D&I Taskforce

About the task force

The WFA Diversity and Inclusion Task Force is a global platform of the world’s top marketers gathered to drive greater inclusion in our work and in our workplaces to accelerate the industry’s progress on diversity.

We convene brands, agencies and NGOs to create and curate the knowledge and resources needed to drive measurable change.

We help set and challenge the global industry agenda, and catalyze national initiatives to drive the change locally, so that diversity can thrive everywhere.

Participating organisations

Our four pillars of action

CONVENE the right individuals across the global industry

In order to ensure the world’s top marketers speak with coherent and compelling messaging on the subject.

CURATE best-in-class examples and research

To support the case for why diversity and inclusion matter.

CATALYSE local coalitions

To help drive change at a national level which really makes a difference.

CHALLENGE the industry

To do more by looking for new opportunities, and having tough conversations when needed.

Taskforce members

Our task force brings together global marketing professionals representing leading brands, agencies and international organisations. 

WFA Global Diversity Ambassadors

  • Susan Akkad
    Susan Akkad Susan Senior Vice President, Local and Cultural Innovation at The Estée Lauder Companies
  • Efrain Ayala
    Efrain Ayala Efrain Global Director of Diversity and Inclusion, Marketing, Reckitt
  • Jerry Daykin
    Jerry Daykin Jerry VP, Head of Global Media, Beam Suntory
  • Daniela Tabarracci
    Daniela Tabarracci Daniela Senior Regional Manager - Diversity, Equity & Inclusion - Brand Management, The Walt Disney Company Latin America

