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Managing Director, Comms8
Chinese marketing and media landscape | Inclusivity | Political correctness in Chinese marketing
Carol Chan is the Founder of Comms8, an award-winning marketing agency specialised in bridging global brands with Asian and Chinese audience. She was one of the first women from Hong Kong establishing an independent marketing agency in the UK. She is dedicated to improving gender equality and career opportunities for every woman in the marketing and communication industry. Throughout. Carol was proudly shortlisted in 2022 Campaign’s Women Leading Change Awards for Asia-Pacific and 2023 The Campaign Female Frontier Awards.
Founder & CEO, POCC
Anti-racism | Black women | Colonialism | Culture and community | Empire | Gender and intersectionality | Racism
An award winning Executive Producer in film and advertising, and Founder and CEO of Pocc - a community and organisation accelerating equality for ethnically diverse people in the creative industries. Pitch Magazine's Superwoman, featuring on the front cover, and Campaign Magazine's Top 10 Trailblazers creating change in the creative industry. Contributor to the bestseller Millenial Black - a book which provides a roadmap for young Black Women in the workplace. And Academic, currently at LSE, researching the way 'Empire' still impacts society today.
CEO & Founder, Representation
DEI | disability | Inclusive Leadership
Sam is a cross-sectoral EDI consultant (clients include Lloyd's of London, England & Wales Cricket Board, RPC Law) and speaker (PwC, Barclays, comparethemarket.com, 10 Downing Street, Global Festival of Media etc). Sam has been a leading thinker and change-maker in the EDI space for 13 years so it's no surprise that it eventually superceded her original career as a Chief Marketing Officer (Omnicom, ITV, Time Inc).
Portfolio Board Director
Brand | DEI | Leadership
One of very few individuals to have held senior roles in advertising, media and brand owners and currently on 5 boards as a Trustee and paid NED. Author of best-selling book, The Brand Book and regular speaking engagements through JLA.
Director, Client Strategy and Planning, ITV
Creativity | gender equality | TV
Kate has 25 years experience of creating award winning ads for brands as diverse as BT, NatWest, the British Heart Foundation and Public Health England. As WACL President, she championed an agenda of 'leading for change', in particular, new models of leadership and flexible working. Kate is a frequent speaker/trainer for industry bodies including APG, IPA and the Advertising Association.
Director of Global Customer Marketing, Meta
advertising | DEI | social media
Carrie is the head of business marketing for Meta in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Her team of over 100 is responsible for marketing to companies that advertise on Meta’s platforms – from neighbourhood shops to startups to multinationals. Prior to this, Carrie was Vice President of Global Media, Categories and Partnerships at Unilever. "
Founder and Lead Strategist, Brand by Me
Anti-racism | Brand strategy | DEI
Collette Philip runs award-winning brand and strategy consultancy, Brand By Me. Brand by Me help organisations harness the power of brand strategy to embed anti-racism, drive equity and tackle injustice. Collette is also a celebrated writer and speaker having featured in Third Sector, Campaign, Forbes and on BBC Radio 4. Her business, Brand by Me was named a “Small Business of 2021” by Lloyds Bank and The Times.
Co-Founder and CEO, Curve
Creativity | innovation | Leadership | sustainability
Lizzie is Co-Founder and CEO of Curve, a creative leadership company working with senior leaders to create more humane organisations based on communication, collaboration and trust. Clients include Accenture, Publicis Groupe, the United Nations University, Bang & Olufsen and the Greater London Authority. She was previously Head of Innovation at Digitas, following an agency-side career between London and New York spanning brand, digital, creative strategy and service design. She's a former TEDx speaker and author of the Amazon best-selling book Closer Apart: Designing and Delivering Brilliant Workshops Online.
Creative Culture, Founder and CEO
Culture and community | Inclusivity
Melanie has built a career on challenging the status quo of internationalisation and traditional models to offer a much more effective and qualitative approach by bringing local cultures back to the fore to feed globally-led initiatives. A proud award winner of the 2021 Female Frontier’s Championing Change category, Melanie is an active champion of DEI "
Co-Founder and Managing Partner, Verity London
Employee engagement | ESG | sustainability
Debra Sobel is an experienced strategic communications consultant and specialist in Sustainability, co-founding and leading her Strategy & Communications Agency for Responsible Business, since 2006. Debra and her team offer a unique combination of strategic advisory, high-impact communications and award-winning creative campaigns to help ambitions organisations authentically define their long term Responsible Business goals, tell their unique stories and drive positive change for people and planet.
Founder, Good Vibes Only Talent
Inclusivity | talent
Former sports and entertainment executive (Chief Communications Officer, Formula E; Managing Partner WeAreFearless), now founder of talent collective Good Vibes Only Talent. Passionate about inclusivity having campaigned in workplaces, industry and personally for over a decade.
Active International, Chief Operating Officer
Corporate culture | learning organisation
I am an experienced business leader and COO of an International Division covering 8 countries. I have responsibility and a passion for people, strategy and delivery. I am guided by a love of learning which has led to an MBA, Executive Coaching and accredited NLP Practitioner. I am a firm believer that great teams are build by great people, and if you have a strong culture you have a scalable business.
Co-founder My Menopause Centre
DEI | menopause | sustainability | womens health
Helen co-founded femtech start-up My Menopause Centre in 2021. Helen has held Chief Marketing Officer roles across the healthcare, beauty, broadcast, furniture and property sectors with Boots, the BBC, DFS and Countrywide respectively. Helen is also a NED of Allied Irish Banks, p.l.c, where she chairs the Sustainable Business Advisory Committee, and Travelodge, where she is the Board point person for ESG.
Author, 'No more menemies'
gender equality | men and gender equality | Representation
Author, leader, strategist and mentor. 'No more menemies' is about building a more gender-equal world where men don’t feel like the enemy. I'm driven by understanding all kinds of people - what really matters to them, why they behave as they do and how they express and share ideas & identities in any medium and across any platform. Continuously exploring and learning, to create maximum value for clients' business and for the customers their brands serve.
Writer, Portfolio Non Exec Director
flexible working | gender equality | Leadership
I am a writer, Board Trustee and CEO with 25 years’ experience in the UK creative industries.I sit on the Advisory Board of The Writer and was appointed a Trustee of Literacy Pirates in 2021 and Media Trust in 2022, having been made a Trustee of Doteveryone, the responsible technology think tank founded by Martha Lane Fox, in 2019. Previously I was the Group CEO of Sunshine, the London & Los Angeles-based brand and entertainment company, and the Managing Director of the creative agency, BBH. My expertise lies in the leadership of creative companies; primarily by fostering strong, creative cultures where difference and change are sources of creativity and growth. I'm committed to creating equity and equality for all.
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