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Chief Client Officer & Partner at Creature London
Authenticity | Corporate culture | Creativity | Representation
I've spent almost two decades driving business transformation, campaigns and results for clients including global brands, renowned charities, and disruptive social enterprises. Special interest subject for me are around representation, being who you say you are and finding a way to lead with creativity. Shortlisted for Future is Female awards 2022, Pitch 100 winner and some others I've forgotten!
Founder and Casting Director at Looks Like Me
Leadership | Representation
Selma is founder and Casting Director of Looks Like Me, which raises the profile of underrepresented people featured in mainstream content. Selma, also co-founded The So White Project – an initiative to reverse the lack of diversity in commercial photography. To date Looks Like Me has worked with businesses as diverse as LEGO, Nickelodeon, Tesco, George Asda, Dove, Google and Grammy award winning video Brown Skin Girl video by Beyonce. Selma is a board member of Punchdrunk Enrichment, creating transformational theatre for education, community, and family audiences.
Chief Operating Officer, Wavemaker UK
Authenticity | mental health
Katie is an experienced leader with a breadth of experience across a diverse range of advertising and media businesses. She is currently COO of Wavemaker. Before this, she was CEO of ad agency Lucky Generals and CEO of Clementine, a hypnotherapy app for women, where she scaled the business post-seed funding.Katie is a passionate advocate for diversity and focuses on creating open, inclusive and sustainable working environments. "
Corporate culture | inclusive leaderhip | Thriving organisations
Nadya is co-founder and partner of award-winning, culture change business Utopia and also co-founded Millennial Mentoring - an initiative to link leaders with aspirational talent so they could benefit from diversity’s wisdom. The Great British Diversity Experiment - a social experiment to prove once and for all the link between creativity and diversity. And The So White Project - an initiative to reverse the lack of diversity in commercial photography. Nadya is a contributing author of Creative Superpowers and is also on the advisory board of the London Philharmonic Orchestra.
DEI | Leadership | media | Representation | social inclusion
I'm an experienced media practitioner, spending over 20 years in the advertising world. I still relish finding new ways to modernise the fundamentals and apply them in a disruptive, dynamic way. I've worked across most sectors; from automotive and pharmaceutical, to entertainment, luxury and FMCG, each with its unique challenges but similar in their quest for innovation. I'm passionate about media and even more passionate about driving brands and nurturing talent. I'm also heavily involved in the wider industry through WACL, mentoring and regularly judging awards.
Consumer trends | media
I have worked in media and full service advertising for the past 32 years. I joined VCCP in 2015 to develop the media offering within the VCCP partnership. I love being back in an integrated agency working on brands that form the fabric of British life. My passion is helping businesses grow by bringing consumers to life and identifying where to connect with them in media so that communications investment has the biggest impact on the business.
CEO, Quiet Storm
advertising | DEI | marketing | Representation
Rania is CEO of Quiet Storm and current President of WACL.She is a passionate exponent of empowering women in the workplace and a diversity champion. In 2020 she relaunched Create Not Hate, Quiet Storm's initiative to get under-represented young people into the creative industries by unlocking their creative potential to tackle social issues that they live with every day. Rania is an active participant in DEI initiatives, a regular commentator on BBC Radio and features in the IPA’s 2022 iList, was listed in Campaign’s Top 3 Trailblazers of 2021, is a member of the Alliance, and is on AdAge’s Leading Women list of 2021.
CEO and Co-founder, Aurora Agency
bravery | metaverse | social inclusion
Dawn is the Co-Founder and CEO of global creative experience agency Aurora – an agency designed for the metaverse generation. She was VP Marketing at Universal Pictures and UK Marketing Director at Nintendo UK. An active and regular commentator on the marketing industry, Dawn has published articles in The Drum, Campaign and Marketing Week and is a regular keynote speaker and panellist at leading global marketing and business events. She guest lectures on strategic marketing at the University of Liverpool. "
Creativity | Inclusivity | Leadership | Resilience
A commercial & creative leader, with twenty years of managing, leading and coaching in the creative, media and tech industries. Jo's passion is for unlocking emotionally intelligent & successful leadership, building effective teams, and growing healthier organisations & business practice. Jo is a regular speaker and contributor for the IPA, Google Digital Transformation and Digital Academy, Bloom, Help for Heroes and Creative Equals
CEO, Wunderman Thompson
inclusive leaderhip | innovation | Leadership | Transformation | Wellbeing
Pip is the CEO of Wunderman Thompson U and Chair of the IPA Effectiveness Leadership Group and a member of the WPP Advisory Board for Women, Stella. Pip has been named in the Campaign A List, Pitch Fanzine’s Superwomen List, Creativepool’s Top 100 Influencers, Campaign’s Female Frontiers list and one of 50 women globally to be named as AdAge’s Leading Women for 2022.
NED Air France, F&C Investment Trust, CT Automotive, Haffner Energy, AIC
DEI | Future boardroom competencies | NED
Francesca is a Portfolio Non-Executive Director with expertise in Marketing and 30+ years’ experience in directing in both blue-chip companies and start-ups in the Digital / Retail / FMCG / Leisure Travel industries and works as a Mentor to several digital entrepreneurs and senior executives. Francesca is passionate about all matters relating to women in the workplace and gender equality.
Chief Executive; Exley Hervey Executive Search
Executive search | fundraising | NED | recruitment
A business leader with first class global brand marketing credentials. Deep knowledge of the luxury sector with experience across categories including accessories, apparel, footwear, high-end jewellery/watches and the arts. Exceptionally well connected at the highest level in global prestige brands and high quality cultural institutions. A compelling communicator who wins respect for proposals underpinned by sound commercial acumen
CEO, Publicis Media UK
advertising | flexible working | inclusive leaderhip | media
As CEO of Publicis Media UK, Sue leads 1800 people across its £1bn+ billings operation which includes media agencies Spark Foundry, Starcom and Zenith She is a passionate advocate of gender equality and has championed a number of initiatives to empower women in the workplace, including rolling out flexible working, which has resulted in a 50/50 board and women leading both Publicis Media's Starcom and Zenith as CEO. Sue has also committed to a range of broader diversity programmes and introduced a successful apprenticeship scheme in 2018 which has since welcomed over 100 truly diverse non-graduates into the business. Sue was named ‘CEO of the Year’ by Management Today in 2021, one of ‘Europe’s Leading Women’ by AdAge in 2021, and was named in the Evening Standard’s Progress 1000 list in 2019 as one of ‘London’s Most Influential People’.
Culture and community | Inclusivity | Leadership | Team-building
Lianre is CEO at Codec, a cultural intelligence platform and a award-winning digital marketer, who is passionate about technology, culture, communities and their impact on brands. She is passionate about talent development, DE&I and increasing team happiness and performance.She is a proud mentor for the She Says ‘Who’s Your Momma’ program.
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