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

Sereena Abbassi

Head of Culture & Inclusion, M&C Saatchi Group

Sereena Abbassi is Head of Culture & Inclusion for the M&C Saatchi Group. She is also the Founder of All Here, a social enterprise that helps individuals, brands and agencies to connect and think more critically about the world and the work that they create. Sereena has worked with organisations such as Creative Equals on their D&I strategy, and she is also one of the few diversity & inclusion experts advising the UK Advertising & Media Industry Diversity Taskforce. Committed to creating organisational change that is grounded in creative and strategic thinking, Sereena is of the firm belief that the advertising industry has the power to transform and inspire a more connected world.  Sereena is currently working towards a part-time masters in Postcolonial Culture & Global Policy, which sits within the Media and Communications Department at Goldsmiths, University of London, where she’ll be continuing her research into a part-time PhD. Sereena has also written for and been featured in Campaign Live.

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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