Gender

Brands Are Throwing Out Gender Norms to Reflect a More Fluid World

James Charles may not seem like the typical ambassador of a beauty brand—and he's not. Meet CoverGirl's first CoverBoy.

How the Ad Industry Can Help Women Attain Top Leadership Positions

It's a well-known fact that there are not nearly enough women in leadership positions in the advertising industry. This year during Advertising Week, She Runs It (the organization formerly known as Advertising Women of New York, or AWNY) released new data around the topic of gender diversity in agencies and why more women aren't taking on the top leadership roles.

Bud Light’s New Ad Takes a Light-Hearted but Clear Stance in Support of Gender Identity

Bud Light wants to sell you beer—and your gender identity doesn't change that. In the Anheuser-Busch brand's latest 30-second spot, Amy Schumer and Seth Rogen argue that anyone across the gender identity spectrum can drink Bud Light.

Are Agencies Finally Ready to Confront the ‘Rot at the Top of the Industry’?

The advertising industry's top women are done mincing words."A cancer" is how 4A's President Nancy Hill describes the agency world's lingering gender bias and racial insensitivity. "The industry has a huge diversity problem," says veteran creative Nancy Vonk.

Kevin Roberts Will Resign as Saatchi Chairman After Backlash Over Gender Comments

Less than a week after making dismissive comments about gender bias in the ad industry, Saatchi & Saatchi chairman Kevin Roberts has opted to resign, effective Sept. 1.

3 Agency Interns Have a Plan to Get More Women Into Google’s Image Results for ‘CEO’

Search for "CEO" on Google Images, and you'll find only a handful of the first 100 results include female faces. Of those, one is a stock photo and another is ... CEO Barbie.A 2015 study by CNNMoney found that 14.2 percent of leadership positions in the S&P 500 are held by women, and according to nonprofit Catalyst, only 4 percent of top companies are currently led by female chief executives.To help change Google's own male-dominated portrayal of CEOs, three aspiring agency professionals working their way through BBH's internship program, The Barn, want to change that fact with the help of some strategic SEO magic.

Saatchi Chairman Kevin Roberts Placed on ‘Leave of Absence’ Over Gender Comments

Saatchi & Saatchi Chairman Kevin Roberts has been asked by his agency's holding company, Publicis Groupe, to take a leave of absence due to his recent, dismissive comments about gender balance and women in leadership.

Diversity Advocates Are Dumbfounded as Saatchi Chairman Claims Gender Bias Is ‘Over’

Depressing. Damaging. Nonsense. Dead wrong.These are just a few of the many terms being used to describe Saatchi & Saatchi chairman Kevin Roberts' recent comments on women in advertising, and the chorus of angry voices is likely to continue growing.

How Brands Became the Most Powerful Advocates in Today’s Battle for LGBT Equality

This spring, North Carolina and Mississippi came under fire for passing laws that many felt were discriminatory against gay, lesbian and transgender residents.

Girls Explain How Boobs, Menstruation and More Keep Them From Coding in Satirical Campaign

It should be obvious that your gender doesn't hinder your ability to code, yet women continue to face an uphill climb into tech careers thanks largely to unspoken stigmas against female coders.