Madonna Badger References More Than 15 Women’s Movements in a Stirring Appeal to the Ad Industry

While wearing black and presenting award to #BloodNormal


CANNES, France—Madonna Badger stepped on stage wearing black at the Cannes Lions closing awards show Friday night and delivered a stirring speech that summed up several recent movements to lift up women in an industry and world that has often held them back.

“Yes, she is equal, and yes we are definitely women not objects,” she told an audience that included the the globe’s most successful advertising professionals. “In the Glass Lion Jury, we stand by tough moms, we are a force of nature, and in our dress of respect, we need a man like you to end the rape tax.

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