Non-profit organization Women In Research (WIRe) has appointed four members to its 2023 Advisory Board - Jo Brockhurst, Shazia Ginai, Damon Jones and Cherie Leonard.
Founded in 2007 by Kristin Luck, WIRe aims to help women in the market research sector network and thrive, with more rising to CEO or other senior management positions, more starting their own research firms, and more choosing research as a career path.
New members of the Advisory Board are Brockhurst, Client Engagement Director at Kantar; Ginai who is Chief Growth Officer at Catalyx; Jones, VP, Community and Culture/Telephone Operations at Burke, Inc.; and Leonard, Head of North America Insights at Colgate-Palmolive. Brockhurst has been involved with WIRe for more than a decade, and launched a WIRe event series in Australia in 2014, which now covers Sydney, Melbourne and Perth; Ginai is Chair for CORe (Colour of Research) and a member of the MRS D&I Council; and Jones is Chair of Burke's Inclusion & Diversity Strategic team Kaleidoscope, and was also one of the 2021 WIRe MRX Diversity Champion award recipients.
At WIRe, the four will be tasked with guiding the non-profit strategically, while continuing to help it evolve its scope and mission. They take over from Danielle Todd, Roddy Knowles, Sima Vasa and Marion Elliott, who will retire as emeritus WIRe Board members in accordance with their term. WIRe MD Michelle Andre comments: 'This year's additions to the Advisory Board are excellent representations of the changing face of WIRe as an organization and of market research at large. Damon, Cherie, Jo and Shazia have been integral to our community, and I cannot wait to see how their wisdom and expertise steers us in the months ahead'.
Web site: www.womeninresearch.org .
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