“Half a dozen global studies, conducted by the likes of Goldman Sachs and Columbia University, have found that companies employing women in large numbers outperform their competitors on every measure of profitability.” — The Atlantic
You may have heard about the controversy surrounding this image of Beyonce. It was distributed by Roberto Cavalli in a press release. Cavalli designed the above stage costume for the singer.
The controversy surrounds the freakish photoshopping that makes Beyonce look like a fashion sketch. And fashion sketches depict women as emaciated, elongated human clothes hangers whose only purpose is to make clothes look appealing.
Reportedly, Beyonce is not happy.
The whole thing reminded me of this anorexia-awareness ad campaign from Brazilian modeling agency, Star Models.
Some advertising agencies are making great strides by committing to racial diversity. Unfortunately, gender diversity in creative departments lags behind, especially at the management level. Read more in an article from Fast Company.
Don't even get me started on the ageism that's prevalent in the ad industry!