Gender Equality

Jul 11, 2024

My experience in Cannes underlined why men must speak up and take action against harassment

After experiencing sexual harassment at this year's Cannes Lions festival, Dagmar Bennett explains why men should be leading the fight against such behaviour.

Jul 8, 2024

Agency Report Cards 2023: We grade 31 APAC networks

Campaign Asia-Pacific presents its 21st annual evaluation of APAC agency networks based on their 2023 business performance, innovation, creative output, awards, action on DEI and sustainability, and leadership.

Jul 4, 2024

Not why, but how: Forsman & Bodenfors’ mission to bring pay equity to our industry

The agency's head of people operations and global CEO share their path to Fair Pay Workplace Certification and explain its benefits to help others in the industry follow suit.

Jun 21, 2024

How I came out in the workplace

Every LGBTQ+ person has their own choice, timing and path to recognise their sexual identity publicly. Here, the director of HR at DDB Sydney gives her perspective.

Jun 5, 2024

YouTube, Pinterest, Snap and WACL urge better representation of women in advertising

A number of new research projects indicate that women still do not feel accurately represented across the industry.

Jun 2, 2024

Defining ‘feminine’ leadership traits is toxic for everyone

Expecting different leadership styles from men and women limits leaders across the board.

May 28, 2024

65% of men call for better menstrual education campaigns: Everteen survey

The brand also released a short Hindi film based on real events, highlighting the need for normalising conversations about periods with men.

May 7, 2024

Richa Goswami on looking ‘beyond the transaction’ in financial-services marketing

The CMO at Fidelity delves into the role of a CMO in financial services, how a modern marketer should approach digital innovation for consumer-centricity, and successful strategies for talent retention.

May 3, 2024

How to fix the deprioritisation of DE&I

There’s much evidence that DE&I is moving down adland's agenda. But it doesn’t—and shouldn’t—have to be this way, says the chief executive of The Unmistakables.

Apr 22, 2024

Why McCann’s global chief creative wants more work from an ‘open kitchen’

Javier Campopiano’s success recipe calls for a collaborative culture where media channels and gender roles dissolve into each creative serving.

Apr 18, 2024

Women Leading Change 2024 shortlist revealed

See the women and companies shortlisted for the eighth annual awards. The winners will be announced at a live presentation on May14th at Marina Bay Sands.

Apr 9, 2024

Pay equity and transparency gaining momentum in Asia

In a region where legal mandates fall short, a survey across 13 Asian markets finds that 62% of organisations voluntarily scrutinise pay equity, indicating a growing commitment to fairness and transparency in compensation practices.

Mar 27, 2024

MysteryVibe’s sex toy billboard in NYC thrusts menopause into spotlight

Located in Midtown Manhattan, MysteryVibe’s ad will be run on a billboard for the next week as part of an effort to destigmatise post-menopausal sexual wellness.

Mar 26, 2024

Stop The Party and VML release tool to fix gendered language

MissType uses AI to analyse emails for typically male phrasing that is "authoritative" and "curt" and make suggestions for more effective direct and empathetic communications.

Mar 13, 2024

BBDO comms leaders on moving beyond DEI as a ‘corporate buzzword’

We wrap up our International Women’s Day 2024 coverage with insight from two China leaders at BBDO Asia who have plenty to share about defying gender-based stereotypes and misconceptions around female leadership.

Mar 13, 2024

You cannot 'inspire inclusion' without intersectionality

There appears an untapped opportunity for brands to understand and recognise the unique values, lived experiences, and causes of the communities they purport to engage with, argues Mutant’s Rebecca Lewis.

Mar 12, 2024

‘Women’s careers are an investment, not a sacrifice’: IPG leader MJ Kim

To commemorate International Women’s Day, we speak with the Korea CEO of IPG Mediabrands on the evolving role of the ‘working housewife’, why higher education is key, and a priceless lesson attained from Tom Cruise.

Mar 12, 2024

‘I don’t want to be the villain’: Dylan Mulvaney calls for brands to protect talent and celebrate trans joy

Nearly one year after facing hate for a partnership with Bud Light, the trans influencer discusses healing through humor and putting safety measures in place for diverse talent at SXSW.

Mar 11, 2024

Vineeta Singh on why 'Sugar Cosmetics is not just a beauty brand, it's a catalyst for change within the industry'

As a part of our extended International Women's Day coverage, Sugar Cosmetics' Vineeta Singh shares snippets of her entrepreneurial journey to date, as well as insights on why championing women's entrepreneurship and inclusivity in the beauty industry matters

Mar 11, 2024

'The lack of female leadership in Japan is undeniable': McCann's Ji Watson

As part of our International Women’s Day 2024 coverage, we speak to the CEO of McCann Worldgroup Japan who opens up about her sometimes-arduous journey to becoming a senior leader in a male-dominated market.