New Year is a time to start anew. Regardless of how hard the previous year has been, January 1 can be the point to renew commitments. We can refresh or re-examine goals. Take the opportunity to look at where you are in your career and where you’d like to be. What are a few first steps that you can take in that direction? 

It could be research, it could be a zoom panel discussion on the field that you’re interested in, you could put yourself in the WIA database, or sign up for the WIA mentoring program. Or become a mentor, with WIA but also in your life.   Who around you can use a hand or some advice?  Take an interest in others who are behind you on their career timeline. If we develop a culture of mentorship in the animation industry, it will explode with talent and opportunities.  Do your part, help someone else get a break. And you’ll be surprised by the opportunities that come your way. 

Have a great 2022!  Be your full exceptional self.

Marge Dean, President, Women in Animation