What if the reason there aren't more females in creative departments, is because the women that are there have always been happy to be one of the boys?
That's one of the many good points that Colleen DeCourcy (ex-Organic CEO and current Socialistic CEO - who I had the priviledge of working with inbetween) made in DigiDay's Confessions of a Female Ad Exec a few weeks ago.
But the plot thickened when DeCourcy revealed her identity, and brought back this eye-opening,-but-not-at-all-surprising paragraph that was originally part of the piece:
There are, of course, crudely sexist moments. Here are two special quotes from my career that never fail to materialize when I close my eyes to fall asleep in whatever far-flung hotel I’m sleeping in tonight. “I like that necklace, I could choke you with it while I fuck you from behind,” I was told. After a none-too-pleased response came the capper from this guy: “You’re not offended are you?! We only say those things because we forget you’re not one of us. It’s a compliment!” Really.
And now, in response to the stories that DeCourcy got in response, she has made a home for the stories (which she says have come from minorities of all kinds).
So, got a confession of your own? Well, share it like your momma taught you.