Every year, throughout Women’s History Month, we’re reminded of the inspiring stories of powerful women, the struggles they endured and the triumphs they achieved. For this month’s Amp spotlight, we turn our focus to those same themes of struggle and empowerment from within our own Amp community. From the importance of intersectionality to the critical need for more women shaping tech, this collection of diverse stories are a reminder of the paths that have been blazed before us, and the work still to be done on the road ahead.

Kristen McCarty, associate director of planning at UM Worldwide, on the importance of intersectionality in the fight for equity

My experience as a woman in advertising has been both challenging and extremely rewarding. I feel very fortunate to have female mentors who have helped shape the path for me and others today. Yet, while I’m proud of the strides we’ve made in the industry through both representation and the work, there is still a need for progress toward true inclusion of all women.

Read more in Ad Age.