Women in the communications and IT channel have stories to tell. Here’s the first one.

Buffy Naylor, Senior Managing Editor

March 24, 2023

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March is National Women’s History Month. And this year’s theme is “Celebrating Women Who Tell Our Stories.” For centuries, women have been telling their stories. and the larger human story, in a variety of ways, from art and music to photography and literature.

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Among the most beautiful and most intriguing modes of storytelling is the story quilt, a quilt made of materials with colors, pictures, textures and patterns that are used to tell a story. The earliest story quilts gave women who could not read or write a means of documenting their personal history. Today they are largely used to celebrate and commemorate.

Women in the communications and IT channel have stories of their own to tell, starting with their struggles to break into the tight circle of a historically male-dominated industry. They have a quilt to celebrate and commemorate successes, lessons learned, advice taken and advice they would like to give.

As National Women’s History Month comes to an end, we’ll be taking a look at some of those stories. This is the first of a six-part series of women in the communications and IT channel telling their story. It starts with the question, “What is the most ridiculous thing that has ever been said/done to you as a woman in the channel?”

Scroll through the gallery above to see how they answered.

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Buffy Naylor

Senior Managing Editor, Channel Futures

Buffy Naylor is senior managing editor of Channel Futures. Prior to joining Informa (then VIRGO) in 2008, she was an award-winning copywriter and editor, then senior manager of corporate communications for an international leisure travel corporation and, before that, in charge of creative development and copywriting for a boutique marketing and public relations agency.

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