Havas New York CEO Laura Maness to Provide Opening Keynote at USA-Central Europe Women in Business Summit
By: Cultural Vistas
As the CEO of the North American flagship agency of Havas Group, Laura heads a team working with some of the most recognized companies in the world, including TD Ameritrade, ADP, IBM, Keurig Dr. Pepper, Reckitt Benckiser, Con Edison, and Rite Aid. Thanks to over 20 years of strategic marketing and leadership experience, Laura has spearheaded growth at Havas, resulting in three consecutive years of more than 35% revenue growth and greater than 300% increase in profitability—
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Before Havas, Laura served in senior management for San Francisco-based Propane Studio and FCB Global. Prior to that, she held management positions with Chicago-based digital shops Wunderman, Designkitchen (now Blast Radius), Black Dog Interactive, and Giant Step (now Arc Worldwide).
Using her voice as a recognized leader in the industry, Laura is also an advocate for women, diversity, and inclusion. She is a 4A Board Member, a 3% Conference mentor, a Fortune MPW supporter, an executive mentor at SheRunsIt, and an original signer and Steering Committee member of Time's Up/Advertising. She is also on the board of Grid News Bureau, a real-time sentiment sharing platform that aggregates emotion around meaningful moments in culture.
On a quest to make a meaningful difference in people's lives, Laura is also passionate about building community and fueling imaginations as co-founder of Love Bug Café & Play—a "Soho House meets healthy Chuck E. Cheese" that is equally appealing to adults and children alike (@lovebugcafeplay)
On Thursday, October 17, Laura will be joined by a diverse range of expert speakers and transatlantic leaders across the fields of business, government, social impact, and more at the inaugural USA-Central Europe Women in Business Summit.
The full-day Summit's aim is to build and grow a transatlantic dialogue among women in business. This special event will showcase leading women entrepreneurs and startups from both sides of the Atlantic, and explore the many challenges and opportunities that exist for women in business, while providing exclusive access to:
The Summit is made possible by the generous support of its sponsors, including Mastercard, Polish Development Fund (PFR), KGHM, Polish & Slavic Federal Credit Union, and Egon Zehnder; and community partners, including Slido, Global Chamber, CzechInvest, Women's Foreign Policy Group, Women in International Trade, International Women's Entrepreneurial Challenge Foundation, Kafkadesk, and White Eagle.
Summit tickets are available for purchase now at USACEWomen.com.