By Charlotte McEleny, Asia Editor

January 21, 2016 | 2 min read

Diversity is a hot topic for the media and marketing industries, but walking the walk is another matter. Not for Hamish Nicklin, however. The recently appointed Guardian chief revenue officer accepted the challenge proposed by Helen Weisinger, managing partner of Hey Human and Brave, to walk - quite literally - in her shoes.

The challenge is part of a video series, produced by The Drum and Contented Brands, which asks successful women to talk about their inspirations and challenges, finally nominating a man from the industry to take a walk in their shoes.

In this episode Weisinger discusses her inspirations, such as Sheryl Sandberg who gave a moving talk at a WACL event, and talks around some of the issues that women in the industry face.

She said “Donald Trump” was what sexism meant for her, explaining that it was “any kind of superiority, whether that be attitudinally or behaviourally.”

In selecting Nicklin as the man to walk in her shoes, Weisinger, said: “ He is an incredible person who is a big supporter of women, he is the only person I know that has sat on a diversity panel in a room full of 150 women, for that itself should be enough.”

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