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 sixth birthday this year, Omniwomen UK+Allies has reached thousands of women 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 – 50% of Omnicom’s senior leadership is now female.

But there is still more to be done. Shockingly, a report by *PWC has found that only 15% of employees in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) roles are female and only 5% of leadership positions are held by women. Sadly, it is one of the only sectors that has stagnated, or – worse – regressed in terms in of gender equality.

We believe that gender equality leads to greater business success and that leaders do not have to conform to stereotypes. We need to change the narrative and change these statistics.

So, this year, Omniwomen UK+Allies is making a commitment to enable women to fulfil their potential in digital and technology roles. That’s why our 2020 programme focuses on new leadership in a hyper-connected world. We will be discussing the characteristics of new leadership, challenging stereotypes and helping all women and allies understand how they can achieve leadership roles in a hyper-connected world.

What’s happening in 2020?

This year’s events – designed exclusively for Omnicom UK – will bring new and aspiring 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 – symbolically takes place on 10th March 2020 during International Women’s Week. Around 300 within the Omnicom UK network will gather for a truly inspirational day of talks, workshops, discussions and reflection. With speakers including Jacqueline de Rojas, CBE - President of techUK, Chair of the Board of Digital Leaders; Siobhan Benita - Lib Dem 2020 Mayoral candidate, and Sarah Brown – President of TheirWorld (the charity that Omnicom supports as part of our commitment to the UN Strategic Development Goal for Education), our summit will champion inspiration and diverse leaders in STEM roles.

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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 networking, mentoring of managing your life in a hyperconnected world.

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Highlights from last year’s event