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Ignacio Oreamuno, executive director of The Art Directors Club, describes the new 50/50 Initiative to close the gender gap. “The more women I work with, the more women I hire, and the more women I work for," he says, "the more successful I am."
Cindy Gallop, the founder of MakeLoveNotPorn, debates Sheryl Sandberg's 'Lean In' and argues that women need to redesign business instead of working inside the male-dominated system.
Guy Kawasaki, author of 'APE: Author, Publisher, Entrepreneur,' suggests that photo sharing sites and posts with embedded photos boost interaction and virality.
Kat Gordon, founder of The 3% Conference, argues a gender-balanced creative team that embraces "otherness" delivers breakthrough thinking and makes deeper connections with the public.
Janet Kestin, co-founder of Swim, describes the 'motherhood penalty' and other biases that put women and working mothers at a disadvantage in the workplace.
Cindy Gallop argues that Sheryl Sandberg's "lean in" approach does not address the fact that business culture is male-centric and should be infused with female values.
Psychologist Alana Conner uses scientific studies to show how diversity helps businesses and argues that teams don't function at capacity until they are 40% women.
Mimi Cook, Chief Creative Officer for Y&R SF and a panel of creative directors discuss their experience working for male "bitches" on their way to the top.
Amy Swift Crosby, founder of SMARTY, and Leo Burnett's Susan Credle discuss how to overcome perfection by experimenting and why frequent finish lines are better than one.
Jenn Maer, Design Director at IDEO, lists how she gets a life away from her job and how businesses can 'take the temperature' of the office.
Scott Stratten, president of Unmarketing, explains why he hates mobile unfriendly QR codes on billboards, sliding doors, and in-flight magazines.
PJ Pereira, founder of Pereira & O'Dell, argues that working mothers need to ignore the pressure of choosing between breadwinner and homemaker.
Shasta Nelson, life coach and founder of GirlFriendCircles.com,
describes a new study about friendship that shows how loneliness can
harm your health more than chain smoking, obesity, or alcoholism.
Melanie Lundquist, owner of the Intercontinental Hotel in San Francisco, argues that leading from behind does not help set an example for the next generation of women.
Creative consultant Cathy Campbell says that working from home can put
life on hold, but it also gives freelancers more flexibility and family