Thursday, December 7, 2017

What 5 CMOs Are Doing to Change the Conversation About Gender Equality and Diversity - AD WEEK

by Lauren Johnson 
Originally published: December 6, 2017

For all the talk of championing diversity in the workplace, the news this week that next month’s Consumer Electronics Show will not include any women keynote speakers made waves in the technology and advertising industries, proving sexism runs deep and that there’s still an immense amount of work to be done.

Adweek asked five CMOs about what they’re doing to change gender equality within their own organizations and beyond. And from attending CES and talking about diversity to offering equal pay, here’s what they had to say:

Kristin Lemkau, Chase’s CMO

Lemkau is one of a handful of CMOs who have been tweeting since last weekend about CES’ lack of women keynote speakers. While she’s not attending, she also came up with her own list of potential speakers for CES’ organizers to consider.