Taskforce members

  • Misel Ahom
    Misel Ahom Misel Global Director Diversity & Inclusion, Beiersdorf
  • Folake Ani-Mumuney
    Folake Ani-Mumuney Folake Chief Marketing Officer, FirstBank Nigeria ltd
  • Laura Astengo
    Laura Astengo Laura Senior Marketing Specialist, Orsted
  • Leticia Boccomino
    Leticia Boccomino Leticia Global Marketing Sustainability and D&I Director, Bayer
  • Beatrice Bourdel
    Beatrice Bourdel Beatrice Strategic Marketing Communication Director, Bayer
  • Jacob Burroughs
    Jacob Burroughs Jacob Account Supervisor, Beam Suntory
  • Bobi Carley
    Bobi Carley Bobi Head of Media, ISBA
  • Carolina Casas Carolina Ejecutivo Global Digital, Grupo Bimbo
  • Crystal Collier
    Crystal Collier Crystal Global Digital Marketing Director, GSK
  • Filippo Crivelli
    Filippo Crivelli Filippo Media & Digital Manager International, Kraft Heinz
  • Tamara Daltroff
    Tamara Daltroff Tamara EACA Director General & VoxComm President
  • Justine David
    Justine David Justine
  • Jerry Daykin
    Jerry Daykin Jerry VP, Head of Global Media, Beam Suntory
  • María de Lourdes Hernández Valle
    María de Lourdes Hernández Valle María Global Director, Institutional Relations and Sustainability, Grupo Bimbo
  • Kristina Deighan
    Kristina Deighan Kristina Global Director - DEI, AB InBev
  • Sara Denby
    Sara Denby Sara Head of the Unstereotype Alliance secretariat, UN Women
  • Daniela Escutia Real
    Daniela Escutia Real Daniela Global Lead, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Grupo Bimbo
  • Colleen Funkey
    Colleen Funkey Colleen Executive Director Consumer Insights, Estée Lauder
  • Heide Gardner
    Heide Gardner Heide ex Global Culture Officer, Interpublic Group
  • Kate Gillingham
    Kate Gillingham Kate Senior Manager, Government & Public Affairs, EMEA, LEGO
  • Dale Green
    Dale Green Dale Global Director – Purpose Marketing, Mars
  • Rachel Gress
    Rachel Gress Rachel Global Human Resources Engagement Manager, Pernod Ricard
  • Eileen Hanna
    Eileen Hanna Eileen Baileys Marketing Manager Europe, Diageo
  • Tom Holmes
    Tom Holmes Tom Global Partnerships Manager, Haleon
  • Elspeth I'Anson
    Elspeth I'Anson Elspeth Strategic Communications Consultant, UN Women
  • Ismail Idode Omamegbe
    Ismail Idode Omamegbe Ismail Head, Media & External Relations, Bank of Nigeria
  • Erin Iversen
    Erin Iversen Erin Media Lead, Danone Specialized Nutrition
  • Dagmar Janke
    Dagmar Janke Dagmar Head of Global Nivea Communications, Beiersdorf
  • Sarah Jenkins
    Sarah Jenkins Sarah Managing Director, Saatchi & Saatchi
  • Anne Joffre
    Anne Joffre Anne BBIC Senior Director, Global Dish, Europe Home Care & Gender Equality, P&G
  • Margaret Johnston-Clarke
    Margaret Johnston-Clarke Margaret GLobal Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Officer, L'Oréal
  • Christopher Kenna
    Christopher Kenna Christopher CEO and Founder, Brand Advance
  • Nathalie Lam
    Nathalie Lam Nathalie Head of Global sponsorship and Inclusion & Diversity Ambassador, Philips
  • Emiliano Laricchiuta
    Emiliano Laricchiuta Emiliano Global Head of Kinder Products with Surprise, Ferrero
  • Catherine Lautier
    Catherine Lautier Catherine Global Head of Media, Danone
  • Cynthia López Cynthia
  • Christina Mallon
    Christina Mallon Christina Director of Inclusive Design, Microsoft
  • Delphine Malvy
    Delphine Malvy Delphine Senior Director Globa Family Marketing, McDonald's
  • Nicki Mason
    Nicki Mason Nicki Global Advertising Relationship Lead, BP
  • Victor Murthy
    Victor Murthy Victor Brand Planning Manager, Pernod Ricard
  • Friederike Offermanns
    Friederike Offermanns Friederike Global Brand Building Transformation and Capability Manager, Heineken
  • Melissa Ordóñez Melissa Assistant Brand Manager, Grupo Bimbo
  • Ricardo Perez Baez
    Ricardo Perez Baez Ricardo Global Marketing Communications Director, Grupo Bimbo
  • Surinder Phuller
    Surinder Phuller Surinder Senior Director Marketing Centre of Excellence, Hilton
  • Larisa Pircalabelu
    Larisa Pircalabelu Larisa Senior Manager Government & Public Affairs EMEA, LEGO
  • Michele Prota
    Michele Prota Michele Chief Talent Officer, Forsman & Bodenfors
  • Simona Rabsatt Butler
    Simona Rabsatt Butler Simona
  • Corey Reese
    Corey Reese Corey Vice President, Strategic Initiatives and Business Operations, Estée Lauder
  • Audrey Rodriguez
    Audrey Rodriguez Audrey Global ATL Buyer, Heineken
  • Jonathan Saw
    Jonathan Saw Jonathan Vice President, Head of Diversity & Inclusion, Pernod Ricard
  • Trevor Shah
    Trevor Shah Trevor Sustainability Director, L’Oréal
  • Georgi Simpkin
    Georgi Simpkin Georgi Sr. Global Manager Unstereotype, Unilever
  • Sonja Stockmann
    Sonja Stockmann Sonja Global Agency Manager NIVEA Communications
  • Kwame Taylor-Hayford
    Kwame Taylor-Hayford Kwame Co-founder, Kin
  • Annelise Thim
    Annelise Thim Annelise Social Impact and Sustainability | Equity and Inclusion | Gender Equality, AB InBev
  • Nendra van Wielink-Mohamed
    Nendra van Wielink-Mohamed Nendra Associate Director, Global Media, Kraft Heinz
  • Carol Vella
    Carol Vella Carol
  • Vanessa Vidad
    Vanessa Vidad Vanessa Diversity & Inclusion Co-Lead at ISBA
  • Grainne Wafer
    Grainne Wafer Grainne Global Marketing Director, Diageo
  • Celeste Warren
    Celeste Warren Celeste Vice President, Global Diversity & Inclusion Center of Excellence, Merck
  • Mason Williams
    Mason Williams Mason Senior Director Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, Mattel
  • Hesham Zafar
    Hesham Zafar Hesham Community Lead, Media Stewardship Board, World Economic Forum