WPP's Team Detroit Gives Women the Chance to Re-Start their Careers with a "Returnship" Program

Feb 17, 2016, 13:07 ET from Team Detroit

DEARBORN, Mich., Feb. 17, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- WPP's Team Detroit, a leading global marketing communications company, is proud to announce "Elevate" - a 10-week paid "Returnship" program for female advertising professionals looking to re-enter the workforce after an absence of two years or more.

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The agency is kicking off the program on Tuesday, Feb., 23rd with a special, one-day event geared toward "elevating" women who fit this demographic.

"Women face a number of challenges when reentering the work force," says Team Detroit's Chief Talent Officer, Linda Taylor.  "Our goal is to help talented women in our industry overcome the consequences of a resume gap by providing a fast track back into the ad world. This is one component of our overall diversity strategy and we're hoping it will help increase the number of women in leadership positions."

The event will be keynoted by Hélène Paulette Côté, who launched her REturnships Program at the 3%Conference, last fall. Guests will also enjoy an address by Team Detroit's COO Kim Brink, as well as, members of the Team Detroit leadership team in a panel discussion.  "Elevate" is free of charge and includes lunch and a workshop on personal branding.  All advertising disciplines are welcome. A "Returnship" application is not required for participation.

Elevate "Returnship" applications are available here and due by February 19th.  Event registration is available via this link while seats are available.

About Team Detroit
Based in Dearborn, Michigan, Team Detroit was founded in 2007 as an entirely new model of collaboration that gives marketers access to the breadth of WPP's talent, ideas, and tools. The agency has 36 U.S. offices and employs more than 3,000 worldwide. Outside of the US, the agency is branded as Blue Hive.  Clients include Ford Motor Company, Lincoln Motor Company, Johnson Controls, Purina, Ohio Art and the United Way of Southeast Michigan. Visit www.teamdetroit.com for more information.

SOURCE Team Detroit