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Chapter Initiatives – Spring 2020
Omniwomen Chicago hosted a series of virtual events throughout the month of April. The events included “mOmniwomen”, book clubs and happy hours. “mOmniwomen” unpacked a popular topic today: Working moms. The chapter held a call to discuss the struggles mothers face as they try to find a healthy work/life balance during COVID-19.
Omniwomen Milwaukee launched two Spring initiatives. The first was their “Silver Linings in the Wake of Crisis Chats” to explore questions like how COVID-19 has changed our lives; what impact it might have on a local and global scale; how business practices will evolve; how this is affecting people individually; and how we would like to see the world heal. The chapter’s second initiative, Spring GLOW-UP (GLOW stands for Growth, Leadership & Opportunities for Women), took place throughout the month of May and encouraged young women to meet mentors and build relationships.
Omniwomen New York launched a virtual Omniwomen NY community using Microsoft Teams. The chapter decided it would be helpful to create a Team for women to ask questions, share news, provide support and more. The group has various channels including leadership, parenting and mental health/wellness. The New York chapter also continues to host #IamRemarkable sessions. #IamRemarkable is a Google initiative empowering women and underrepresented groups to celebrate their achievements in work and beyond.
Omniwomen San Francisco recently launched “The Mentoring Circle”, a series of virtual sessions hosted by OMC mentors. The chapter sent out a survey to gather feedback as to what people would like to discuss in the future during these mentoring sessions. Results from the survey can be found on Omniwomen SF’s LinkedIn page.
Omniwomen China spotlighted various women and men on their social channels to emphasize that we are all equal and the same under these difficult times. The chapter looked to reinforce the message that we need to take care of each other and give a little bit extra during this time. “To respect every dream, to give equal opportunities and rewards, is to respect ourselves. If we can face this head on, that’s when we find out how strong we are together” – Suki Zhao, SVP, FleishmanHillard.
Omniwomen UK + Allies Leadership Summit – March 8, 2019
For the fifth consecutive year, Omniwomen UK + Allies geared up for its annual Leadership Summit on International Women’s Day. This year’s theme was ‘Supporting Diverse Paths to Leadership’ to celebrate and enable women from all backgrounds to fulfill their potential.
Around 300 Omniwomen UK delegates enjoyed a day of workshops, discussions and reflection along with talks from inspirational and diverse speakers. The speakers included disability inclusion activist Dr Caroline Casey, Ruth Hunt of Stonewall and Sophie Walker – former leader of the UK Women’s Equality Party. Read more about the Omniwomen UK + Allies Leadership Summit at www.omniwomenuk.com/.
Omniwomen Dallas Launch Event – March 7, 2019
Omniwomen Dallas launched with a packed room of women representing Omnicom agencies from all over Dallas. In 2019, Omniwomen Dallas will be supporting High Tech High Heels, an organization that funds programs to help young girls get interested in science and math, and eventually maximize the number of girls majoring in STEM fields in college. A group of young women from The Hockaday School in Dallas brought their award winning projects and showed off their innovative solutions to problems that astronauts experience in space, as well as their incredible robots. The day was extraordinary, celebrating and supporting the launch of Omniwomen Dallas and IWD.
International Women’s Day 2019 – March 8, 2019
On International Women’s Day, Omniwomen around the world came together to celebrate the professional and personal achievements of women within the Omnicom family and reflect on progress made. This year’s theme, #BalanceforBetter, encouraged women to think about what balance means in their lives, both personally and professionally. Internationally, Omniwomen chapters raised money for female charities, invited guest speakers to discuss the importance of IWD, hosted networking events and much more.
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