Breaking Barriers: Women in Marketing and Business 

Gone are the days of Don Draper and Mad Men. Women are leading the charge in the fast-paced world of marketing, and we couldn’t be more excited about it. Throughout this blog, we are getting into the nitty-gritty of all things women in marketing.  

A Strong Presence: Women in Marketing  

Here at Red Egg Marketing, we’re proud to boast a team where 5 out of 9 team members are women. This reflects a wider industry trend – according to studies, women hold a remarkable 60% of marketing jobs in North America. This statistic highlights the significant contributions women make to the marketing landscape. 

However, despite this impressive growth, challenges remain. Research indicates that women are more likely to occupy junior roles, while men tend to hold senior positions and earn higher salaries. Marketing Week reports that female marketers are paid an average of 12.6% less than their male counterparts. 

Women in Digital Marketing: The New Frontier  

According to Forbes, women make up almost half of all digital marketers! It just goes to show that the future of women in marketing and digital marketing is going to continue to grow.  

The world of digital marketing is a fast-paced and ever-changing one. Here, women are proving themselves to be natural leaders, adept at navigating the complexities of online marketing channels and platforms. 

Women are Excelling Across the Marketing Spectrum 

The influence of women in marketing isn’t limited to specific areas. They are making significant contributions across the entire marketing spectrum, from the technical aspects of SEO and web development to the creative realms of graphic design and content marketing. 

In the ever-evolving world of SEO (Search Engine Optimization), women are strategic thinkers, adept at optimizing websites for search engines and driving organic traffic. Web development is no longer an exclusive domain. Women are increasingly involved in the technical aspects of building and maintaining websites. 

The world of graphic design is seeing a surge of talented women. Their creativity and ability to translate complex ideas into visually stunning graphics are instrumental in crafting a brand’s identity and engaging target audiences.  

Content marketing thrives on the power of storytelling, and females excel in this arena. Their ability to connect with audiences on an emotional level and craft compelling narratives is key to creating content that resonates and drives engagement. Whether it’s writing blog posts, managing social media content, or developing email marketing campaigns, women are at the forefront of content creation in today’s marketing landscape. 

This is just a glimpse into the diverse ways women are making their mark across the marketing spectrum. Their expertise, combined with their unique perspectives and skillsets, is propelling the industry forward and shaping the future of marketing.   


The average American woman is expected to earn more than the average American male by 2028.

Shattering the Glass Ceiling 

The good news is that change is underway. Here are some key trends driving the rise of women in marketing and business leadership: 

  • Increased awareness of gender bias: Open discussions about unconscious bias and the importance of diversity and inclusion are paving the way for a more equitable playing field. 
  • Mentorship and Sponsorship Programs: Programs that connect women with experienced mentors and sponsors are crucial for career development and advancement. 
  • Skills and Experience: Women are bringing a strong skill set and valuable experience to the table, excelling in areas like strategic thinking, data analysis, and creative storytelling – all essential for success in today’s marketing landscape. 
  • Rise of female entrepreneurs: More and more women are launching their own businesses, gaining valuable leadership experience, and creating opportunities for others. 

10 Facts About Women in Marketing and Business 

  1. Women of color make up 10% of S&P 500 board directors. SpencerStuart  
  1. U.S. women earned about $0.82 for every dollar a man earned, as of 2022 data. Pew Research Center  
  1. Just under 47% of workers in the United States are women. US Bureau of Labor Statistics  
  1. Women account for 52% of all management-related U.S. occupations in 2021. US Bureau of Labor Statistics  
  1. For every 100 men promoted from entry-level to manager in 2023, 87 women were promoted. McKinsey & Company  
  1. Women have created about half of all new businesses for the third year in a row since the COVID-19 pandemic. US Senate Committee 
  1. The Department of Labor projects that women aged 25 to 54 will add about 2.9 million more workers to the workforce over the next eight years. Department of Labor  
  1. In the age of automation, it’s estimated that 7% to 24% of women currently employed worldwide may need to transition across occupations. McKinsey Global Institute 
  1. If female labor market participation in the U.S. grew to the levels seen in other developed economies, the economy could receive a $1 trillion boost over the next 10 years. US Senate Committee  
  1. Women own almost 10 million businesses in the U.S. US Bureau of Labor Statistics  
graphic of black woman punching through a glass ceilings

Women in Marketing is the Future  

While progress has been made, there’s still work to do. By actively promoting diversity and inclusion, fostering a supportive environment, and recognizing the immense talent women in marketing bring to the table, we can build a future where gender equality in marketing and business leadership is the norm. 

Here at Red Egg Marketing, we’re committed to being part of the solution. We actively support and empower women in our marketing agency and advocate for equal opportunities in the marketing industry as a whole. 

Championing Change Together  

The rise of women in marketing is a powerful testament to their talent, dedication, and innovative spirit. By acknowledging the challenges that persist and actively working towards solutions, we can create a future where the marketing landscape reflects true diversity and equality. Contact Red Egg for an inclusive and female-led marketing team today.

Morgan Barnhardt

Morgan is one of Red Egg's SEO experts! Leveraging her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing, she has been optimizing websites for search engines since 2018. Morgan's experience spans across diverse industries, allowing her to tailor effective SEO strategies for a wide range of clients.