Episode 5

Think Equal Podcast - Leanne Foy meets Mariagrazia De Angelis

Published on: 3rd November, 2023

This month, THINK EQUAL Project Director, Leanne Foy meets Mariagrazia De Angelis, General Manager, Middle East and North Africa at LANDOR & FITCH.

Mariagrazia speaks expertly about how women can support themselves to progress in their careers, sharing tips on how to develop a success tool kit. The tool kit includes; developing self awareness skills, the importance of authenticity and where to look for training opportunities. Mariagrazia’s passion for equality and diversity is clear as she encourages women to be fully aware of their skills and what they can bring to the table. After all, diversity isn’t just the right thing to do, it drives business success.

Mariagrazia also shares how LANDOR & FITCH have developed two WPP initiatives, Walk the Talk and Fast Forward, which provide a support system for female leaders. We hope this episode inspires women to develop their skills and for business leaders to support them.

Highlights include:

  • How to build your own ‘success toolkit’ to include exercises in self awareness and authenticity
  • The importance of taking accountability for your personal development
  • Why everyone, regardless of industry or position, should be seeking a mentor

As well as her incredible work with LANDOR & FITCH, Mariagrazia is one of the Founders and Board members of the WPP Stella Network in the UAE. Find out more about the WPP Stella Network - https://www.ceoaction.com/actions/wpp-stella-network/

A note from THINK EQUAL

We are stronger together, than we are alone. And that’s why we want the marcomms industry to come together to make a difference. Every single person who makes up our brilliant industry can make an impact. Want to get involved? We’d love to hear from you. Whether that’s through donating your time on our working committee, or putting your hand up to run an event or training session, you may have some suggestions of speakers to add to our speaker library, or have a venue you want to provide for free. Contact us at thinkequal@marketingsociety.com

THINK EQUAL is the new Equality, Diversity and Inclusion initiative led by The Marketing Society. THINK EQUAL aims to drive diversity and inclusion across the marcomms industry in the MENA region. Through training, events, mentoring, policy changes, content and more. We aim to provide tangible activity that will make an impact and a difference now.

Our regular THINK EQUAL podcast shines a light on inspiring leaders who are dedicated to levelling the marcomms playing field.

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