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Interpublic's Director of Diversity & Inclusion Receives Prestigious Honor
New York, NY - March 13, 2013 - Marcia Windross, Director of Diversity &
Inclusion at the Interpublic Group (NYSE: IPG) is being honored at the 43(rd)
Annual National Salute to Black Achievers in Industry Awards ceremony tonight at
the New York Marriott Marquis Hotel, hosted by the Harlem YMCA. The award
honors the achievements of black professionals nationally. Windross is being
recognized for her professional achievements, contributions to the community and
for serving as a role model to the next generation of leaders.
In her role as a Director of Diversity & Inclusion at IPG, Windross is an
integral part of helping IPG achieve its goal of being among the world's most
inclusive companies. Her responsibilities include overseeing IPG's annual
for Inclusion Survey, which measures employee reactions to company D&I
programs; developing and managing a mentoring culture throughout the network;
providing support for IPG's Business Resources Groups; fostering relationships
with community organizations, colleges and universities and working with IPG
agencies to develop tailored D & I solutions.
Windross serves on several community boards including the Harlem YMCA. She was
recently elected as President of her alumnae association for Montego Bay High
School for Girls in Jamaica W.I.
Windross recently published her first book, Finally Reid - The Extraordinary
Testimonies of An Ordinary Woman. She holds a Masters degree in Organizational
Psychology with a concentration in Human Resources Management from Columbia
University, and a Bachelor's degree in Psychology from New York University.
"We are pleased to honor Marcia as a distinguished guest at this year's Black
Achievers in Industry Award ceremony for her extraordinary community leadership
and professional accomplishments," said Tiffeny Forrest, Executive Director of
the Harlem YMCA. "This annual gala applauds exceptional black leaders nationwide
and celebrates their role in nurturing our next generation of leaders."
Since 1971, this annual awards ceremony has commended black achievers in
industry, both for their corporate leadership and for their service to the
community. The event continues to act as a channel for the Harlem YMCA,
corporations and local organizations to come together in providing mentoring
programs, scholarships and other opportunities for future black achievers.
These collective efforts are instrumental in inspiring and guiding future
leaders amongst the youth and teens of the Harlem community.
The proceeds of the event support the Harlem YMCA's Black Achievers in Industry
(BAI) Corporate Scholarship Program, which provides direct support to motivated
African-American New York City high school students pursuing higher education.
To date, the Corporate Scholarship Program has awarded 480 scholarships, or
nearly $1.2 million in funds, to supplement educational costs. A goal has been
established to award 55 individual $2,500 scholarships in 2013. The BAI Mentor
program connects motivated New York City teens with successful professional
adults, aiming to realize the full potential of young people through a variety
of academic and social resources and experiences.
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Interpublic is one of the world's leading organizations of advertising agencies
and marketing services companies. Major global brands include Draftfcb,
FutureBrand, GolinHarris International, Huge, Initiative, Jack Morton Worldwide,
Lowe and Partners, MAGNA GLOBAL, McCann, Momentum, MRM, Octagon, R/GA, UM and
Weber Shandwick. Leading domestic brands include Campbell Ewald; Campbell
Mithun; Carmichael Lynch; Deutsch, a Lowe and Partners Company; Gotham Inc.;
Hill Holliday; ID Media; Mullen and The Martin Agency. For more information,
please visit www.interpublic.com.
About the YMCA of Greater New York
The YMCA of Greater New York is, and always will be, dedicated to building
healthy, confident, connected and secure children, adults, families and
communities. With a focus on youth development, healthy living and social
responsibility, the Y nurtures the potential of every youth and teen, improves
New York City's health and well-being and provides opportunities to give back
and support neighbors. In scores of neighborhoods across the five boroughs and
its camp upstate, the Y makes accessible the support and opportunities that
empower more than 400,000 New Yorkers to learn, grow and thrive. Visit
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