FORA.tv Speaker - Janet Kestin

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Biography

Along with Nancy Vonk, Janet Kestin is co-founder of Swim, a creative leadership lab designed to create fearless leaders. They were Co-Chief Creative Officers of Ogilvy Toronto from 1998 to 2011. They led their office to two Cannes Grand Prix, a Grand Clio and Best of Show at the Creativity Awards for work like Dove “Evolution” and “Diamond Shreddies". Janet has judged Cannes, Clios, CA, The One Show, and D&AD. She and Nancy were included in Creativity magazine’s Top 50 Creative People of 2008, and named advertising Women of the Year at the WIN Awards and the AWNY Awards in 2007. In 2011 they were inducted into Canada’s “Marketing Hall of Legends.” In 2012 they were included in Advertising Age Magazine’s 100 Most Influential Women in Advertising.

Nancy and Janet write industry advice column “Ask Jancy” on ad site ihaveanidea.org, and penned Adweek book Pick Me, now a staple in advertising schools from Texas to Turkey. They are currently writing a HarperCollins career guide for women.

Janet is part of The Leadership Collective, an Ad Age organization that teaches creative thinking to marketers.

1 Program

Blowing Up the Business Rules That Hold You Back

10.16.13 | 00:42:21 min | 0 comments