Originally published: September 7, 2017
In March 2017, Aileen Virola, Managing Director, GMR Marketing; Carolyn Ray, Managing Director, Interbrand Canada; and Anika Latif, Principal, Daggerwing Group (left to right, above) joined forces with Omnicom Group to create a new Omniwomen Canada chapter. We spoke with the Omniwomen Canada Steering Committee about their plans to provide access and inspiration to their colleagues at Canada’s Omnicom agencies, and be a catalyst for leadership development.
What inspired you to bring Omniwomen to Canada, and when did you launch the new chapter?
We met at Omnicom University’s Advanced Management Program (AMP) last year. At the program, we were inspired by Omnicom Group Executive Vice President Janet Riccio, who is Dean of Omnicom University and Chair of Omniwomen globally, and the tremendous work that she was spearheading to create strong women leaders across the Omnicom network.