Hearts & Science New Zealand’s CEO Jane Stanley has picked up first place at this year’s Woman Leading Change Awards in the Vision Leader category for building an agency during COVID-19.
While many leaders would be daunted by the task of building an agency from scratch during a global pandemic, and in an already established market, Stanley has done just that and with huge success.
Recent industry reporting (RECMA 2020) shows that Hearts & Science NZ has launched itself into the top 10 most significant media agencies in the market.
Stanley says: “It’s truly incredible to be recognised as a female leader across Asia Pacific and be amongst these amazing women nominated. Like so many business leaders, I learnt so much during COVID, often having to adapt my skills and experience to fit the new business reality.”
CEO at Omnicom Australia and New Zealand, Peter Horgan says: “Jane is building Hearts as a communications consultancy that is redefining how an agency can drive client growth. We are so proud that she has been recognised at WLCA for both her vision and achievements.”
The Women Leading Change Awards celebrate women who lead, inspire and motivate greatness across Asia-Pacific and champion the advancement of women in the marketing communications industry.
As part of Campaign’s programme to drive diversity and inclusion, the Awards have celebrated the achievements of hundreds of outstanding women, from business leaders and changemakers to trailblazers and rising stars from across Asia-Pacific’s marketing communications industry.
Hearts & Science NZ was launched in late 2019 as part of OMG’s global expansion of its third agency network.