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9 Things Every Woman In Media Should Know

The entertainment industry comes at you fast when chasing your dreams. What about support? Do you have the guidance you need to navigate the ins and outs of the business? Luckily we are living in an era where resources are infinitely available in all spaces, whether you are behind the scenes or the talent. Yes, they will provide you with the tools to succeed, however, it's about more than just doing the work.

Here are some universal tips for the girls who are just starting out!

  1. When you get into these spaces to network, be authentically YOU. Yes, you should represent yourself well, what I mean is, don't try to be something that you are not. This is how you stand out.

  2.  Whatever job you are there to do, it is never enough to just do what is required. Do your very BEST. Lend a helping hand, anywhere you can.

  3. It is always better to be overly prepared than not. Before heading to that gig, be sure to have all of your ducks in a row. If you're a journalist, research! Understand who you will be speaking to and bring your own equipment and team if necessary. In short, never be caught slipping.

  4. If you are able, accepting unpaid work isn't always a negative thing. Yes, we are adults with real responsibilities- however, discernment is required when theses opportunities are presented to you. It may be that one unpaid gig that will propel you to your dream job.

  5. READ your contracts! Before entering into any type of agreement, hire a lawyer and protect your integrity at all times!

  6. Nurture ALL of your skillsets. Trust me, you will thank yourself in the long run! How can I explain this one? When I was interning and couldn't afford to build a website, I taught myself how to code. Sharpening your talents can open unimaginable doors!

  7. The chaos is constant, but you will enjoy if it is truly your passion. Remain grounded at all times, but know how to adjust accordingly, in any situation.

  8. Save your money and invest in yourself! What does this mean? Create that LLC, and protect your business agreements. If something should go wrong, your company will take the heat rather than you personally.

  9. This one is specifically for Women of color - SHE IS YOUR SISTER, NOT YOUR COMPETITION!

Hopefully these helped in some way!

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