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Laura Maness




💼 Global CEO of Grey — only the sixth CEO in the celebrated ad agency’s 105-year history (and first woman!) 🌎 parent co WPP 🌱 former CEO of proud B Corp and Public Benefits Corporation @havas (helping, mentoring & donating to several orgs focused on disadvantaged youth) 🧠 @VillageGlobal advisor 👼💰impact investor 📈 board of directors: governing body for certified B Corps (B Lab U.S. & Canada); the world’s largest NGO for abandoned and vulnerable children (@SOSChildrenUSA); private co’s (GNB, @GetAlembic, Women’s Purpose Community), ad industry nonprofits (@4As, @ActResponsible) and undergrad alma mater (@LoyolaChicago) 🎓 Stanford Directors’ College 📓 Harvard University Sustainable Business Strategy and Exec Leadership certificates (Sustainability) 🙋‍♀️ founding member of Chief and Kindred — focused on the highest priorities shaping the future of equitable, responsible and sustainable business and closing gap between intention & action 🍷 bold Cali reds & 🍸dirty martinis 🧘‍♀️ conscious leadership, meditation, wellness ☀️#5amclub 20/20/20 formula 🦸🏼‍♀️ tribeca / east hampton boy mama (🥅🏒⚽️ 🏀) 👩‍👧sponsor of young girl from Pachacamac, Peru thru SOS Children’s Villages ✈️ modern ad CEO breaking Mad Men era traditions — from Chicago to SF to NY ♣️ chief clubhouse, soho house, spring place, casa cipriani 👩‍💼 co-chair 50/50 Women on Boards NYC Leadership Committee — if you have a VIP keynote panelist speaker, director coach reco, leadership committee nominee and/or corporate sponsorship recommendation for our annual Global Conversation on Board Diversity across 30 cities, email me at [email protected]. 💚 Founder of This Is Wholehearted, LLC — fully invested in growth and positive change. Consulting, advising and investing in ideas designed to make the world better.