After researching our client database a disturbing trend has
emerged; the boys are on top and it looks as though they are staying
Within the top 20s of the various agency types, only one advertising,
one design, one public relations, one sales promotion and one direct
marketing agency are currently run by women.
How has this happened when women outnumber men at account-handler
It seems that it falls to the women to juggle career and family more
than it does for men.
Although many female colleagues said they had not directly suffered from
prejudice, there was a strong feeling that it was experienced by
Lynda Gratton, my big sister and Professor of Human Resources at London
Business School, says that the glass ceiling still exists. ’Most
businesses are run by men for men. Will it change? I have my
I’m very much on the side of the girls here, but I think organisations
like Women in Marketing create barriers.
They set women out as being separate from men instead of encouraging
working together. But the problem has to be addressed.