One day a few years ago, I arrived home from work to discover my oldest son, then in eighth grade, barricaded in his room doing homework. At the time his conversations with me had morphed to monosyllabic grunts as he sequestered himself ever more deeply. Between his highly competitive high school and my travel schedule, I was about to miss out on an important relationship.
Kim Kadlec, Senior Vice President, Global Marketing of Visa, will be honored on December 5th at the annual John A. Reisenbach Foundation event, where Shelley Zalis of The Female Quotient and Girl's Lounge, Scott Hagedorn of Hearts & Science, Tim Castelli of iHeartMedia and former Police Commissioner William J. Bratton will also be honored. As a long-time supporter and board member of the JAR Foundation, I'm pleased to support the organization and to share my interview with Kim focusing on her connections to New York and to the Reisenbach Foundation.
In Jack Myers prescient 2016 book, The Future of Men: Men on Trial, he predicted the current wave of exposure of male harassment, indecency and shame. He also uncovered the subtle and less exposed ways men suffer from the addiction of the negative patriarchy, passed down from generation to generation. He explained how this addiction has manifest itself through destructive relationships, abuse of power, deteriorating educational pursuit, political backlash and the tearing away at the very fabric of society. Myers pulled no punches as he “outs” men’s secret truths, sets an agenda for men’s recovery from the destructive patterns of the past, and prepares young men for the new gender realities confronting them in the future. If you care about the healthy fathering of future generations of boys and girls, you’ll read The Future of Men: Men on Trial, available at Amazon and soon in paperback. Here’s the full first chapter, published unedited from the original. @futureofmen @jackmyersbiz View my TEDWomen talk at www.futureofmen.com .
Visit Interpublic Group's website home page and "Diversity" is front and center on the navigation bar, linking to a dedicated section at interpublic.com/diversity/ and a sub-section on results. While agency holding companies all emphasize their culture, career opportunities and diversity, no industry leader has been as single-mindedly focused on advancing diversity, and especially gender equality, as IPG's chairman and CEO Michael Roth (pictured above). In an interview, Roth and Heide Gardner, IPG's Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer, expressed appreciation for the industry's recognition of their successes in advancing women into senior positions, incorporating diversity and inclusion into the IPG culture, but stressed that more work is needed. Roth, Gardner and IPG will be inaugural inductees into the Diversity Hall of Honors at the Advancing Diversity Honors event to be held during CES on January 10 at Caesars Palace from 4 to 8 p.m. Also being inducted are Unilever, Nielsen, the Advertising Council, iAB's iDiverse program, Ernst & Young, Kay Koplovitz and Ruth Hedges. Visit ces18.com to learn more about the event and register to attend.
As many in the media world know, Kay Koplovitz is a visionary who helped build the cable industry from the ground up. She co-founded the Madison Square Garden sports network, transformed it into USA Networks, which she led for years as the first female network president in television history, and also launched Syfy (formerly Sci-Fi Channel).
The Advertising Council is known for its effectiveness in raising consumer awareness of important pro social issues. Now the organization itself, and its President and CEO Lisa Sherman, are being honored for amplifying the importance of diversity and inclusion. At the inaugural Advancing Diversity Honors being held during CES on January 10 (see details here) agency, marketer and media executives will gather to honor Sherman and the Ad Council as they are inducted into the Diversity Hall of Honors, with specific recognition of the Ad Council’s now-iconic Love Has No Labels campaign. Since its creation in 2015, the campaign has amassed over 300 million online views alone, won an Emmy and is shifting attitudes and behavior.