Meet The Fellows: Ashlea Ramirez


Mexican-American Tejana and proud chingona, Ashlea Ramirez has worked on bringing various campaigns from brief to reality as a project manager – gaining experience from Wieden+Kennedy, and prior to that DigitasLBi.
As a product of the Advertising Club of New York’s I’mPart Fellowship, 4A’s Multicultural Advertising Internship Program, and AAF’s Most Promising Multicultural Students Award, she has a passion in developing and supporting programs that advocate for more diverse and inclusive creative industries – one that provides a platform for all to be their authentic selves and make amazing work together. She’s channeled this passion and in 2018 made the move from project management to diversity, working (and currently) at Droga5 as their Engagement & Inclusion Manager. There she leads Droga’s employee resource group and works to strategize and execute projects that promote a more diverse and inclusive culture.
In addition, Ashlea has also gone on to create her own D+I programming, co-founding Women Who Create, a non-profit that supports women of color in creative industries through mentorship, year-round events, and curated content.

In her spare time, Ashlea is often embracing her cultural roots. She is a taco connoisseur and a forever fan of la reina, Selena.

Want to see more Ashlea? Find her on LinkedIn and follow her on social @Ash_lachingona

Created in 2016 the AD Club of NY made a commitment of $100K annually to retain more diverse talent and promote more women into leadership positions. The ACNY i’mPART Fellowship Program, now in its fourth year, has expanded from helping 10 to over 50 women pursue their goals and elevate their executive presence – providing more access, tools, & nurturing necessary for them to grow and thrive in all aspects of our industry.

Each Fellow receives:

All-Expense Paid Trips to Exclusive Industry Conferences
Customized executive Training ‘Night School’ @PwC
Executive Salon Series – Access to top leaders in small settings; fostering mentor connections and intentional networking
1-year AD Club of NY membership


FOSTERING THE TALENT PIPELINE – Since 1986, The Advertising Club of New York  (ACNY) Foundation, has been dedicated to supporting and connecting advertising,  marketing and media professionals along their career paths. From students, to the C-suite, the AD Club seeks to provide opportunities and resources to promote, attract, retain & train a workforce of professionals that reflect all communities.