2018 SPEAKERS

Every year, we try our best to find the most inspirational speakers from all over the world. We are thrilled to provide a platform for people, who are the driving forces behind the most successful initiatives and programmes in fostering greater diversity in marketing and media.  Any speaking enquiries, email azadeh@lync.events

Nene Parsotam

Co-Founder, Stripes and Vine Creatives

Nene is a Senior Art Director and Digital Designer having worked in the creative advertising industry for the past 14 years. She has worked with some of the largest brands in the world including Wall Street Journal, Disney, L’Oréal, HP, Warner Bros, Jaguar, Pepsi, Pizza Hut, Visa, Samsung and Vodaphone amongst many others. For these mega-brands, Nene created and crafted digital and online advertising campaigns, traditional and digital billboard designs, branding and rebranding of these brands subsidies, designed websites for product launches in various international countries; designed user interfaces as well as art direct creative teams on photoshoots.
Currently, Nene co-founded and runs ethnic diversity creative career initiative WeAreStripes, which aims to get more BAME talent into the creative advertising industry as well as showcase and profile both established and upcoming creatives and individuals. She also runs VINE Creatives a branding agency for the African diaspora and businesses with an African focus.
Recently Nene was selected to be a judge for the D&AD Awards in the Digital Design Category.

2018 WORKSHOP LEADERS

Sandra Ondraschek-Norris

Senior Director Corporate Engagement, Catalyst

As a Senior Director at Catalyst, Sandra Ondraschek-Norris works with leading global organisations as a facilitator, consultant and relationship manager, supporting Catalyst members to create more diverse, inclusive and innovative workplaces.

In recent years, she’s played a key role in Catalyst’s MARC (Men Advocating Real Change) initiative, facilitating MARC Workshops with leadership teams at multinational companies across Europe.

She has spent over 25 years of her career working as a trainer and facilitator with individuals and organizations in Ireland, England, Switzerland and the United States on a wide range of issues such as work-life effectiveness, resilience, motivation, change guidance and leadership.

Sandra graduated with Honors in Psychology from Trinity College Dublin and holds a number of professional qualifications in training, adult education and counselling. She is a citizen of Ireland and Switzerland, currently residing in Switzerland.

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