AIGA Cincinnati is hosting an honest dialogue about careers, families and the sanity of professionally-driven women. For many ambitious women, starting a family can be a decision filled with questions about its effect on their careers. A panel of local women creatives, who are leading the way at work while raising families at home, will share their insights, stories and advice—followed by a candid, judgement-free conversation. We’ll ask lots of questions, things like… Has motherhood given you any new skills that you apply at work? What mistakes have your made along the journey thus far? What would make your job as a creative (and a mother) more approachable? What can we do as an industry to set working moms up for success? What advice would you give to other working moms (or expecting parents)? How do you maintain your sanity? Should coffee be considered its own food group?
Doors open at 5:45 pm, event will start promptly at 6:00 pm. Bring questions, there will be plenty of time to ask them! Please note we will be in the 2nd-floor conference room, not the TekSystems office.
All are welcome to attend, to better understand the challenges facing your friends, co-workers, supervisors or employees who are balancing careers with parenthood.
- Holly Shoemaker - Creative Director, Hyperquake
- Anna Diederichs - Senior Art Director, Cincinnati Children's Hospital
- Nikki Mayhew - Owner + Creative Director, Mayhew Creative
- Cathy Sonnet - Creative Director, Spicefire
- Laura Russell – VP Digital Marketing Manager, Fifth Third
Panel will be moderated by Haley Moore, Co-President of AIGA Cincinnati.
Women today outnumber men in AIGA’s membership—as in design schools and disciplines—yet leadership, representation, and parity remain a challenge. WomanUp is AIGA Cincinnati’s programming initiative committed to celebrating the achievements of women in design, cultivating awareness of gender-related issues, and connecting through the facilitation of relationships within our industry.