London, March 2020 – Omniwomen UK + Allies, a global initiative dedicated to increasing the number, seniority and influence of women across the Omnicom network, is set to host its sixth annual leadership summit on Tuesday 10th March. For the second year running, the group is proud to be working with Theirworld, a children’s charity committed to ending the global education crisis. With Sarah Brown (President of TheirWorld) in attendance, who will be interviewed by June Sarpong CBE (Advisory Board of Theirworld and British television personality), the event will be raising funds to support three refugee women living in Lebanon through a three-year MBA. This is part of Omnicom’s commitment to the UN Strategic Development Goal for Education.
In honour of this year’s International Women’s Day, the summit will invite 300 Omniwomen UK delegates to experience a day of workshops and discussions, where Omnicom’s future leaders can find inspiration and mentorship from those who are already in positions of leadership. It is an opportunity to hear the personal stories and perspectives of industry leaders, debate the big issues, and feel part of a powerful and supportive network.
At a time when our world is more connected than ever, leaders need to present a suite of emotionally intelligent characteristics not only to keep up, but to pioneer the future. That’s why the theme of this year’s Summit ‘New leadership in a hyper-connected world’, celebrates the positive stereotypes typically attributed to women and encourages all gender identities to embrace these qualities in a world that’s always-on.
With talks from Jacqueline de Rojas CBE – President of techUK, Chair of the Board of Digital Leaders; Siobhan Benita – Lib Dem 2020 Mayoral candidate, and Lotte Jeffs – author of ‘How To Be A Gentlewoman: The Art of Soft Power in Hard Times’, the Summit will explore new leadership qualities that will define our future industry such as empathy and respect, unveiling research carried out by Hall & Partners that explores the behaviours that the network considers most valuable.
This year’s Co-Chair’s Natalie Bell and Carolyn Stebbings said: “Throughout the network we are making great strides to help women achieve their full potential at work. To do this, it’s essential to foster an environment where women feel empowered to recognise their individual stereotypes as strengths and embrace new leadership qualities to excel in a hyper-connected world.”
Since the launch of Omniwomen UK in 2015, the initiative has reached thousands of women and their male allies from the Omnicom network and has made good progress in increasing female representation in senior management across Omnicom companies. To date, over half (55%) of the leadership roles across the Omnicom network are currently held by women. The network has also seen a 93% increase in female representation on the Management Board in the last 5-years, with a 7% increase from 2019. But not one to stagnate, Omniwomen UK + Allies are dedicated to enabling women from all backgrounds to fulfil their potential, which is why this year’s Summit encourages women to bring their stereotypes to work and embrace individual and diverse leadership qualities.
The Omniwomen UK + Allies Summit will take place from 08:15 – 18:30 on Tuesday 10th March 2020 at the London County Hall, Riverside Building. For more information and tickets, please visit: https://www.omnicomgroup.com/culture/diversity/omniwomen/
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About Omniwomen UK + Allies
Omniwomen UK + Allies is a global Omnicom initiative launched in 2014, committed to inspiring female leaders of the future and helping to increase the number, seniority and influence of women in Omnicom’s leadership roles.
Omniwomen UK + Allies’ Leadership Summit, held on or around International Women’s Day each year, provides a forum where Omnicom’s future female leaders can find inspiration and mentorship from those who are already in positions of leadership.
Omnicom Group Inc. (www.omnicomgroup.com) is a leading global marketing and corporate communications company. Omnicom’s branded networks and numerous specialty firms provide advertising, strategic media planning and buying, digital and interactive marketing, direct and promotional marketing, public relations, and other specialty communications services to over 5,000 clients in more than 100 countries.
Theirworld is an educational charity committed to ending the global education crisis. Founded in 2002 by Sarah Brown, Theirworld’s influence has grown while its very first project, the Jennifer Brown Research Laboratory at the University of Edinburgh, continues to this day.
In 2012, Theirworld became international in its outlook and scope, seeking to reach the most marginalised children and youth and give them the best start in life, a safe place to learn and the skills they need for the future of work.
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