New Cannes Award Honors Creative Work That Shatters Gender Bias

It’s time for a Glass Lion

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Industry activist Cindy Gallop said she is shocked over her selection as jury president for the new Cannes Glass Lion award, considering she's been a bit of a thorn in its paw. The former advertising exec got to know the Lions Festival director of brand strategy, Senta Slingerland, last year after taking to Twitter to criticize the awards' lack of female representation on its juries.

Turns out Slingerland shared many of Gallop's concerns about the ad industry's male-dominated creative ranks and the Lions exec was already thinking of ways to elevate women through Cannes involvement and initiatives.

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