By Lindsey Herzog Shipley

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In our final installment of our 3% Conference series, we examine how to blow up current recruiting practices to find quality talent that reflects our modern world. For more 3% Conference key learnings, check out our pieces on taking authentic action in the age of social justice, creating strong virtual connections and loneliness in the workplace.

In 2020, with major social justice movements taking place, companies are focused more than ever on recruiting and retaining diverse talent. …


By Meghan Brown

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For part three of our 3% Conference series, we’re examining the latest workplace epidemic: Loneliness. To see more of our 3% Conference key learnings, check out our piece on taking authentic action in the age of social justice and our piece on creating strong connections virtually.

As part of the conference’s focus on wellness, we heard from Shasta Nelson, author and relationship expert. Loneliness has been growing in our society for some time. …


By Arielle Claypool

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In part two of our 3% Conference series, we’re taking a closer look at another issue impacting the future of work in 2020: How to create strong connections in a virtual world. Want to read more about our key learnings from the 3% Conference? Check out our first piece on taking authentic action in the age of social justice here.

At the beginning, we thought remote work would be temporary, but after several months, working virtually is our new reality — and likely will be for a while. …


By Jenna Matzer

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Recently, several members of our team had the opportunity to virtually attend the 3% Conference, themed “The Radically Inclusive Future of Work.” With the background of a global pandemic and a renewed focus on social justice, the conference encouraged all of us to rethink how we work during these unprecedented times.

There were many great takeaways from the three days of the conference, and we’re going to share four ideas that piqued our team’s attention and dominated our post-conference conversations with our 3% thought leadership series. …


By Weber Shandwick St. Louis

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A few weeks into COVID-19 self-quarantines and we’ve all read the usual tips and suggestions to ensure we’re effectively working from our new “offices.” It goes without saying that we should still stick to regular eating schedules to avoid pointless snacking — easier said than done (looking at you, leftover Girl Scout cookies). Understandably, we’ve heard about the need to create a productive workspace that mirrors our office instead of spending all day working from bed.

To try and make our upcoming days of quarantine a little easier, we asked Weber Shandwick St. …


Key Takeaways on Personal Growth, Particularly During Times of Uncertainty

By Kim Hennen and Jenna Matzer

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With COVID-19 understandably dominating our thoughts and our reality these last few weeks, placing many of us under an incredible amount of stress, we were reminded of the importance of self-care and self-reflection, which were key themes from the St. Louis Business Journal’s Women’s Conference we attended earlier this year.

“Caring is hard. It’s so much easier to be indifferent. …


By Sydney Rodgers

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Last month, I had the pleasure of attending C2 Next Generation Summit as a part of ColorComm’s Fellow Class of 2019. ColorComm is an extensive network for women of color in all areas of the communications industry. The organization focuses on helping women advance their careers through leadership training, mentorship and job opportunities.

Founder Lauren Wesley Wilson started the organization after finding herself in unfamiliar territory early in her career. …


By Macey Waren

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I never really considered myself an emotional person. Not until six months ago when I moved to a new city with no family, no friends and no “real” job experience. While the idea of moving 235 miles away seemed fun, as I popped champagne next to my best friends at graduation, it soon dawned on me that my emotional support would no longer be a door away. Instead, my emotions started showing to the one door where I really I didn’t want them — the door to the office.

As I started thinking about emotions in the…


By Chris Ward

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Your career will be unpredictable. Everything will change. You may become a Mantern.

Here’s why that’s ok.

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“When you were young, let us say that you wanted to be a fireman. I feel reasonably safe in saying that you no longer want to be a fireman. Why? Because your perspective has changed. It’s not the fireman who has changed, but you. Every man is the sum total of his reactions to experience. As your experiences differ and multiply, you become a different man, and hence your perspective changes. This goes on and on…


By Jenna Matzer

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I was recently involved in a conversation around burnout — what it looks like and ways to “deal” with it. On reflection, I noticed that one thing that never came up in the conversation is why burnout exists in the first place. As I thought more and more about this, I found myself wondering, could it be that those experiencing burnout aren’t leveraging their “why?” Alternatively, could burnout be prevented, or at least minimized, by finding a meaningful purpose?

Before we move on, it’s import to understand your “why” (AKA the reasoning behind your actions). It is…

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