• 54%

    total female employees in 2010

    (2009: 54%)

  • 48%

    female senior managers in 2010

    (2009: 46%)

In 2010, women accounted for 31% of Board members/executive leaders, 48% of senior managers and 54% of total employees. There are currently three women on WPP’s Board, Esther Dyson, Orit Gadiesh and Lubna Olayan; and a female Company Secretary, Marie Capes; Group communications director, Feona McEwan; and Group chief counsel, Andrea Harris.

Many of WPP’s businesses are led by women, including:

  • Eileen Campbell, CEO, Millward Brown
  • Kim Dedeker, chairman, Kantar Americas
  • Janine Hawkins, global CEO, Added Value
  • Mary Ellen Howe, COO, WPP Specialist Communications, North America
  • Lois Jacobs, CEO, FITCH
  • Donna Imperato, CEO, Cohn & Wolfe
  • Tamara Ingram, president, Team P&G
  • Shelly Lazarus, chairman, Ogilvy & Mather Worldwide
  • Bessie Lee, CEO, GroupM China
  • Ann Newman, executive vice president, WPP Latin America
  • Lynn O’Connor Vos, president & CEO, ghg
  • Linda Gosden Robinson, chairman, RLM
  • Stacey Singer, CEO, Chemistry

"Gender equality doesn’t just make business sense – it must become a key strategic priority and a corporate governance issue. The work that The Gender Equality Project is developing in partnership with key private sector companies is critical in this regard. It represents the first global initiative in the field that can be applied across industries and regions"

Sir Martin Sorrell, CEO WPP

Graph Gender Diversity