Women in advertising: ceiling cracked, not broken
Women tend to dominate in operational and relationship-based positions such as account and project management, progressing to MD level — but from there few make it to the top table and the current crop of old boys is much more closed to giving them entry than before
The 25th birthday of a 90% women-owned advertising agency provides an opportunity to ask how cracked the glass ceiling is in a traditionally male-dominated sector, and if the old boy network still exists. New research suggests gender parity is largely being achieved, but still not at the highest industry levels.
According to a survey by SheSays, a global network for women in the ad industry, there are more women than male MDs, but many more male creative directors...
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