One Club launches forum addressing gender equality

One Club

Wendy Clark, Susan Credle,
Ari Weiss among speakers for
Right The Ratio Summit
aimed at ‘decision makers
with authority to advance
workplace equality’

In line with the pillar of its mission to promote gender equality in advertising and design, The One Club for Creativity has launched its first annual Right The Ratio Summit, set for January 23-24, 2020 in New York.

The inaugural two-day gathering is aimed at decision makers with the authority to advance workplace equality and foster a better, more gender-balanced environment at their agencies. The summit will serve as a forum to share ideas, insights and solutions that can be acted upon through all levels of an agency.

The lineup (so far)

Lionel Carreon, global director, creative recruiting, R/GA

Keith Cartwright, ECD, 72andSunny, The One Club board member

Wendy Clark, CEO, DDB Worldwide

Lisa Clunie, cofounder, CEO, Joan Creative

Susan Credle, global CCO, FCB Global, The One Club chair

Sara Guizzo, SVP, talent acquisition, Wunderman Thompson NA

Kate Jeffers, partner, COO, Venables Bell & Partners

Margaret Johnson, CCO, partner, Goodby, Silverstein & Partners, The One Club board member

Janet Ketin, cofounder, partner, SWIM

James Kinney, director of people, Giant Spoon

Tommy Means, partner, Mekanism

Shannon Moorman, VP, global creative talent, WPP

Carter Murray, CEO, FCB Global

Jamie Robinson, cofounder, 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 Worldwide

Addressing a ‘gender bias problem ‘
“As a global nonprofit organization, we have a long-standing commitment to giving back to the industry and providing programs that help improve the industry’s diversity and gender equality,” said Kevin Swanepoel, CEO, The One Club, who will also speak at the summit. “The ad industry has a gender bias problem, and institutional change will happen only when it comes from management. We’re starting Right The Ratio to stimulate dialogue among agency leaders and make that change happen.”

Details, etc.
Right The Ratio takes place January 23-24, 2020 at Convene, 605 3rd Avenue in New York. To maintain gender balance, space is limited to 50 female-identifying and 50 male-identifying individuals who are agency decision makers, with an equal 50/50 representation of speakers.

Prospective attendees must register and be screened before ticket purchase. The summit’s closed-door and limited-attendee format is designed to encourage open and honest conversation.

For more information and to apply, please visit

About The One Club for Creativity
The One Club for Creativity, producer of The One Show, ADC Annual Awards and Creative Week, is the world’s foremost non-profit organization whose mission is to support and celebrate the success of the global creative community. | The One Show is a top global awards show for advertising, design and digital marketing focusing on creativity of ideas and quality of execution. | The global ADC Annual Awards honors creative excellence in craft, design and innovation across all disciplines. | Creative Week takes place in New York City every May and is the preeminent festival celebrating the intersection of advertising and the arts.

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