Women In Advertising - Sara Gold

Wednesdays are quickly becoming one of my favorite days of the week simply because it's time for #WIA. @spgold is going to hate that I am highlighting her this week because she hates being the center of attention, but Gold you deserve it! We first met back in 2010 when she was hired at BBDO & we were set to share an office. I was so sad about @dlux08 leaving me that I thought there is no way Sara & I are going to be friends. But sure enough, I offered her part of my snack (a test of true friendship) and she accepted...passing with flying colors. I was so lucky to share an office with Sara when I was still young in my career, this was such a great learning experience because I was able to hear how Sara conducted herself on calls with creatives, agents, account, photographers,etc. No matter how stressful the situation, she always stayed calm and was able to find the positive side in. She was so kind to me, she never made me feel like I couldn't ask for her opinion, she helped me learn the industry and inspired me along the way. In fact, she was the one who pushed me to do my first photo shoot in Chicago...she did that! She had the faith in me and told me take this one on, "you got this Hoops." She affectionately calls me Hoops, but we don't need to share why or how that came about.

On top of being a rockstar Art Producer Sara runs marathons, is an amazing friend to such a large group of people, is hilarious in a totally unassuming way, she's beautiful inside & out, and most importantly she shares a serious love of food with me. @spgold I know you hate when I hug you or get super emotional and mushy, but that's why we go good together. And I really thought you should know, I wouldn't be where I am in my career if it wasn't for your guidance and friendship. I love you so much! #GoldHoopsForever