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Topic: Gender

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

Stereotypes won't work on younger consumers

James Charles may not seem like the typical ambassador of a beauty brand—and he's not. Meet CoverGirl's first CoverBoy. No doubt the half-century-old brand raised a few eyebrows last week when…

How the Ad Industry Can Help Women Attain Top Leadership Positions

And why they're leaving in the first place

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…

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

'Beer should have labels, not people'

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…

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

Diversity advocates hope we've reached a tipping point

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…

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

Already placed on leave, exit will be official Sept. 1

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. Roberts was placed…

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

And they need your help

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…

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

CEOs of the agency and Publicis have disavowed him

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…

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

Kevin Roberts urged to apologize

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…

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

They're leading the charge for change, but will states concede?

This spring, North Carolina and Mississippi came under fire for passing laws that many felt were discriminatory against gay, lesbian and transgender residents. In addition to being lambasted by LGBT advocates,…

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

McCann takes a deadpan look at tech's gender gap

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…

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