Lacy Phillips

Communications Director, Hogwarts Running Club

Q: Why did you join Women in Digital?

A: Relocating to a new city meant I would need to rebuild my professional network. Women in Digital seemed like it would jump start this process.

Q: What’s your specialty? What makes you tick?

A: Social media strategy and content creation. I love being able to use visual  and written communication skills to tell stories.

Q: What was your first job out of college?

A: I was a production assistant on commercial shoots, so I stood around and held a boom mic or reflector and fetched equipment.

Q: What is the best career advice you’ve ever received?

A: Be your own best advocate.

Q: What can you give your fellow members of Women in Digital?

A: I can do social media audits and offer advice on design and copy writing and crisis communications.

Q: What will be your first ask?

A: I’ve asked for advice on how to deal with a non disclosure agreement that I wasn’t comfortable with signing.

Q: What does digital mean to you?

A: Anything that happens on a screen as opposed to physically.

Q: What do you think is the greatest challenge facing women today?

A: Implicit bias, even amongst professional women, is a huge and sneaky problem with no silver bullet cure.

Q: What do you think we can do to overcome that challenge?

A: Being aware of your biases can help you identify when you’re stereotyping and can help you silence the internal critical voice.

Q: Why do you love digital?

A: I love print, too, but I like the fast pace of digital abd the impermanence of social allows me to try a lot of different ideas and gage responses quickly.

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