Cindy Gallop Kicking Ass for Women and Diversity

Adage published an extensive piece on Cindy Gallop (today?). She is a force of nature.

Cindy Gallop is a communicator, an extraordinarily compelling and direct communicator, who’s got a very clear message for the mostly white men sitting atop the advertising industry and overseeing the majority of creative departments: You need to start listening to people other than other white men if you want to own the future.

I saw Cindy speak at SXSW a few years back. She was brutal in her frankness, easily the funniest speaker there, and was fully in-control of a very, very large room. It’s good to see someone so talented fighting for what is good and right in the world.

Also, I’d be remiss if I didn’t link to Heidi Hackemer’s Medium post about her experiences in the industry as a woman. She has inspired me for years with her thinking about life and strategy and motoing a moto around the country. It blows my mind that she’s had to put up with this shit. She is brilliant.