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By Jane Maas

Fans of the convey Mad Men are demise to grasp how actual it's. was once there rather that a lot intercourse on the place of work? have been there fairly three-martini lunches? have been ladies rather second-class electorate? Jane Maas says the reply to all 3 questions is unequivocally "yes." Her ebook Mad Women, in response to her personal reviews and numerous interviews together with her friends, is an engaging tell-all account of lifestyles as an advert lady within the male jungle of Madison Avenue.

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I do know we'll need to invite her again to do a moment studying for Gene Grayson and the customer, yet I’m already definite she’s my “Cupcake” mother. i glance at my watch. Twenty after one. If I take a taxi, i will make it as much as Nightingale in time for the style exhibit. We aren’t going to determine anyone larger than Mary Jo; the manufacturer and the casting director can take over for the following hour; no one will leave out me. within the taxi, even though, i think horribly in charge approximately leaving the auditions. * * * 1:55 P. M. They retailer the 1st few rows within the auditorium for the fogeys of women within the exhibit. so much seats are already taken, all through moms; there isn’t one father current. I sit within the first actual row simply because the exhibit starts. First grade. moment grade. Then out comes Kate, in a blue get together gown with a blue bow in her hair, taking a look like Alice in Wonderland. The viewers breathes a quiet “ooooh. ” Kate spots me and offers an immense smile of shock and enjoyment. the remainder of her functionality is barely for me. She twirls slowly, as somebody has prompt her, to teach off the whole skirt, curtsys to the viewers, smiles at me back, and exits to applause. I final via fourth grade. while the 5th grader comes on, wearing a celebration costume, the trainer on the piano performs a number of bars of “Hello, Dolly! ” and that i consider the auditions I’m lacking. I slink out, now feeling accountable approximately leaving with out going behind the curtain to hug Kate, yet extra to blame approximately staying. “I’m in a true hurry,” I inform the taxi driving force. “I have a casting consultation. ” * * * 3:10 P. M. The casting consultation is over. they've got chosen another finalist for the a part of the mum, and extra actresses for the opposite position. I’m again in my workplace, at my typewriter, while the chairman of the employer, John Elliott Jr. , referred to as Jock, seems to be in my doorway. “I stopped in approximately an hour in the past, yet you have been most likely having a past due lunch. ” Embarrassed, I confess that i used to be gazing my daughter practice at a college occasion. Jock beams approval. “We may still motivate the entire moms at Ogilvy to provide their youngsters excessive precedence. Come to think about it, we should always inspire the fathers, too. yet i'm the following on reliable employer enterprise. it truly is my nice excitement to inform you that at our board of administrators assembly this day, you have been elected a vice chairman. As you recognize, just one different girl right here has that name. Congratulations! ” We shake fingers solemnly, then Jock makes his special formal bow and leaves. plenty of males at Ogilvy are vice presidents. An account guy I paintings with went lately to Jim Heekin to bitch that he had now not but been given the name. “But John,” Jim reasoned, “everybody is a vp. ” “Exactly,” John stated. He was once quickly elected. The name doesn’t include a increase or a promoting in rank; it’s easily a sign that the corporation values you. You turn into an officer of the corporate. As Jock stated, just one different lady is a vp: Reva Korda, moment in command to the inventive head of the company. Ogilvy & Mather is a male shield, as so much enterprises are, yet there are a number of males who champion the merchandising of ladies.

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