Right The Ratio Speaker

Monique Sample

Director of Talent Management
Wunderman Thompson New York

Monique Sample is the Director of Talent Management at Wunderman Thompson New York, where she is responsible for delivering core Human Resources services including policy & procedure, administration, employee relations, rewards & recognition, on-boarding, compensation, financial reporting, mobility & immigration, and compliance assurance.

Prior to Wunderman Thompson, Monique was Director of Talent Management at Wunderman. Before that, Monique served as Director Human Resources, North America (US & Canada) at Geometry Global. While there, she led the centralization and implementation of HR best practices, while helping to build and maintain a positive agency culture across the region.

Prior to this role, Monique served as Human Resources Director at G2 USA, where she managed all HR functions including but not limited to talent acquisition, on-boarding, employee engagement, performance management, learning & development, and employee relations. Monique’s industry expertise also includes advising management and employees, operations management, change management, retention & recognition, talent acquisition, employee relations & conflict resolution, and policy design & administration. Monique has also held HR and advertising roles at Sotheby’s, Inc. and Daily News.

Throughout her career, Monique’s key accomplishments include: her status as Executive Leadership Committee member; contributing HR thought leadership and solutions to meet business objectives, successfully project-managing customization, and the successful launch of a digital employee engagement platform called YouEarnedIt at Wunderman.

Monique is a firm believer in establishing credibility throughout the organization as problem solver. She takes pride in coaching managers and HR staff on routine and complex people issues. She is also a firm believer in building an open and honest culture where employees feel they belong and can do their best work.

She received her Master of Science in Human Resources Management from New School University and her Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from Ithaca College.

Monique is a native New Yorker where she still resides. When she’s not working, she enjoys spending quality time with family and friends and travelling.

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 influencers, 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.

When: January 23-24, 2020

Where: Convene - 605 3rd Avenue, New York, NY


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.

No live streaming, No recordings, No press, No pitches, No tweets, snaps, grams or posts.

Why Should You Attend?

Right The Ratio was created out of the need to promote more women into leadership roles, fight unconscious bias and shatter the glass ceiling on equal opportunities for women and men.

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Who Should Attend?

Agency creatives and executives who are in a position to set actionable goals for their companies’ structure. In an industry where they make up the majority of leadership roles, male-identifying individuals are especially encouraged to register.

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What Is The Format?

No live streaming, No recordings, No press, No pitches, No tweets, snaps, grams or posts. Just intimate and honest closed door conversation with some of the most successful creative professionals in the industry. The number of attendees is limited to ensure two-way conversations.

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Lionel Carreon

Director, Talent Acquisition

Keith Cartwright


Wendy Clark

DDB Worldwide

Lisa Clunie

Co-Founder, CEO
Joan Creative

Susan Credle

Global CCO
FCB Global

Sara Guizzo

SVP, Talent Acquisition
Wunderman Thompson NA

Kate Jeffers

Partner, Chief Operating Officer
Venables Bell & Partners

Margaret Johnson

CCO, Partner
Goodby, Silverstein, & Partners

Janet Kestin

Co-Founder, Partner

James Kinney

VP, People
Giant Spoon

Tommy Means

Founder & CCO

Shannon Moorman

Vice President, Global Creative Talent

Carter Murray

FCB Global

Jaime Robinson

Co-Founder, CCO
Joan Creative

Derek Robson

Goodby Silverstein & Partners

Bozoma Saint John


Monique Sample

Director of Talent Management
Wunderman Thompson New York

Kelly Schoeffel

Executive Strategy Director, Partner

Rob Schwartz

TBWA\Chiat\Day New York

Kevin Swanepoel

Chief Executive Officer
The One Club For Creativity

Paul Venables

Founder, Chairman
Venables Bell & Partners

Ari Weiss



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


1:30 - 2:15 pm

Four Clowns, A Net and Other Mentoring Magic Tricks
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.

2:20 - 3:05 pm

Session To Be Announced Soon
Keith Cartwright, Executive Creative Director, SATURDAY MORNING
Kelly Schoeffel, Executive Strategy Director, Partner, 72andSunny

3:10 - 3:55 pm

10 Steps to Building a Culture Where Diversity, Creativity and Individuality Thrive
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.

4:00 - 4:45 pm

Session To Be Announced Soon
Bozoma Saint John, CMO, Endeavor

5:00 - 6:00pm

Networking & Cocktails

Day 2


9:15 - 10:00am

Breakfast & Networking

10:00 - 10:30am

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
Monique Sample, Director of Talent Management, Wunderman Thompson New York
Sara Guizzo, SVP, Talent Acquisition, Wunderman Thompson NA

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

Taking Meaningful Strides to Create a Truly Diverse Culture
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 - 2:35 pm

Session To Be Announced Soon
James Kinney, Director of People, Giant Spoon

2:40 pm - 3:25 pm

The Economics of Equality
Margaret Johnson, CCO & Partner, Goodby Silverstein & Partners
Derek Robson, President, Goodby Silverstein & Partners
A curious thing happens when your agency decides to make the gender ratio of its leadership 50/50. For the first year, men feel less empowered. Yet within a year, that uncertainty is replaced by overwhelmingly reassuring data about profitability, new business and retention. Derek Robson and Margaret Johnson will bring learnings from Goodby Silverstein & Partners’ own journey from 2016 to present.

3:30 pm - 4:15 pm

Session To Be Announced Soon
Shannon Moorman, Vice President, Global Creative Talent, WPP
Lionel Carreon, Global Director, Creative Recruiting, R/GA

4:15 pm - 4:30 pm

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