In celebration of International Women’s Day, we asked a few people around the office for their personal opinions on gender equality and more, including our own founder and CEO, Laura Van Eperen.
“Life will throw you a lot of curveballs; we often have to shift focus or multitask. I find a great deal of comfort working alongside a strong female leader who understands the balancing act while having achieved a level of success that I aspire to.”
Joanna Yu, Director of Finance & Human Resources
“Leading Ladies aren’t just in the movies. In my 25+ years in the ad industry, 21 of those years were working for successful women-owned agencies. When I tell my daughter that she can go out and do anything, I actually have living proof.”
Gerald G. Mitchell, Chief Creative Officer
“Learn, listen, speak up, and act – #ChooseToChallenge on International Women’s Day and every day.”
Hillarie Turner, Account Director
“International Women’s Day is a celebration of the strength and perseverance of all women, past and present, who fought/fight for our futures—and a reminder of my power as a woman, leader, and mother to advance that progress.”
Megan Neapolitan, Director of Operations & Client Servicesmore insights
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