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Intro

Every two years we assess the gender balance of our industry. So our 2017 data is compared to 2015 data. Overall the gender breakdown in agencies is industry is 52% female vs 48% male. However women only make up 20% at CEO/MD/Managing Partner level.

The positive news is this has risen by 7% since 2013. However across the pond, the equivalent figure in the UK IPA/Campaign 2017 survey is 27%. The UK industry target is 40% of women at this level in agencies by 2020.

There are other gendered areas. Account management is more female, creative departments more male.

There’s a rise in agencies proving maternity leave and paternity leave: 81% of all agencies provide paid maternity leave, a 12% increase.

9% of all employees are EU (non Irish) or international. No change since 2016.

Census 2017

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The higher women climb, the more imbalanced things become.

Although women make up 52% of our industry, they only represent 20% of CEO/MD/Managing Partners. In 2015 that figure was 18%, and in 2013 it was 13%, so things are (very slowly) getting better.

Breakdown by Gender

Board Representation

By Department & Nationality

Census 2017

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Positive changes continue for expectant parents.

Since last year, there’s been a 12% increase in agencies paying maternity leave, and a 12% increase in agencies paying paternity leave.

Maternity Leave

Paternity Leave