It’s not just John Travolta.
Seems Sir Martin Sorrell has apologized after the ever-reliable Page Six reported on his inability to remember a female colleague’s name at an event honoring various British advertising people.
We aren’t really familiar with the St. George’s Society of New York, but apparently America’s biggest British charity held a gala the weekend before last to honor Sorrell, British Consul-General Danny Lopez and historian Amanda Foreman, who created last year’s “The Ascent of Women” series for the BBC.
Seems that Sir Martin referred to her as “Angela” after giving “a long-winded speech” in which he congratulated himself along with the other two honorees and led Foreman to make this crack on the Twitter:
My congratulations to … #whatshername. Any other women out there with similar horror stories? #everydaysexismpic.twitter.com/VZ382EJWMA
— Amanda Foreman (@DrAmandaForeman) May 4, 2016
According to both Page Six and the London Times, Sorrell was a bit preoccupied with arguments over the size of his pay package and the news that WPP will soon begin looking for his replacement.
He also reached out to Foreman to apologize, which is a lot more than we can say for certain executives. Behind this paywall, she says she doesn’t hold a grudge.[Image via Reuters/The Telegraph]