Right The Ratio Speaker

Tommy Means

Partner
Mekanism

Tommy Means is the founder and executive creative director of Mekanism, a creative agency with offices in San Francisco and New York.

For the past fifteen years Tommy has created and directed award-winning branded entertainment campaigns for Pepsi, The North Face, GE, Method, Nike, Samsung and Disney.

While not doing his day job, Tommy produced the feature documentary “Surfwise,” a surf film about the legendary Paskowitz family that premiered at the Toronto Film Festival. He is currently developing, writing and directing a network television comedy.

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.

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Speakers - More To Be Announced Soon

Keith Cartwright

ECD
72 and Sunny

Wendy Clark

CEO
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
SWIM

James Kinney

Director of People
Giant Spoon

Tommy Means

Partner
Mekanism

Carter Murray

CEO
FCB Global

Jaime Robinson

Co-Founder, CCO
Joan Creative

Derek Robson

President
Goodby Silverstein & Partners

Monique Sample

Director of Talent Management
Wunderman Thompson New York

Kelly Schoeffel

Executive Strategy Director, Partner
72andSunny

Rob Schwartz

CEO
TBWA\Chiat\Day New York

Paul Venables

Founder, Chairman
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

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.

2:30 - 3:15 pm

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

3:20 - 4:05 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.

4:10 - 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
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

LUNCH

1:50 pm - 2:25 pm

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

2:30 pm - 2:45 pm

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

3:15 pm - 3:30 pm

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

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