NEW YORK, Feb. 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Havas Worldwide New York -- Kersten Mitton Rivas, Managing Director at Havas Worldwide New York, has been named one of the Advertising Working Mothers of the Year by Working Mother magazine and Advertising Women of New York (AWNY) in the Established Moms category.
Kersten has spent her career working on a variety of businesses from regional to global from traditional to social from CPG to telecommunications. In addition to her many years in the industry, she also spent three years in Paris with her husband and became the mother of two great little people. It was Havas that enticed her back to the world of advertising and communications upon her return to the US.
Since then, Kersten has been a leader at Havas Worldwide New York for almost 6 years. In addition to management responsibilities, she stewards the highly acclaimed Dos Equis campaign; led the agency team in winning Dreamwork's and Technicolor's new venture called M-GO; and maintains executive leadership on the global powerhouse Reckitt Benckiser in the US.
"What a surprising and delightful honor to be acknowledged among so many talented and exceptional women," said Rivas. "The truth, that I'm sure many have said before me, is that I am but a part of a much bigger puzzle. This award is evidence that my life is well surrounded - both at home, and at work, and everywhere in between."
"Kersten is a jack of all trades and a master of most, she's essential to our talent management, new business, and client relations," said Matt Ryan, Co Chairman Havas Worldwide New York, President Global Brands Havas Worldwide. "At Havas Worldwide NY, Kersten is a mentor and manager. At home, she's an Advertising Working Mother of the Year. Kersten is proof positive that great parenting skills translate into great professional skills."
"We are so proud of Kersten. She is a wonderful role model for women in advertising, proving you can have a successful career and a fulfilling family life," added Joan Sheridan LaBarge, Vice President/Group Publisher of Working Mother Media.
Advertising Women of New York's (AWNY) mission is to provide a forum for personal and professional growth; to serve as a catalyst for the advancement of women in the communication field; and to promote and support philanthropic endeavors through the AWNY Foundation. The professional organization's membership now stands at almost 1,600 and is comprised of both men and women. Membership ranges from senior level executives to those just beginning their career. The organization's programming and resources are geared to illuminate current industry trends and strategies and enhance networking and career skills at all levels. Founded in 1912, AWNY recently celebrated its 100th Anniversary. www.awny.org
About Working Mother Media
Working Mother magazine reaches over 2 million readers and is the only national magazine for career-committed mothers; WorkingMother.com (http://www.workingmother.com) gives working mothers @home and @work advice, solutions, and ideas. This year marks the 29th anniversary of Working Mother's signature research initiative, Working Mother 100 Best Companies, and the Best Companies for Multicultural Women. Working Mother Media, a division of Bonnier Corporation (www.bonnier.com), includes the National Association for Female Executives (NAFE, www.nafe.com), Diversity Best Practices (www.diversitybestpractices.com), and the Working Mother Research Institute. Working Mother Media's mission is to serve as a champion of culture change.
About Havas Worldwide
Havas Worldwide, formerly known as Euro RSCG Worldwide, is a leading integrated marketing communications agency and was the first agency to be named Global Agency of the Year by both Advertising Age and Campaign in the same year. The Havas Worldwide network is made up of 11,000 employees in120 cities and 75 countries, with 316 offices and provides advertising,marketing, corporate communications, and digital and social media solutions to clients, including Air France, BNP Paribas, Citigroup, Danone Group, IBM, Mondelez International, Lacoste, Merck, Pernod Ricard, PSA Peugeot Citroen, Reckitt Benckiser, Sanofi, and Volvo. Headquartered in New York, Havas Worldwide is the largest unit of the Havas group, a world leader in communications (Euronext Paris SA:HAV.PA).
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