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Thu, Mar 14

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Spartanburg Art Museum

Creative Women: Everywhere and Nowhere

In celebration of Women's History Month, SAM presents a talk with Dr. Jean Grow, BFA, PhD focusing on the dire under representation of women in creative fields. It's free, it's important, and it's interesting! See you there.

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Creative Women: Everywhere and Nowhere
Creative Women: Everywhere and Nowhere

Time & Location

Mar 14, 2019, 6:00 PM

Spartanburg Art Museum, 200 E St John St, Spartanburg, SC 29306, USA

about the event

Spartanburg Art Museum is hosting a presentation by Dr. Jean Grow, BFA, Ph.D focusing on the dire under-representation of women in creative fields. Sharing personal stories and statistical data, Jean will bring to life the experiences of creative women working in advertising, film and the visual arts. Discussion to follow.

Jean Grow is a Professor of Advertising at Marquette University in Milwaukee Wisconsin.

Jean’s research addresses gender as a barrier to creative employment. For nearly 20 years she has explored the lack of women in advertising creative departments worldwide. She’s spoken with women from eight countries, spoken in just as many countries and keynoted in Hong Kong, Holland and soon Chile.

She has won numerous fellowships including a teaching fellowship at the University of Modena in Italy; and a diversity and inclusion fellowship with the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication. She has published extensively in academic journals and is co-author of Advertising Creative: Strategy, Copy and Design (Sage), currently in its fifth edition.

Prior to teaching Jean worked in the advertising industry. Her clients included Coca-Cola, Kellogg’s and Zenith. She continues to consult, with clients such as Nike and Flamingo International/London.

Jean earned her PhD from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She can be reached at jean.grow@marquette.edu. You can explore her blog: growculturalgeography.wordpress.com or follow her on Twitter @jeangrow.

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