Right The Ratio Speaker

Kate Jeffers

Managing Director
Venables Bell & Partners

Throughout her 15 years at VB&P, Kate has played a pivotal role in the agency’s success: leading key client relationships, developing discreet capabilities that serve our clients’ evolving needs, and helping to foster a culture where people are supported, motivated and inspired – both professionally and personally.

As COO, Kate currently oversees VB&P’s P&Ls, agency divisions and departments, and works alongside leadership to ensure that agency operations support the delivery of impactful ideas. Additionally, Kate leads VB&P’s diversity initiatives and is the Executive Sponsor of Fellow, an app-based mentorship community created specifically for women in advertising. Outside of the office, Kate is an avid supporter of education equality and currently serves as a Board Member of Summer Search and an Executive Advisor to SchoolsRule.

Prior to VB&P, Kate worked at Saatchi & Saatchi, TBWA and GS&P, leading significant brands and initiatives including the launches of the Apple iPod and Toyota Prius.

Kate was born and raised on Oahu but doesn’t eat seafood; lived in Madrid and Paris but isn’t fluent in Spanish or French; and went to UCLA Law School but ended up in marketing. She lives in Marin with her husband, son, daughter, dog and cat.

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: New York City

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.

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Speakers

Wendy Clark

CEO
DDB Worldwide

Lisa Clunie

Co-Founder, CEO
Joan Creative

Susan Credle

Global CCO
FCB Global

Kate Jeffers

Managing Director
Venables Bell & Partners

Margaret Johnson

CCO, Partner
Goodby, Silverstein, & Partners

Janet Kestin

Co-Founder, Partner
SWIM

Carter Murray

CEO
FCB Global

Jamie Robinson

Co-Founder, CEO
Joan Creative

Derek Robson

President
Goodby Silverstein & Partners

Rob Schwartz

CEO
TBWA\Chiat\Day New York

Paul Venables

CEO
Venables Bell & Partners

Ari Weiss

CCO
DDB

2019 SCHEDULE

Day 1

 

9:15 - 10:00am

Breakfast & Registration

10:00 - 10:10am

Opening & Introduction
Kevin Swanepoel, CEO, The One Club for Creativity

10:10 am - 10:55 am

Session To Be Announced Soon
Susan Credle, Global CCO, FCB Global
Carter Murray, CEO, FCB Global

11:00 am - 11:45 am

Confessions of A Manbassasor:
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

Session To Be Announced Soon
Ari Weiss, CCO, DDB Worldwide
Wendy Clark, CEO, DDB Worldwide

12:40 - 1:25 pm

LUNCH

1:30 - 2:25 pm

Session To Be Announced Soon
Janet Kestin, Co-Founder, SWIM

2:30 - 3:15 pm

Taking Meaningful Strides to Create a Truly Diverse Culture
Jaime Robinson, Co-Founder, CEO, 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.

3:20 - 4:05 pm

Session To Be Announced Soon
Paul Venables, CEO, Venables Bell & Partners
Kate Jeffers, Managing Director, Venables Bell & Partners

4:10 - 5:00 pm

Session To Be Announced Soon

5:00 - 6:00pm

Networking & Cocktails

Day 2

 

9:15 - 10:00am

Breakfast & Networking

10:00 - 10:30am

Reflections
An Un-Conference style reflection on the previous day where attendees can expand, ask further questions or expand on discussions from Day 1

10:30 am - 11:15 am

Session To Be Announced Soon
Margaret Johnson, CCO & Partner, Goodby Silverstein & Partners
Derek Robson, President, Goodby Silverstein & Partners

11:20 am - 12:05 pm

Everything I Know About Gender Equity I Learned From a 70’s Sitcom
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

Session To Be Announced Soon

12:55 pm - 1:45 pm

LUNCH

1:45 pm - 2:00 pm

Closing Remarks and Action Moving Forward
Kevin Swanepoel, CEO, The One Club for Creativity