Fourteen leaders from across WPP have been named in the HERoes Women Role Model  Lists 2021 for their work in championing women in business and creating a more gender  diverse workplace. 

Celebrating executives, future leaders and senior leader advocates, the three global lists  showcase those who are leading by example and are committed to building more inclusive  workplaces that champion gender diversity. 

Wunderman Thompson’s Global CEO Mel Edwards (#19), Kantar’s Global CEO – Profiles  Division Caroline Frankum, Landor & Fitch’s Group Global CEO Jane Geraghty, VMLY&R  Commerce’s Global CEO Beth Ann Kaminkow, WPP’s Chief Client Officer Lindsay Pattison,  Ogilvy’s Managing Partner and Global Consulting Principal Aisling Ryan, MediaCom UK’s  Chief Transformation Officer Sue Unerman, and VMLY&R’s Global Chief Creative Officer 

Debbi Vandeven, were all included on the HERoes 100 Women Executive List.  

Five women also feature in the 100 Women Future Leaders List: Shelina Janmohamed, Vice  President of Islamic Marketing, Ogilvy (#6); Mamaa Duker, Associate Director – Business  Development, WPP; Valerie Henninger, Senior Partner – Managing Director, Mindshare;  Paola Maffezzoni, Head of Marketing & Communications, GroupM Italy; and Stephanie  Robles, Director of Global Accounts, Xaxis. 

For the fourth year running, WPP CEO Mark Read has been named in the HERoes 50  Advocates List. Since his appointment in 2018, WPP has continued to build an inclusive  culture in order to become an employer of choice for all – a key part of the company’s business  and growth strategy. WPP has implemented a series of initiatives to achieve greater diversity  across the business; in the last year this has included the formation of a dedicated global  Inclusion Council and the introduction of incentive schemes for senior leadership to ensure  accountability in delivering WPP’s diversity, equity and inclusion agenda.  

These measures will help to accelerate progress to date on gender diversity, which has seen  increases in female representation to 51% of senior managers, 40% of senior executives and  43% of WPP’s Board members. WPP has also been named in the Bloomberg Gender-Equality  Index for the last three years, ranked 10th in the Hampton-Alexander FTSE 100 Ranking for  Women Leaders and third in Equileap’s Global Report on Gender Equality. 

Mark Read, CEO of WPP, said: Our success is powered by our people, our ideas and our  ability to deliver results for clients. People do their best work in an open and inclusive culture  that provides everyone with the opportunity to develop and thrive, so to see our talented  female leaders recognised is further evidence of the value of diverse leadership and the  progress we are making.

HERoes 100 Women Executives List: 

  • Mel Edwards, Global CEO, Wunderman Thompson (#19) 
  • Caroline Frankum, Global CEO, Profiles Division, Kantar 
  • Jane Geraghty, Group Global CEO, Landor & Fitch 
  • Lindsay Pattison, Chief Client Officer, WPP 
  • Aisling Ryan, Managing Partner and Global Consulting Principal, Ogilvy Sue Unerman, Chief Transformation Officer, MediaCom UK 
  • Debbi Vandeven, Global Chief Creative Officer, VMLY&R

HERoes 100 Women Future Leaders List: 

  • Shelina Janmohamed, Vice President – Islamic Marketing, Ogilvy (#6) 
  • Mamaa Duker, Associate Director – Business Development, WPP 
  • Valerie Henninger, Senior Partner – Managing Director, Mindshare 
  • Paola Maffezzoni, Head of Marketing & Communications, GroupM Italy Stephanie Robles, Director of Global Accounts, Xaxis  

HERoes 50 Advocates List: 

  • Mark Read, CEO, WPP (#4)