What makes you an Icon?
Your authentic and influential leadership style that has contributed to your trailblazing career success. You have broken barriers, overcome adversity, and as a result, are a role model to many.
Sandra Sims-Williams was appointed SVP of Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) in January 2020.
She leads Nielsen’s D&I strategy and team for both the Media and Connect businesses. After Nielsen completes its transition into two independent, publicly traded companies, she will lead D&I for Nielsen Media.
Sandra is a transformational leader with 30 years of experience linking diversity and inclusion strategies with corporate initiatives. Prior to joining Nielsen, she was Publicis Groupe’s Chief Diversity Officer and has a deep background in diverse leadership development, retention programming, analytics and effectiveness, supplier diversity, multicultural talent acquisition, and corporate initiatives that drive diversity and inclusion cross-functionally.
In 2019, she made the Black Enterprise Top Corporate Executives list, The Inaugural Champion, Adweek & ADCOLOR, and SAVOY Magazine’s Most Influential Women in Corporate America list. Sandra is also a member of The Advertising Industry’s Diversity Steering Committee and serves on the boards of New York Women in Communication, the Advertising Club of New York and ColorComm.
Sandra holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey and a Master of Arts degree from Hunter College in New York.
The ACNY Foundation is proud to recognize outstanding industry professionals, during our 3rd Annual Black History Month recognition series titled, “Icons, Rock Stars & Innovators”.
It is our way of shining the spotlight on exemplary talent, integral to the evolution and growth of the advertising industry. Each day during Black History Month we profile a selected “Icon, Rock Star & Innovator” across all our digital platforms. In addition, our partnership The Gradient & Mixed Company podcast, allows for our programming to further extend throughout the industry; introducing and promoting these luminaries to new audiences. Follow the series on Instagram, Meta, Twitter, and LinkedIn!
Meet our illustrious lineup of “Icons, Rockstars, & Innovators” on February 26, 2020. RSVP here: https://bit.ly/31q13Pc
Take a peek at last year’s event.
P.S. Check out our other content from previous years
2019 – Online Exhibition