Weber Shandwick’s Judith Harrison Named to Savoy Magazine’s 2014 List of Top Influential Women in Corporate America
NEW YORK, Oct. 17, 2014 – Judith Harrison, senior vice president of Staffing and Diversity & Inclusion at Weber Shandwick, one of the world’s leading global public relations firms, has been named to Savoy Magazine’s list of 2014 Top Influential Women in Corporate America for the second time in three years.
Savoy Magazine showcases and drives positive dialogue on and about black culture across entertainment, sports, business, politics, design and style. Its annual list honors women executives whose accomplishments impact their companies as well as their communities, celebrating those who “lead by example” and noting that “[r]ole modeling is one of the most effective tools for developing a diverse base of future leaders and empowering them within Corporate America.”
“Judith has done an incredible job in making diversity and inclusion an integral part of our culture at Weber Shandwick,” said Andy Polansky, Chief Executive Officer, Weber Shandwick. “Her efforts have not only strengthened and inspired our firm and our industry, but also the next generation of industry leaders to whom she commits so much time and energy. We congratulate Judith on this terrific and well-deserved honor.”
As senior vice president of Staffing and Diversity & Inclusion at Weber Shandwick, Harrison leads the development and execution of diversity and inclusion strategies for the firm. She is president of New York Women in Communications Foundation, which cultivates future leaders in communications by providing scholarships, professional development and mentoring, and serves on the boards of PRSA Foundation, which works to increase diversity in public relations, and New York Women’s Agenda, where she steered the New York Women’s Business Principles initiative. She also is on the advisory board of the Ron Brown Scholar Program, which provides scholarships and leadership opportunities for young African Americans of outstanding promise.
About Weber Shandwick
Weber Shandwick is a leading global public relations firm with offices in 81 countries. The firm’s diverse team of thinkers, strategists, analysts, producers, designers, developers and campaign activators has won the most prestigious awards in the world for innovative, creative approaches and impactful work, including being honored as a 2014 Ad Age A-List Agency, The Holmes Report’s 2014 Global Agency of the Year, and winning 23 Cannes Lions together with its Prime unit since 2009. Weber Shandwick was also named PRWeek’s International Consultancy of the Year and The Holmes Report’s Best Healthcare Consultancy in the World in 2013, in addition to earning numerous best place to work accolades. The firm deploys deep expertise across sectors and specialty areas, including consumer marketing, corporate reputation, healthcare, technology, public affairs, financial services, corporate social responsibility, financial communications and crisis management, using proprietary social, digital and analytics methodologies. Weber Shandwick is part of the Interpublic Group (NYSE: IPG). For more information, visit http://www.webershandwick.com.