RPA hosted Cannes’ See It Be It event, an evening of inspiring conversation addressing gender imbalance in creative leadership. See our 7 biggest takeaways from the event below.
1. Self-care is essential
Part of being a leader is maintaining a healthy work-life balance. Peers look up to leaders who take care of themselves.
2. Leaders should instill inspiration, not fear
You shouldn’t feel intimidated by a leader; you should feel awe-inspired. When you’re in the presence of a good leader, that is when ideas come to fruition.
3. Be a team player
We can do so much more when we work together. When women collaborate, everybody wins.
4. Look at things with a fresh perspective
No matter what our titles are, we can all be creative. Look at each task with fresh eyes and approach it in a new and innovative way.
· “From day one, I didn’t see the glass as half-full or half-empty. I wanted to
redesign the glass,”
5. Encourage and empower other women
As women, it’s essential we support each other and push each other to take risks. Don’t just find your voice, but encourage others to do the same.
6. Believe in yourself
Don’t underestimate yourself; you are much stronger than you think. Find your voice and allow yourself to realize your full potential.
7. You don’t need to be a bitch to be a leader
Don’t be a bitch; be bold, be brave, be a fearless leader.
This passionate group of women led an evening of honest conversation aimed at enacting change in the advertising industry and in building a community of women who support each other and encourage diverse thoughts and opinions.