Women & Diversity

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The 4A’s has long been a champion of gender equality and diversity in advertising. Our latest efforts include additional training opportunities, partnerships and a new series to help women and members of diverse groups extend their reach.

See It & Be It Series

New, though provoking content that promotes gender equality and diversity in advertising.

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Glass Ladder Series

Essential training examining the challenges and opportunities of the next generation of female leaders.

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The Face of Talent 2018 Report

In early August, the 4A’s hosted its eighth annual The Face of Talent, recognizing and celebrating a diverse group of aspiring advertising hopefuls from across the 4A’s diversity and inclusion initiatives, along with educators and agency leaders who advocate and champion diversity across the marketing communications industry. It marked the first time the weeklong series of events took place under the banner of the 4A’s Foundation, which recently brought together programs including the Multicultural Advertising Intern Program (MAIP) and its alumni association, the 4A’s scholarship & grant program, and its high school initiatives, including two New York City–based public high schools: the High School for Innovation in Advertising and Media (IAM) and the Manhattan Early College School for Advertising (MECA).

4A’s The Face of Talent Celebrates 45-Year Legacy of Fostering Diverse Talent for the Ad Industry, Recognizes Today’s Bright Stars and Champions

Marketing & Communications

On August 6-10, 2018, the 4A’s hosted its eighth annual The Face of Talent, recognizing and celebrating a diverse group of aspiring advertising hopefuls from across the 4A’s diversity and inclusion initiatives, along with educators and agency leaders who advocate and champion diversity across the marketing communications industry. It marked the first time the weeklong series of events took place under the banner of the 4A’s Foundation, which recently brought together programs including the Multicultural Advertising Intern Program (MAIP) and its alumni association, the 4A’s scholarship & grant program, and its high school initiatives, including two New York City–based public high schools: the High School for Innovation in Advertising and Media (IAM) and the Manhattan Early College School for Advertising (MECA).

4A’s, AAF, ANA and ARF Respond to U.S. Census Citizenship Question in Joint Statement

In a joint statement, the CEO’s of ANA, ARF, 4A’s and AAF expressed their opposition to a new question in the 2020 U.S. census that asks “is this person a citizen of the United States?”

The 4A’s Hosts Eighth Annual The Face of Talent Event

Marketing & Communications

Next month, the 4A’s will host its eighth annual The Face of Talent, a weeklong series of events celebrating and showcasing a vibrant and diverse pool of aspiring advertising hopefuls, bringing them together with agency leaders and their clients who advocate and champion diversity across the advertising and marketing communications industries.

Why Diversity of Talent is a Matter of Life and Death for Creative Agencies. And What to Do About It

Third Party Content

Susan Credle, Global Chief Creative Officer, FCB, shares what she’s doing to fill the diversity void in creative agencies in this Think with Google article. 

Summer Lovin’ Your Internship

4A's Member

Janet Northen, EVP, Director of Agency Communications at McKinney shares tips to summer interns helping them figure out what their internship can do for them. This summer, the agency will celebrate 20 years of “Mterns,” including the third recipient of the Joni Madison Diversity Scholarship, McKinney’s 10th MAIP intern, and first-ever army veteran Mtern.

The State of Gender Equality in the Media and Marketing Industry in Asia Pacific

Research Services

Campaign Asia-Pacific and Kantar share results of their investigation into gender equality and sexual harassment in the media and marketing industry across the Asia-Pacific region.

A Guide to Progressive Gender Portrayals in Advertising

Research Services

This report from the World Federation of Advertisers examines how women are portrayed in advertising and challenges marketers to stop producing stereotypical ads. The WFA encourages brands to use a more progressive portrayal of both sexes in ads, along with guidelines on how to accomplish this.

4A’s Accelerate 2018 Report

The 4A’s flagship conference, formerly known as Transformation, re-launched this spring as 4A’s Accelerate — a name that illustrates the speed of change required to thrive in today’s ever-changing marketplace.