Own It

We’re buying out of the ad industry boys’ club. Hosted by Cornett owner Christy Hiler, Own It lifts up the stories of women and nonbinary ad agency owners: their challenges, their successes, and their goals for the industry. We’re aiming to start a movement—because you don’t have the power until you own it.

How Brittany Woitas of Kōvly Studio, Owns It

On the latest episode of OWN IT, we’re talking to Brittany Woitas of Kōvly Studio. She might have the most interesting career journeys I’ve ever seen. She has been a financial advisor, a family farmer, a teacher and an agency owner. Her parent’s family farm gave her that entrepreneurial spirit.  We walked through her journey…

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How Holly Fraser of Shelance, Owns It

This week on OWN IT, we’re talking to Hollie Fraser of Shelance. It is a community of freelance female creatives that serves to help that talent get found and seen. As  you might imagine, Hollie spent time as a freelance creative, but comes from a long history of working at some of the biggest agencies…

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How Faith Hurley and Stacy Callighan of PinPoint Creative, Own It

On this week’s episode of OWN IT, we’re talking to Faith Hurley and Stacy Callighan from PinPoint Collective. In many ways these two power women are the Odd Couple, from their interests … food versus working out … to their backgrounds … Faith was an actor in a previous professional life. Stacy was an architect….

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How Suzanne Barbosa of Atlantic New York, Owns It

This week on OWN IT, we’re talking to Suzanne Barbosa of Atlantic New York. Her firm is the reigning AdAge Small Agency of the Year! Her experience prior to ownership included stops at MullenLowe, BBDO, Grey, Victors & Spoils and more. So, she brings the perspective of the big and the small to the conversation….

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How Katie Irving of The Moonshot Agency, Owns It

This week on OWN IT, we’re talking to Katie Irving of The Moonshot Agency. She works mainly in the fashion industry and started her career as a textile designer. That happens to be one of my favorite things, so we could have spent the whole episode talking about that … but we didn’t! Katie and…

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How Leeann Leahy of The VIA Agency, Owns It

On this week’s episode of OWN IT, we’re talking to Leeann Leahy of The VIA Agency.  She hails from Portland, Maine where VIA does outstanding work and is an outstanding place to work. They were Ad Age’s Best Agency Culture winner in 2022. Leeann’s history of work is impressive. She’s been with big and small…

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How Victoria Roedel of Ice Cream Social, Owns It

On this episode of OWN IT, we’re talking to Victoria Roedel of Ice Cream Social. Her experience includes time at both big agencies and big brands. She co-founded Ice Cream Social, which is a digital media and content firm, in 2020. They have PepsiCo, among other brands, on their client list. And yes … they…

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How Natalie Graeme and Lucy Jameson of Uncommon London, Own It

On this week’s episode of OWN IT, we’re talking to Natalie Graeme and Lucy Jameson of Uncommon London. Both spent a number of years at a handful of incredible agencies before joining forces on the management team at Grey. From there they envisioned starting their own shop and in 2017 they did.  They’ve always been…

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How Lyndsey Corona of Slap Global, Owns It

This week on OWN IT, we’re talking to Lyndsey Corona of Slap Global. She has just been an owner for about a year, so that piece of her journey is new. But her path to that point has a lot of lessons for us all. First of all, Lyndsey is a boxer. She says it’s…

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How Josy Amann & Taji Zaminasli of Media Matters Worldwide, Own It

On this week’s episode of OWN IT, we’re talking to Josy Amann and Taji Zaminasli of Media Matters Worldwide. Their agency is 20 years old and is a media planning, buying and analytics agency. It has always been independent and women-owned so their experience is a treasure trove for us.  Josy and Taji also trail-blazed…

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