“Gender equality in the workplace is decades away” says Sheryl Sandberg at Cannes


Facebook chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg believes that gender equality in the work place remains decades away, she told an audience at the Cannes Lions Festival.

“We are decades away from having half this audience made up of women as only 3% of creative directors are women,” she said.

Sandberg believes that by changing the way the industry thinks about marketing to women, then cultural change will follow.

“Any boy or any girl should believe they can do anything because they have seen it [in marketing].

“We are three decades past women getting 50% of college degrees but still men have 94% of top CEO jobs.”

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