We’re happy to share with the world that SaatchiNY’s very own SVP Management Director, Gina Christie, is set to be awarded a 2012 ADCOLOR Award in the category of Change Agent. The award celebrates prominent leaders of color and leading advocates of diversity in the Advertising, Marketing and Media industries. The Change Agent award in particular recognizes leaders that creatively and actively develop diversity in their industries, bringing unique perspectives together to create ideas that inspire loyalty.
A CRASH COURSE ON WHY GINA IS AWESOME
A native New Yorker, Christie joined the Saatchi & Saatchi NY family nearly five years ago. Her focus has been on driving brand growth and creating ideas worth sharing for top clients such as Olay and General Mills. Christie’s concern for the futures of those around her has driven her to lead Saatchi & Saatchi’s involvement with The Young Women’s Leadership School of East Harlem. The school provides low-income female students of color with an outstanding college-prep education and a personalized, dynamic, hands-on learning environment in which young women can thrive academically. Furthermore, she is an active member of the Saatchi & Saatchi Diversity Advisory Board and the Publicis W.A.T.E.R. Coalition (Women for Advancement, Transformation, Empowerment and Renewal), exemplifying her community leadership and ability to inspire others.
The ADCOLOR Awards ceremony is scheduled to take place at the Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas from October 18th through October 20th, 2012,