Or, they've found us, rather.
Either way, we here at Creative Skirts are proud and excited to introduce our sister site, Been There.
Behold 22 women who beat the odds and made their way to the tops of creative departments at places like Fallon, Taxi, Wieden, TBWA, Lowe Roche, BBDO, McCann, Ogilvy and many more. Some have taken the Bob Barrie path, keeping their heads down doing some of the best work anywhere; others have opened offices for top shops like CP+B and Wieden and/or started their own shops. Some have dipped in and out of advertising, trying other gigs---directing, journalism, writing books, micro brewing to name a few of the dabbles. Many are mothers (uh, yes, it can be done). Our ages range from late 20's (Christina Yu is CD of Lowe Roche) to late 50’s (all hail Nancy Rice, co-founder of Fallon---ne Fallon McElligott Rice---soon to be inducted into the NYAD Hall of Fame).
We're all different but we have this in common: we see most women are not getting nearly as far as we have, and a lack of female mentors isn't helping anything. This is something we can change. So here we are, waving our 44 arms at you.
We stand poised to take questions from any woman who is facing an obstacle or drawing a blank on any subject as she makes her way in this business. We've been there. We've lived. Between us we've made all the mistakes and learned from them. Ask us and maybe you can avoid a few landmines. Why blow off a limb if you can avoid it?
- The Women of Been There