The Drum relaunches women’s leadership podcast with global scope

By The Drum | Editorial

March 8, 2017 | 3 min read

The Drum, in celebration of International Women’s Day, has relaunched its women’s leadership podcast with a global scope.

In line with The Drum’s global ambition, Exceptional Women of the World (EWOW) will hear stories from women across the globe and celebrate their lives, work and achievements.

"I’m extremely excited about taking this show to a wider audience," said Doug Zanger, The Drum’s Americas editor and creator of the show. "The initial show, Exceptional Women Out West, was, candidly, due to my geography in Portland, Oregon — but there has been great interest from our UK home, growing Asia region and the rest of the Americas to give this important spotlight a more global scope."

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"Doug has great passion for diversity and equality," said Gordon Young, The Drum’s co-founder and editor-in-chief. "We fully support his passion for sharing these stories and look forward to engaging a wider community and partners to see it through to the next step — including taking it on the road to live audiences around the world."

Built with an "audio magazine" format, EWOW is designed to take a deeper look into the motivations and ideas of women who are making a difference in advertising, marketing, branding, entertainment — any discipline the industry touches both directly and indirectly. Zanger will continue as the main host, but other talent from The Drum will take on hosting duties as the show continues its global evolution.

The first show in the relaunch features Margaret Keene, executive creative director at MullenLowe in Los Angeles.

Other upcoming guests include Pam Sullivan, Maxus LA managing director; Susan Franceschini, ThinkLA executive director; Pam Scheideler, Deutsch chief digital officer; Karen King, Spawn Ideas, president and chief executive; Kathleen Prior-Louis, SteelHouse vice-president head of talent; Liz Valentine, Swift co-founder and chief executive; Paige Campbell, Grady Britton president and partner; Gladys Kong, UberMedia chief executive; and Constance DeCherney, TDA_Boulder director of strategy.

"It is such a treat to be able to spend some time talking to these truly amazing women," said Zanger. "What began as a passion project many years ago continues to evolve into something I am really proud of. My hope is that sharing these stories inspires women, men …really anyone in the industry, no matter where they are, no matter what they do."

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