By now you’ve likely heard that our trailblazing, award-winning #BossLady, Danica Kombol, was honored as one of this year’s Women Who Mean Business by the Atlanta Business Chronicle. To say we’re thrilled is an understatement, but we’ve always known about her amazing-ness!
Everywhere is proud to be a woman-owned and run business. As a young marketing professional just starting her career, it was one of the reasons I wanted to join this team. Let’s face it, there are a lot of great agencies in Atlanta but none quite like this one. There’s just something inspiring about being surrounded by an office full of women who mean business.
When it came to naming our conference rooms, we got to vote – like any good, democratic women-owned agency would. No naming conference rooms after famous golf courses. We instead chose women who inspire us. In the end, we opted for The Malala, The Ginsburg, The Winfrey, and The Lucy. Let me explain why.
The Malala Lounge
Malala Yousafzai is renowned for her human rights activism and advocacy for the education of women and young girls in Pakistan. After surviving an assassination attempt on the way to school, Malala’s name spread worldwide, making her one of the most well-known advocates for women – and the youngest Nobel Peace Prize honoree. As a young female activist who has already made such an impact on society, Malala is the perfect addition to our office and inspires us each day as we walk through the front door.
Ruth Bader Ginsburg is the only justice to have a nickname inspired by a rapper – and for good reason! The “Notorious R.B.G.” has stood her ground and made her voice heard for decades serving as a pioneer for women’s rights. This is why we named our main conference room after her. Every time we enter a meeting, we’re channeling our inner Ginsburg with a calm confidence.
The Winfrey Commons
Need I say more? Oprah is truly the iconic woman of our generation. After all, Forbes estimates Winfrey’s net worth as $2.8 billion, and she was the first black woman billionaire in world history. The Oprah Winfrey Show served as a place for conversation for many years and included perspectives from diverse backgrounds, so we hope to extend that energy into our common area.
We love Lucy. That’s why we named our red conference room after this revolutionary redhead. Lucille Ball is not only one of America’s most beloved actresses and comediennes, but she also did some pretty groundbreaking things in television, such as becoming the first woman to run her own studio. Lucy reminds us to keep things light, even when the going gets tough.
Whether we’re still an all-female agency in 5-10 years or not, we wanted to ensure that this space represented our roots by highlighting the pioneering women that came before us. Strong women are the backbone of this company. Who knows, maybe in a few years people will be naming their conference rooms The Danica (or The Sydney?).