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2017 Women's Master Class

“What’s Your Truth?”

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Harold Pratt House

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The ADVERTISING Club of New York's, diversity arm, i'mPART, hosted 165 women at their 2017 Women's Master Class, an amazing day of education, networking, and storytelling. This year's theme "What's Your Truth?" was an inspirational call to action for women to rediscover their authentic core. An A-list of dynamic women leaders and facilitators were invited to educate and inspire our attendees who have careers in the advertising, marketing and media industries. 

This year, the Master Classes legacy of announcing winners for the i'mPART Fellowships was continued; 12 women were awarded this year, up from 10 last year.

Meet the 2017 Fellows:

• Abby Salgado, Account Supervisor, Rauxa
• Andlib Shah, Senior Consultant, PWC
• Carol Burns, Corporate Concierge, Samsung USA
• Jessica Watson, HR Project Manager, Global & North America, J. Walter Thompson Company
• Kate Bauer, VP, Experience Design, Deutsch
• Marisa Staples, Brand Strategy Supervisor, Horizon Media
• Renae Strozier, Senior Resource Manager, Heartbeat
• Roma Patel, Director Content and Strategy, Voya Financial
• Ruth Chavez, Manager, Communications Design, Initiative
• Tiffany Cheng, Supervisor/ Strategy, Palisades Media Group
• Vanessa McPhill, Director, MEC

• Winnie Talwar, Program Manager, Sales Operations, Facebook  

The program was mc'd by Gina Grillo, President/CEO of the AD Club, Laurel Rossi, CMO, Rauxa and Steering Committee Co-Chair, and Sandra Sims-Williams, Chief Diversity Officer Publicis Group and Steering Committee Co-Chair.

Featured Motivators, Panelists, and Facilitators:

Allison Arden, CEO/Founder, Soul + Co - The Elemental Blueprint: Finding Your Personal Why?
Annelise Campbell, Digital Associate, Golin NY
Denise Paglia-Cole, Coach, Own the Room - "Own The Room: Be a More Powerful Presenter"
Katrina Craigwell, VP, Global Marketing Innovation at GE Digital
Valerie Graves, Author, Former CCO/Vigilante & UniWorld Group
Shannon Ingram, Founder of Tenacious Dialogues - Learn How to Invest in Yourself
Joanne "Joey" Joseph, Integrated Producer
Susan Lynne, President and Founding Partner BBG Ventures
Dina Manci, Director PwC - Personal Branding: The Secret to Standing Out
Melissa Moriarty, Assistant General Counsel, VaynerMedia
Shelley Zalis, Founder, The Female Quotient/The Girl's Lounge
Special thanks to our sponsors Publicis Groupe, Rauxa, and Oath for helping to make the event possible.
Check out all the great pictures below!


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