Mara Lecocq "I Saw a Female President"

About this episode

This week, Rich Tu speaks with Mara Lecocq, who leads Brand and Community at Fishbowl, a social network for professionals in the creative industry that allows for honest and semi-anonymous conversations. Also, she’s the founder of Where Are the Boss Ladies, the largest database of senior women leaders in advertising. And she’s the founder of Secret Code, a customizable children’s book that can star any young girl as a tech hero. Additionally, Mara has a storied career in advertising, having worked at AKQA, 72andSunny, and BETC Paris on brands like Starbucks, Nike, Verizon, and McDonalds.Rich and Mara talk about her upbringing in the Philippines, her mixed French and Filipino heritage, and how her talent has allowed her to live all over the world. In her own words, Mara loves "helping the disempowered rise through their professional development", and the main takeaway from this conversation is that the creative industry can innovate itself by taking a good look at who is steering the ship.

About the show

First Generation Burden is a series of conversations with immigrants the children of immigrants. It is a platform to celebrate the unique and diverse immigrant population in this America. Also, it’s just a bunch of fun conversations with good people.

Rich Tu is an artist and designer living in Brooklyn, NY. He is also first generation Filipino-American and who cares about culture and the future.

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