Mad Women, Part 2


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Women work nearly half of all advertising jobs, but the industry remains rife with sexism. Cristen and Caroline spotlight the institutional discrimination, harassment and culture that continue to complicate the ad business' relationship with women and people of color.

Episode Sources:

"Where are all the women creative directors?" http://www.fastcompany.com/3006255/where-are-all-women-creative-directors

"Mad women? Why women walk away from advertising" http://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/industry-news/marketing/mad-women-why-women-walk-away-from-advertising/article9484009/

"A candid conversation with 5 women leaders of advertising and media" http://www.adweek.com/news/advertising-branding/candid-conversation-5-women-leaders-advertising-and-media-156576

"Ad industry hits 'inflection point' on women. Now what?" http://adage.com/article/special-report-women-to-watch/ad-industry-hits-inflection-point-women/304210/

"For women in advertising, it's still a 'Mad Men' world" http://www.nytimes.com/2016/05/02/business/media/for-women-in-advertising-its-still-a-mad-men-world.html

"More than 50% of women in advertising have faced sexual harassment, says 4A's study" https://www.aaaa.org/50-women-advertising-faced-sexual-harassmment-says-4as-study/

"Saatchi & Saatchi chairman Kevin Roberts thinks the gender diversity in advertising debate is 'over'" http://www.businessinsider.com/kevin-roberts-on-women-in-leadership-roles-2016-7

"Women in advertising, particularly white women, are still doing far better than others" http://www.forbes.com/sites/avidan/2016/03/28/women-in-advertising-particularly-white-women-are-still-doing-far-better-than-others/#72bafa374336

"Mad Men and invisible women: how the advertising industry failed to move on" https://www.theguardian.com/global/2016/jun/25/mad-men-and-invisible-women-how-the-advertising-industry-failed-to-move-on

"Ranked: The 30 most creative women in advertising" http://www.businessinsider.com/most-creative-women-in-advertising-2016-3

"Advertising career possibilities" http://www.aef.com/industry/careers/9000

"Campbell Ewald's CEO has been fired amid fallout over a staffer's racist email" http://www.adweek.com/news/advertising-branding/campbell-ewalds-ceo-has-been-fired-amid-fallout-over-staffers-racist-email-169291

"Sorry state of diversity in advertising is also a culture problem" http://adage.com/article/news/lack-diversity-advertising-hiring/148565/

"Five facts that show how the advertising industry fails women" https://www.theguardian.com/women-in-leadership/2016/feb/03/how-advertising-industry-fails-women

"Vonk and Kestin launch training consultancy" http://www.adweek.com/news/advertising-branding/vonk-and-kestin-launch-training-consultancy-134947

"RAPP CEO, accused of 'destructive' behavior in lawsuit, resigns" http://www.adweek.com/news/advertising-branding/rapp-ceo-accused-destructive-behavior-lawsuit-resigns-172302"

"Are agencies finally ready to confront the 'rot at the top of the industry'?" http://www.adweek.com/news/advertising-branding/are-agencies-finally-ready-confront-rot-top-industry-172793