Originally published: August 8, 2016
- Sexism runs rampant in the ad agency world, according to many women in the industry who spoke with The Guardian, some on condition of anonymity.
- The report, which details personal experiences of sexism and misogyny, comes in the aftermath of now-resigned Saatchi & Saatchi Chairman Kevin Roberts' comments on gender diversity in the agency world.
- In his comments, Roberts declared the debate over gender discrimination in the advertising world to be "over." Kat Gordon, founder of the 3% Conference, which advocates for female talent and leadership at ad agencies, told the Guardian: “What made my blood boil was for him to speak on behalf of a demographic to which he doesn’t belong. To declare something solved when it doesn’t impact him personally was really regrettable.”