InkHouse Celebrates International Women's Day

Mar 08, 2017 Beth Monaghan

Today marks International Women’s Day, and also, A Day Without a Woman. At InkHouse, our employees are free to choose how they want to participate in this action. Throughout the day, our offices will be celebrating our women and supporting the women in our communities.

I am proud of the work and support my employees show each other every day and today is about celebrating their accomplishments and focusing on the change that still needs to happen.  I asked the women of InkHouse two questions last week:

  • What do you hope the world will look like for women in the future?
  • What are you most proud of in your career as a woman?

Below please find their responses. May they bring you as much hope and encouragement as they brought me.

What do you hope the world will look like for women in the future?

  • Alison Morra, SVP – The same as it looks for men
  • Angela Smith, Account Executive – A world where women can follow their wildest dreams without any reservation.
  • Brittany Boyer, Senior Account Executive – A world where a woman taking charge in business is as common as women taking charge at home.
  • Brittany Hendrickson, Senior Account Executive – Feminism won't be a dirty word and women will make as much as men for doing the same work.
  • Caitlin Doherty, Senior Account Executive – A world where we no longer have to ask this question because we will be treated as equals to men in every way.
  • Cathy Corwin, Media Specialist – One of conquering - conquering fear, stigmas, self-consciousness ... conquering life
  • Chelsea Gillette, Assistant Account Executive – A world that doesn't fear or doubt what we're capable of achieving.
  • Christine Lewis, Director – A world where ""feminism"" is considered antiquated because equality is the norm.
  • Dani Leopold, Account Coordinator – A world where women build each other up and feel no need to compare themselves to others.
  • Danielle Laurion, Manager – A world where equal pay for equal work is the norm no matter where you are.
  • Emily McClellan, Account Coordinator – The expression, "Like a girl," will no longer have a negative connotation.
  • Hanna Heycke, Senior Account Executive – A world where men and women have the same opportunities and receive the same recognition and pay for equal work
  • Hannah Biehn, Account Coordinator – A world without walls or ceilings in a neighborhood of mutual respect.
  • Jill Rosenthal, Director - Limitless.
  • Kari Hulley, Director – A world where the shirts say "pay me like a woman"
  • Kaylin Trychon, Account Executive – A world where women are equally represented in the highest levels of government & business
  • Kelsey Miller, Account Executive – Women will seek opportunities to send the elevator back down for others, regardless of race or industry, who are following a similar path.
  • Lauren Arnold, VP – A world with a woman president and equal pay for women will be the standard
  • Lindsay Sydness, Account Executive – A world where women don't have to keep fighting for basic rights.
  • Lisa van der Pool, Director – I hope women will have equal opportunities, no matter what career choice or path they choose to take.
  • Maggie Roth, Account Coordinator – A world where women's emotions and passions are seen as strengths not as weaknesses.
  • Meghan Shields, Account Coordinator – A world where women are measured on the caliber of their work, and not their appearance
  • Molly Kalan, Senior Account Executive – A world where women's rights aren't politicized, but are taken for granted as the standard.
  • Morgan LaCasse, Junior Designer – A world where women of influence focus on the things that really matter.
  • Rachael Tucker, Manager – A world where women are recognized for their accomplishments, not their accomplishments as women
  • Samantha McGarry, SVP – Boundless opportunity, with respect for all. Plus fewer princesses and mean girls.
  • Sonya Bonczek, Manager – Equal pay, family leave, way more women bosses, CEOs, and founders
  • Steph Fergione, Manager – A world where women won't have to worry about how starting a family will affect their career growth.
  • Susan Elsbree, VP – No glass ceiling, sky is the limit
  • Sydney Fiorentino, Senior Account Executive – A world where women are valued for their professional successes and not just for their looks

What are you most proud of in your career as a woman?

  • Alex Merriweather, Assistant Account Executive – Leading client meetings with C-Suite executives as a 25-year-old junior team member #crushedit
  • Alexis Farraye, Account Executive – Walking out of my first new biz pitch (a room filled w/ men) & having my boss tell me I nailed it - felt like a million bucks!
  • Alivia Snyder, Manager – Receiving a call from a past (intimidating) client months after working with them to let me know what a pleasure it was working with me
  • Alli Okumura, Account Executive – The progress I've made toward becoming a leader by learning from all of the amazing people I've had the chance to work with.
  • Grace Lynch, Assistant Account Executive – Confidently speaking to a CEO on why he should dive into a thought leadership platform, and then getting him opportunities to do so.
  • Hannah Blackington, Assistant Account Executive – Pushing myself everyday to be a team leader, be creative and grow my career - while feeling empowered to take risks.
  • Heather Bliss, VP – Never being afraid to face a challenge head on. Having a kick ass career with work life balance.
  • Jackie D'Andrea, Director – Trusting my voice and finding the confidence to provide my clients and colleagues with the best guidance possible.
  • Jen Weber, Assistant Account Executive- Stepping away from my first job after college because I felt in my heart and mind it wasn't right for my career growth.
  • Kaley Carpenter, Assistant Account Executive – Learning to trust my gut and seeing those ideas and decisions help drive success for my teams and clients.
  • Kate Bachman, Manager – At any point in my career, always feeling that I am trusted and valued for my intelligence, objectivity and persistence
  • Laura Garofalo, Business Development Manager – Owning the direction of my career path & shaping it into what I want. Always seeking new learning opportunities that test comfort zones.
  • Lauren McAuliffe, Senior Designer – Elevating and empowering other young women to challenge themselves and be confident in their abilities as designers.
  • Lauren Mucci, Account Executive – Joining a company that values equality, respect and kindness.
  • Maddy Fitzgerald, Assistant Account Executive – Anytime I am able to use the confidence I have in my own good judgment to steer me through a new, uncomfortable or daunting situation.
  • Sally Brown, Assistant Account Executive – Having the guts (and guile) to step out of my comfort zone - and not only survive, but thrive there
  • Sarah Mitus, Digital Strategist – When I gave feedback to a client on why one of his ideas wasn't a great one - & he was happy to hear it. I have the confidence to speak up.
  • Shannon Reed, Senior Account Executive – I chose my own career path and took a risk by moving across the country for an internship, which turned into my first post-grad job.
    Linda Walsh, VP – Being self-assured enough to know when I have a great idea and self-confident enough to share it
  • Skye McIvor, Account Executive – Finding the confidence to share out-of-the-box ideas with a very stubborn client contact, getting him to listen to me and agree.
  • Whitney Clifford, Executive Communication Director– Facing stereotyping and harassment at the start of my career and winning with perseverance, smarts and lots of hard work.


Topics: Women in the Workplace, PR, 2017
Beth Monaghan

Since the early days working around her kitchen table, Beth has grown Inkhouse into one of the top independent PR agencies in the country. She’s been named a Top Woman in PR by PR News, a Top 25 Innovator by PRovoke, and an Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year finalist. Beth designed Inkhouse’s signature Storytelling Workshop to mirror the literary hero’s journey and to unearth the emotional connections that bind an audience to a brand or idea. She also uses narratives to build Inkhouse’s culture, most recently through two books of employee essays, “Hindsight 2020” and “Aren’t We Lucky?”

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