Why the Ad Industry Needs to Make Gender Equality a Priority

In order to progress, we need to empower women

We need to commit to gender diversity and advancement of women in our workforce. Getty Images

My mother was the personification of Mad Men’s Peggy Olson, having worked at FCB in the 1960s, so I had a shining example of a strong woman working hard in a challenging corporate environment. Back then, deep cultural changes were setting in, women were entering the workforce in droves and yet gender disparities were prevalent. Today, headlines reflect those same issues and it raises the question: Have we made any progress?

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@dkruppp David Krupp is president and chief operating officer of Billups.