While the popular show revolves around Don Draper and seems like a boys’ club, the majority of the writing staff for the AMC program is female!
The women in the writers’ room give an edge to the storylines of Mad Men and give many of the female characters depth. There are also many female directors working on the show.
Unfortunately, women in the entertainment industry aren’t as common as men. For example, only 13% of the 8000 registered directors are women. Also, about 80% of all TV shows in the ‘07-’08 season had no female writers.