NEW YORK, March 7, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Omniwomen, a global organization within Omnicom (NYSE: OMC), dedicated to championing the number and influence of female talent within the company, is accelerating its global expansion with four new chapter openings in Canada, France, Germany and the United Arab Emirates on International Women's Day (IWD). The addition of these new countries brings the total number of Omniwomen regional chapters to over 10.
"We launched Omniwomen less than three years ago and it amazes me to see the groundswell of support to increase the number of senior women within our organization around the globe," said Janet Riccio, Omniwomen Founder and Dean of Omnicom University. "We are fortunate to have the most talented women in our industry and it's so inspiring to see their creativity and passion to effect change on International Women's Day and throughout the year."
In honor of this year's IWD theme #BeBoldForChange, Omniwomen challenged the women of Omnicom to share what bold action they would take to help drive gender parity and inclusiveness. Over a hundred employees from around the world participated in the initiative, which was captured on this microsite.
"Diversity has to be part of a company's DNA if you are going to be successful long-term. At Omnicom, our commitment starts from the top and, while we still have a ways to go, workplace equality is a priority for our business,' says Tiffany R. Warren, SVP and Chief Diversity Officer, Omnicom. "As a member of Omniwomen, I'm proud to support their mission to address mind-sets and develop a more inclusive, holistic diversity agenda for Omnicom and our industry."
On International Women's Day (IWD), Omniwomen around the world will come together to celebrate the professional and personal achievements of women within the Omnicom family, and reflect on progress made. Omniwomen across Canada will gather in Toronto to kick off and initiate the new chapter; Omniwomen Germany is hosting an upwards of 150 clients and employees at their launch event in Berlin; OmniwomenUAE will launch on March 8th with an event to announce the UAE chapter; and in London, Omniwomen UK will host its third annual Leadership Summit with nearly 200 guests including internal and external speakers.
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