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The Girls’ Lounge is a “go to” destination at industry conferences for women to connect, inspire

and collaborate to evolve and instill the change we want to see in the workplace.




A moment has become a movement that connects, encourages and inspires women all over the world. Some of our latest press stories…


The Girl’s Lounge at Cannes Lion 2016


June 21 2016

Gender equality is a hot topic at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity this week, as the advertising and marketing industry debates and discusses how to better promote and respect women’s work and female creators, consumers and business leaders.

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The Girl’s Lounge Main Stage @ Cannes Lions

Page Six

June 21, 2016

“Women are afraid to speak out because you get fired, you leave,” she said during the discussion called, “Gender Equality is No Laughing Matter.” …The conversation was hosted by women’s rights crusader Shelley Zalis, CEO of The Girls Lounge.

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#SeeHer in Ad Week

Ad Week

June 17, 2016

The Girls’ Lounge is proud to partner with the ANA AFE on this timely and important initiative. The campaign’s goal is to truthfully and accurately portray girls and women in the media – with the intent that by 2020 they see themselves as they truly are. ‪#‎seeher‬

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TGL Studio

We’ve all heard it as early as preschool. “What do you want to be when you grow up?”

A princess? Famous singer/dancer/actress? Doctor? Olympic figure skater? Astronaut? Dinosaur? All of the above, please. Even a three year-old knows you should chase all your dreams.

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Mann Cronin, who created the awesome speech coach app LikeSo, sat down with us to discuss some commonly used filler words, and why you should practice avoiding them ASAP. It might take a bit of practice to ditch these words for good, but it’s definitely worth a try.

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It’s a well-known fact that there’s daily pressure placed upon women to look and be perfect, which is why The Girls’ Lounge exists as a safe-haven from airbrushing, photoshop, status updates, LinkedIn endorsements, and the perfect Instagram selfie.

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We believe that there’s nothing more beautiful than collaboration. AskHer is built on the belief that there is immense value when women at all levels of business connect and share their knowledge, passion and experience.




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Our Lounges

Our Lounges can be found at the following industry trade shows throughout the year.
We hope to see you there!


Dates: January 6 – 9, 2016
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada


The Girls’ lounge @ Davos

Dates: January 20 – 23, 2016
Location: Davos, Switzerland


The Girls’ Lounge @ SXSW

Dates: March 11 – 15, 2016

Location: Austin, Texas

The Girls’ Lounge @ ARF Re:Think

Dates: March 13 – 16, 2016
Location: New York, New York

The Girls’ Lounge @ 4A’s Transformation

Dates: March 21 – 23, 2016
Location: Miami, Florida

The Girl’s Lounge @ WEF Africa

Dates: May 11 – 12, 2016
Location: Kigali, Rwanda

The Girls’ Lounge @ Cannes Lions

Dates: June 20 – 24, 2016
Location: Cannes, France


The Girls’ Lounge @ dmexco

Dates: September 14 – 15, 2016
Location: Cologne, Germany

The Girls’ Lounge @ Advertising Week

Dates: September 26 – 28, 2016
Location: New York, New York

The Girls’ Lounge @ ANA Masters of Marketing

Dates: October 19 – 22, 2016
Location: Orlando, Florida



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