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Onsite Report: Women in Advertising - AWNY

Posted on December 05 2014

We were lucky enough to be a part of the 2014 VIP Silent Auction event, put on by the Advertising Women of New York (AWNY). This incredible organization is comprised of over 1700 members, ranging anywhere from senior executives to young women just launching their careers in advertising. Their mission is to empower women in the advertising industry to achieve personal and professional fulfillment at each stage of their careers. By bringing together smart and ambitious women, AWNY has created a power community of women, working together and helping each other. If you're in the advertising industry, this is the organization to be part of.

On May 15th, AWNY held an event called the VIP Silent Auction, and invited emmajoy to be part of it! The AWNY VIP Silent Auction is an annual event where attendees under the age of 30 can enter bids for in-person experiences with industry luminaries. Frequent past participants include Linda Kaplan Thaler, Mary Lou Quinlan, Scott Donaton and Laurel Touby. VIPs donate their time – a lunch date, meeting at the office, or just a simple cup of coffee – over which they share their expertise. The event was a great opportunity for attendees to network with each other and enter to win raffle prizes, while bidding on valuable time with notable executives. All auction proceeds from the auction went towards furthering the AWNY Young Executive programming, such as career-advancing workshops and networking events for young women in media. This was such an amazing event! Imagine being at the start of your career and getting the chance to network with an experienced expert right off the bat!

These AWNY ladies attended the event and got the chance to participate and network.

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Executive profiles were provided for auction options.

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At this event, we were able to provide each event attendee with emmajoy gift cards in their take home gift bags. We felt so honored to be part of this event with all the other big name brands!

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Lastly, this lucky lady won the auction for a ton of emmajoy goodies plus a gift card!

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We had such a blast working with AWNY and we are happy one of our Columbia Business School classmates, Kate Hourigan, was able to connect us with this opportunity. If you are interested in joining AWNY, you can learn more about membership here. Be sure to check out future events from AWNY! On July 16, they will be hosting a meet-and-greet with Melissa Goidel, the Chief Revenue Officer of Refinery29. You'll get the chance to meet an incredible woman who is changing the face of online advertising and also get some practical job advice while you're at it. Check out AWNY's Calendar of Events for more information.

At emmajoy, we love stories and events around women empowerment! Let us know if you have a similar event or a story we can feature in our next career post!

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