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

  • Belinda Smith
    Belinda Smith Belinda CEO, Americas, m/SIX
  • Jerry Daykin
    Jerry Daykin Jerry EMEA Senior Media Director, GSK

Taskforce members

  • Misel Ahom
    Misel Ahom Misel Global Director Diversity & Inclusion, Beiersdorf
  • Susan Akkad
    Susan Akkad Susan Senior Vice President, Local and Cultural Platforms, Corporate Innovation, Estée Lauder
  • Folake Ani-Mumuney
    Folake Ani-Mumuney Folake Chief Marketing Officer, Bank of Nigeria
  • Efrain Ayala
    Efrain Ayala Efrain Comms & Media Director Purpose, Diversity & Inclusion, Reckitt
  • Danielle Beltrao
    Danielle Beltrao Danielle Head of Diversity and Inclusion, Ferrero
  • Béatrice Bourdel-Grant
    Béatrice Bourdel-Grant Béatrice Strategic Marketing Communication Director, Bayer
  • Gian Maria Bruno Gian Maria Global B-Corp Director, Danone
  • Bobi Carley
    Bobi Carley Bobi Head of Media, ISBA
  • Crystal Collier
    Crystal Collier Crystal Global Digital Marketing Director, GSK
  • Katie Condon
    Katie Condon Katie Director, Global Strategy and Campaigns, McDonald's
  • Tamara Daltroff
    Tamara Daltroff Tamara EACA Director General & VoxComm President
  • Jerry Daykin
    Jerry Daykin Jerry EMEA Senior Media Director, GSK
  • Sara Denby
    Sara Denby Sara Head of the Unstereotype Alliance secretariat, UN Women
  • Colleen Funkey
    Colleen Funkey Colleen Executive Director Consumer Insights, Estée Lauder
  • Kate Gillingham
    Kate Gillingham Kate Senior Manager, Government & Public Affairs, EMEA, LEGO
  • Dale Green
    Dale Green Dale Global Brand Director, Mars
  • Eileen Hanna Eileen Baileys Marketing Manager Europe, Diageo
  • Jodi Harris
    Jodi Harris Jodi Global Vice President, Marketing Culture & Capabilities, AB InBev
  • Elspeth Ianson
    Elspeth Ianson Elspeth Strategic Communications Consultant, UN Women
  • Ismail Idode Omamegbe
    Ismail Idode Omamegbe Ismail Head, Media & External Relations, Bank of Nigeria
  • Dagmar Janke
    Dagmar Janke Dagmar Head of Global Nivea Communications
  • 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
  • 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
  • Christina Mallon
    Christina Mallon Christina Global Head of Inclusive Design and Digital Accessibility, Wunderman Thompson
  • Delphine Malvy
    Delphine Malvy Delphine Senior Director Globa Family Marketing, McDonald's
  • Joy Marini
    Joy Marini Joy Director, Women’s Health, J&J
  • Nicki Mason
    Nicki Mason Nicki Global Advertising Relationship Lead, BP
  • Julie May
    Julie May Julie Manager, Global Issues, McDonald's
  • Dimitrios Michailidis
    Dimitrios Michailidis Dimitrios Global Head of Brand & Creative Excellence, AB InBev
  • Larisa Pircalabelu
    Larisa Pircalabelu Larisa Senior Manager Government & Public Affairs EMEA, LEGO
  • Michele Prota
    Michele Prota Michele Chief Talent Officer, Forsman & Bodenfors
  • Putri Realita
    Putri Realita Putri Global Diversity & Inclusion Lead, Danone
  • Nipa Shah
    Nipa Shah Nipa Senior Global Brand Director, Unilever
  • Georgi Simpkin
    Georgi Simpkin Georgi Global Marketing – Unilever Brand
  • Rchel Simpson
    Rchel Simpson Rchel Senior Global Brand Manager - Unstereotype, Unilever
  • Belinda Smith
    Belinda Smith Belinda CEO, Americas, m/SIX
  • Sonja Stockmann
    Sonja Stockmann Sonja Global Agency Manager NIVEA Communications
  • Nance Tan
    Nance Tan Nance Vice President, Luxury Marketing, Asia Pacific, Coty
  • Kwame Taylor-Hayford
    Kwame Taylor-Hayford Kwame Co-founder, Kin
  • Eli Velez
    Eli Velez Eli Global Operations Lead, DDB
  • Vanessa Vidad
    Vanessa Vidad Vanessa Diversity & Inclusion Co-Lead at ISBA
  • Grainne Wafer
    Grainne Wafer Grainne Global Marketing Director, Diageo
  • Chris Ware
    Chris Ware Chris Global Business Lead PHD & Chair of EACA D&I Task Force
  • 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