Babes Helpin' Babes

Small Beginnings.

Babes Helpin’ Babes was founded by a group of creative women at Signal Theory, an ad agency with offices in Kansas City, Missouri, and Wichita, Kansas. In a male-dominated industry, they saw a need for a space that listened to and supported women, and in a matter of months, 30 members grew to over 60 active members.

With Rapid Growth Came Rapid Change.

Women’s salaries were evaluated and many were promoted into leadership positions. The parental leave policy was expanded and improved. Flexible work schedules were implemented. Once-taboo subjects became the topics of thoughtful, honest conversations. Employees were encouraged to discuss gender, sexuality and race and their effect on work, life and everything in between.

5

Women promoted within the first month of BHB

60+

Active members in KC + Wichita

8

Weeks of paid parental leave

1,000+

Instagram followers and counting

After more than three years of growing Babes Helpin' Babes, we recognized a larger industry need. In July of 2020, our founder, Abby Kallenbach, decided to leave her full-time position at Signal Theory to pursue a career in diversity consulting.

ABBY KALLENBACH
Founder and CEO

Abby is a creative and diversity consultant from Kansas City, MO. She started her career in advertising as an Art Director, but quickly realized that the workplace she loved was in need of serious changes.

There was not only a lack of women in leadership positions, but a severe and startling lack of Black, Indigenous and people of color (BIPOC) at every level. And nothing seemed to change because nobody talked about it.

Today she works to call out injustices, challenge the status quo and ensure that women and BIPOC are represented in the workplace.

WORK WITH ABBY

Our Team

We started Babes Helpin’ Babes as a small creative group at a single agency. Our mission has spread because of consultants, moderators and designers who believe in the work we are doing and wish to challenge and change the creative industry. All of our volunteers and contract workers have experience in the creative industry and are able to bring their expertise and personal experiences to our content and services. We're always looking to add diversity to our team, if you'd like to work with us, please reach out.

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GHADEER GARCIA
Consultant + Moderator | KC
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MAGGIE HYLTON
Consultant + Moderator | KC
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STEPHANIE VALLE
Consultant + Moderator | CHI
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HALIE BRANSON
Designer | Springfield
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MIDORI SAITO
Designer | KC
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JEN GUIMARÃES
Designer | KC
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BATSHEBA CASTRO MARTINEZ
Designer | KC
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KATHLEEN MURRAY
Designer | KC
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MADDY BEST
Designer | KC
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RANDAH O'DOHERTY
Designer | KC
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TAYLOR MIZERA
Designer | KC
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