We were reviewing AdAge's Women to Watch 2006 and we were struck by the fact that there's apparently no Black or Hispanic female ad execs worth watching this year. Out of a list of 26 women that AdAge's editors deemed worthy, there's not one darker than a pale shade of maple on the entire list. Are you kidding me? Considering the explosion that has taken place in multi-cultural advertising, there's not one sister or hispister (Hispanic-sister) worth listing and watching? We're not claiming that AdAge is racists, but rather lazy. If there wasn't an obvious candidate for the list, they should have worked harder, researched deeper and found a not so obvious one.
There was one person on the list that we thought might have had some soul power in her blood, but it ends up she is just an Italian woman back from the beaches of Miami roughing it at the Clios.
psst....There weren't any sister's in last year's list either. And we wonder why we can't attract more minority talent to our industry. Who the hell are they supposed to identify with?