It has become very apparent in recent years that women are being slighted in many ways because of their gender. According to PayScale, women earn 76 cents for every dollar earned by their male counterparts.
Digital marketing is no exception to these unfair circumstances. A Digital Skills Gap Report released by the Digital Marketing Institute revealed that women were 11% more digitally proficient than men, but only represent 30% of the entire digital marketing workforce.
Women in Digital
One woman who experienced sexism in the workplace was Alaina Shearer. She described the many trials and tribulations of her career in digital marketing in an interview with Forbes.
No action was taken on behalf of Shearer when the Creative Director of the marketing agency where she was employed made advancements toward her. Instead, all documented evidence was ignored, and Shearer was asked to move to a separate department within the agency.
In response to this event, and many like it, Shearer decided to launch Women in Digital. The mission of this community is, “To empower each other by creating a national network of women in digital unlimited in our potential to meet individual and collective goals.”
The Best of The Best
Even with the odds stacked against them, numerous strong and empowered women continue to make huge strides in digital marketing. Here is a short list of some of these inspirational ladies:
- Ann Handley: Chief Content Officer at MarketingProfs and columnist for Entrepreneur magazine.
- Susan Gilbert: CEO of Online Promotion Success and author of “KLOUT SCORE: Social Media Influence, How to Gain Exposure and Increase Your Klout.”
- Amy Schmittauer: Author of #VlogLikeaBoss, video marketing consultant, YouTube video creator, and international keynote speaker.
- Mari Smith: A leading Facebook expert, also known as the “Facebook Queen”. Also recognized as Forbes’ Top Social Media Power Influencer.
No matter what your gender, there are always ways in which you can improve upon your digital marketing skills.
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