We are Omniwomen UK + Allies

Part of Omnicom UK (one of the world’s leading marketing and advertising Groups), we play a vital role in helping our organisation increase the number, seniority and influence of women in its leadership roles, alongside our Omniwomen counterparts across the globe.

Celebrating our fifth birthday this year, Omniwomen UK + Allies has reached thousands of women, male leaders and allies from Omnicom UK agencies to date, and we are incredibly proud of the progress we have already made in getting more women into senior roles – 48% of Omnicom’s senior leadership is now female.

But there is still more to be done. We believe that inclusion and diversity lead to greater business success, and that female leaders do not have to conform to stereotypes. We need to change the narrative, and show that there are as many stories of leadership as there are women.

So, this year, Omniwomen UK + Allies is making a commitment to enable women from all backgrounds to fulfil their potential. That’s why our 2019 programme focuses on supporting and celebrating diverse paths to leadership – celebrating diverse women who have got to the top and helping others get there too, and helping all women understand how they can achieve diverse leadership roles.

What’s happening in 2019?

This year’s events – designed exclusively for employees of Omnicom UK – will bring future female leaders together in an open and supportive environment to meet, learn and share ideas and experiences.

Our flagship event – the Omniwomen UK + Allies Leadership Summit – takes place on 8th March on International Women’s Day. Around 300 attendees within the Omnicom UK network will gather for a truly inspirational day of talks, workshops, discussion and reflection. With speakers including disability inclusion activist Dr Caroline Casey, Ruth Hunt of Stonewall and Creative Equals’ founder Ali Hanan, our Summit will champion inspirational and diverse leaders.

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The Omniwomen UK + Allies Leadership Summit will be followed by a series of smaller Omniwomen UK + Allies Basecamp events throughout the year. Basecamps will be practical workshops that offer specific guidance and training on how to overcome challenges of diversity in getting to leadership positions, and help women identify the diverse types of leadership roles available to them.

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Highlights from this year’s event