Eighteen WPP leaders recognized for championing gender diversity in the workplace
Eighteen leaders across WPP have been honoured in the HERoes Women Role Model Lists 2020 for championing women in business and driving change for gender diversity in the workplace.
Supported by Yahoo Finance, the three global lists celebrate female executives who are role models and driving change to increase gender diversity at work, future leaders who are making a significant contribution to gender diversity, and senior leader advocates who are dedicated to creating a more diverse and inclusive business environment for women.
WPP Health Practice’s International CEO Claire Gillis, MediaCom’s Chief Transformation Officer Sue Unerman, Kantar’s Profiles Division Global CEO Caroline Frankum, Wunderman Thompson Argentina’s CEO Victoria Cole, WPP Country Manager for Turkey and GroupM’s EMEA CEO Demet İkiler, WPP’s Chief People Officer Jacqui Canney and Geometry’s Global CEO Beth Ann Kaminkow were all included in the HERoes 100 Women Executives List.
In addition, 10 women were included in the 100 Women Future Leaders List: Michelle Morgan, Associate Director at Mindshare; Paola Maffezzoni, Head of Marketing & Communications, Italy at GroupM; Preeti Mascarenhas, Head of Product & Strategy at Mindshare; Shelina Janmohamed, Vice President, Islamic Marketing at Ogilvy; Christina Mallon, Inclusive Design Lead at Wunderman Thompson; Suki Heather, Creative Director at AKQA; Kai Lawson, Global Director of Community Engagement at WPP; Brenda Hudson, EMEA Commercial Finance Manager at GroupM; Mamaa Duker, Business Development Manager at WPP; and Kristin Parris, Senior Manager, Talent Development at Essence.
For the third year running, WPP CEO Mark Read features in the HERoes 50 Advocates List as a champion of female talent in the workplace. Under Mark’s leadership, WPP made culture a cornerstone of its strategy for growth and has continued its focus to build an ever-more inclusive and diverse organisation.
Since 2018 when Mark became CEO, the proportion of women on WPP’s Board has increased from 33 per cent to 50 per cent today, while at a senior manager level, women now make up 50 per cent of the total. In both 2019 and 2020, WPP was named in the Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index as an industry leader committed to transparency in gender reporting and advancing women’s equality.
Mark Read, CEO, WPP: “Our ability to create great work for clients is powered by our diversity of thought, ideas and perspectives. What makes WPP special is its people, and as we continue to focus on increasing representation of women in leadership roles across WPP, I’m proud that so many of our female leaders have been recognised in the HERoes Women Role Model Lists.”