|1. THE PITCH 100 SUPERWOMEN
It’s funny how one thing leads to another.
One reply to a Tweet about standing up for women in adland and the next thing I know I’m being asked to be a mentor for this fantastic programme.
This is how I found myself last week, listening intently to other mentors who were a lot smarter than me, in a room full of amazing women, offering mentorship and guidance with some of the issues that face this increasingly empowered workforce in our industry today.
Humbling, and utterly brilliant.
But like I said, it’s funny how one thing leads to another. When I made my intro to the room I, out of public-speaking-force-habit, began with ‘Good morning, ladies and gentlemen’ – which I caught as I finished, then self-corrected to ‘Er… sorry – good morning, ladies’ – cue: much laughter and general hilarity. It was all taken in good spirit too.
I tweeted the faux pas later that day and ended up in a brilliant rabbit hole of ‘how to use more inclusive language at events‘ as well as a robust discussion whether arguing gender pronouns matter at all (see full discussion thread).
The post linked above about more inclusive language is definitely worth a read. Especially if you speak at or host/organise events.