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Looking To The Future – Our Survival Guide For Women In Business – WACL WEDNESDAY

May 27 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm BST

It’s often said that from crisis comes opportunity but what will the Coronavirus pandemic mean for the fight for gender equality? Could it accelerate the progress we need to see or in fact, have the issues working women have grappled with for years simply been brought into sharp focus by the crisis?

In this session with senior leaders from WACL (Women in Advertising & Communications London), we’ll explore what we see happening and discuss what plans women and businesses should put in place in the short, medium & long term to keep the focus on gender equality and their career ambitions to help us come out of this crisis stronger.


  • Jackie Stevenson, Founding partner & CEO, The Brooklyn Brothers
    Current WACL Vice President
  • Ann Francke OBE, Chief Executive of the Chartered Management Institute.
  • Jane Wakely, Lead CMO, Mars Incorporated, She for He & backing UN
  • Chaired by Anna Jones, Co-Founder of AllBright

About the speakers

Ann Francke OBE is Chief Executive of the Chartered Management Institute.  She started her career at Procter & Gamble and has held senior executive positions at Mars, Boots, Yell and BSI. In 2019, Ann was awarded an OBE for services to workplace equality

Jackie Stevenson is founding partner & CEO of global award-winning creative agency, The Brooklyn Brothers. One of London’s few female founders and creative CEO’s Jackie is a pioneer for female entrepreneurship and a champion of gender equality.

Jackie started her career at Ogilvy & Mather and joined start up Craik Jones growing it to one of the UK’s most awarded agencies as Managing Director. She launched her own advertising agency, The Brooklyn Brothers in 2008 growing it to over 170 people worldwide which she and her partners sold to IPG in 2016.

Jane Wakely is the lead CMO of Mars Incorporated. She has been instrumental in driving Mars’ unique combination of evidence-based marketing with creativity and purpose at the heart. This has helped Mars to be recognized as the one of the most creative companies in the world through the Cannes Lion Festival of Creativity and WARC in recent years. In 2019, this included winning the Cannes Lions Grand Prix for Sustainable Development Goals with “The Lion’s Share Fund”

This event will be password protected and hosted on Zoom. To find out more info and to sign up please visit to AllBright Connect.



May 27
8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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The AllBright Collective