Right The Ratio Summit
The advertising industry has a gender bias problem, and although there are countless women and allies working tirelessly to make a difference, if things don't move and evolve at the top, institutional change remains a long way away.
The One Club For Creativity’s Right The Ratio is a two-day summit aimed squarely at agency decision-makers, those with the authority within their walls to advance workplace equality and foster a more gender-balanced environment. Its mission is to share ideas, insights, and solutions that can then be acted upon, from the corner office all the way to the intern pool. With sessions led by highly respected business leaders, Right The Ratio aims to help you make the necessary adjustments and about-faces that will lead to a better workplace.
To keep the Summit gender-balanced, space is limited to 50 female-identifying and 50 male-identifying individuals who are agency leaders with an equal 50/50 representation of speakers.
When: January 23-24, 2020
Where: Convene - 605 3rd Avenue
The Right The Ratio Summit registration fee is $899 USD for members, and $999 for non-members, which includes all presentations and discussions, a welcome breakfast, networking lunches, and a cocktail reception.
Prospective attendees must register and be pre-screened before being allowed to purchase tickets.
Speakers - More To Be Announced Soon
9:15 - 10:00am
10:00 - 10:10am
10:10 am - 10:55 am
Susan Credle, Global CCO, FCB Global
Carter Murray, CEO, FCB Global
11:00 am - 11:45 am
Some Things I've Learned About How To Be A Man In A Woman’s World
Rob Schwartz, CEO, TBWA\Chiat\Day New York
James Brown once sang, “This is a Man’s World.” That was 1969. Oh, how times have changed. In 2019, it’s becoming a woman’s world. And it’s not easy for a dude to navigate. But fear not. Because for the last 25-plus years Rob learned a lot from the amazing women he's worked with. And in this intimate chat, Rob will share that knowledge. Who knows, it just might help us all get to a better, more equal world.
11:50 am - 12:35 pm
Ari Weiss, CCO, DDB Worldwide
Wendy Clark, CEO, DDB Worldwide
12:40 - 1:25 pm
1:30 - 2:25 pm
Janet Kestin, Co-Founder, SWIM
Mentoring is a major time suck. Only women should mentor women. Women need a single full--service mentor. Women are under-mentored. Women are over-mentored. The myths around mentoring are abundant, and happily, wrong. Former Ogilvy Toronto CCO and Swim co-founder, Janet Kestin, will share ways to build this practice into your agency---for women to grow and advance, and your company to get benefits like lower turnover, better performance, a richer pipeline, and good odds of landing on the Best Companies to Work For list.
2:30 - 3:15 pm
Keith Cartwright, Executive Creative Director, 72andSunny
Kelly Schoeffel, Executive Strategy Director, Partner, 72andSunny
3:20 - 4:05 pm
Paul Venables, Founder, Chairman, Venables Bell & Partners
Kate Jeffers, Managing Director, Venables Bell & Partners
We all recognize the value that having a diverse culture brings to our agencies and our work. And yet, there are real challenges related to building and sustaining a truly diverse team. How do we create inclusive agency teams and broaden the industry talent pool to reflect today’s society? It's not by obsessing over numbers and percentage quotas. The key is to create a culture and environment where exceptional, unique and diverse talent want to be and grow. Hear from VB&P Founder/Chairman Paul Venables and Partner/COO Kate Jeffers, on the 10 steps we can all take to build a culture where diversity and individuality thrive.
4:10 - 5:00 pm
5:00 - 6:00pm
9:15 - 10:00am
10:00 - 10:30am
10:30 am - 11:15 am
Monique Sample, Director of Talent Management, Wunderman Thompson New York
Sara Guizzo, SVP, Talent Acquisition, Wunderman Thompson NA
11:20 am - 12:05 pm
Tommy Means, Founder and CCO, Mekanism
The 1970’s was an explosive era for feminism and gender equality in American pop culture. Before there was an Internet, prime-time television emerged as a powerful medium to show the transfer of power to women from traditional nuclear family roles. As the son of two working entrepreneurs, Mekanism founder and chief creative officer Tommy Means was left alone in front of a TV after school for hours with sit-com heroines. In this provocative, funny, and participatory conversation, Tommy reveals how strong, funny women like Lucille Ball, Mary Tyler Moore, Alice and Major Margaret Houlihan can inform and influence how to navigate the transfer of gender power at creative companies.
12:10 pm - 12:55 pm
Jaime Robinson, Co-Founder, CCO, Joan Creative
Lisa Clunie, Co-Founder, CEO, Joan Creative
Advertising is an industry rooted in culture and authentic storytelling, which is why it's vital for agency leaders to embrace a diverse workforce. As a female-owned and led agency, diversity and inclusion are deeply rooted in JOAN's foundation. Hear how co-founders Lisa Clunie and Jaime Robinson are taking meaningful actions to bring brilliant thinkers from all walks of life into the industry through its diversity foundation and paid fellowship program. They'll share their insights on how to retain and nourish talent, and how building a truly diverse team can bolster creative output and ultimately lead your agency to success.
12:55 pm - 1:45 pm
1:50 pm - 2:25 pm
James Kinney, Director of People, Giant Spoon
2:30 pm - 2:45 pm
Margaret Johnson, CCO & Partner, Goodby Silverstein & Partners
Derek Robson, President, Goodby Silverstein & Partners
3:15 pm - 3:30 pm
Kevin Swanepoel, CEO, The One Club for Creativity