This ad reminds us of the double standards powerful women still face.


Why is it that men in charge are called ‘the boss’, but powerful women in charge are called ‘bossy’?

Why is it that men who are open about what they want are called ‘persuasive’, but women are called ‘pushy’?

And why is it that men who try to split time between their career and kids are called ‘dedicated’, but powerful women who do the same are called ‘selfish’?

These are questions that women ask themselves all the time. They’re nothing new. What is new, is seeing the message articulated so well in a mainstream commercial.

This Pantene commercial from the Philippines takes less than a minute to highlight the gaping double standards for men and women in the workplace.

It’s awesome:


Well played, Pantene. Well played.

Is this something that you experience in the workplace or at home? Share this with your friends to show your support for changing these outdated attitudes towards powerful women…