about the "insidious and subtle" stereotyping she experienced while promoting her documentary Miss Representation and how women can create a cultural shift through storytelling.
Karen Mallia, associate professor at University of South Carolina, faults the male-biased awards system for the lack of recognition of female creative directors.
Freelance digital writer Rebecca Rivera shares advice on how to become a "social animal" and how creatives can be prolific and secure online.
Cheeraz Gorman from Alchemy 7 Creative, asks women in the creative departments of ad agencies to make time to become mentors and to recognize the diversity of women in advertising.
Eleven Inc. CEO Courtney Buechert notes that men are more receptive to the idea of considering more women as creative directors when the issue is looked at through the lens of competitive advantage and leveraging talent.