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Celebrating Women’s History Month

Celebrating Women’s History Month

At Lockard & Wechsler Direct, we’re honored to be part women-owned and proud to have a workforce that is 50% female. With March being Women’s History Month, we had no shortage of fantastic females to feature. Throughout the month we took to LinkedIn, Instagram, and Facebook to spotlight some of the extraordinary women who make LWD shine. Here’s a compilation of all the empowering quotes we shared:

Rachel Wilders

VP, Group Account Director | 18 years with LWD

“Over the last 18 years at LWD I’ve been able to launch my advertising and marketing career and work my way from an assistant to VP, Group Account Director. I’ve been fortunate to contribute to the growth of a successful agency, cultivate strong relationships, and leverage my experience to help others. At LWD I’ve had the privilege to be surrounded by an abundance of female mentors and have thrived working under the guidance of strong female leadership. My biggest accomplishment is my family and raising my two young daughters, whom I strive to be a positive role model for when it comes to achieving the successes of career and motherhood.”

Stephanie Sfaelos

VP, Planning |12 years with LWD

“I joined the LWD planning team in an assistant role just a year out of college, and now 12 years later I’m VP of Planning. I’ve learned and grown so much over time strategizing, executing and managing accounts on a wide range of campaigns – even developing some splashy sponsorships with the NFL Draft, MLB Opening Day, and WWE. Having a 60% female executive team is incredibly inspiring and I’m grateful for the trusting, respectful and supportive culture the entire LWD team has built. I’ve forged some amazing relationships and can’t wait to see what the future holds!”

Taber Harris

VP, Director of Business Intelligence | 13 years with LWD

“I’m grateful to have such a collaborative role at the agency and to be working with so many inspiring colleagues. LWD has some incredible female leaders that consistently provide an example for professional and personal growth. Having such great role models has driven me to pay it forward by supporting others in their career paths.”

Megan Kennedy

SVP, Client Services | 20 years with LWD

“This industry has given me the opportunity to grow as a media professional and think outside of the box. The video marketplace trends are constantly changing, forcing new thinking. It’s this dynamic mindset that has helped me succeed both as a team player and a leader. I am fortunate to be part of an organization that empowers women to be leaders and forward thinkers.”

Bryanne Marrone

VP, Group Account Director | 16 years with LWD

“Over the last 16 years, I have learned from, been supported by, and worked closely with some truly amazing women. I’m grateful for Asieya Pine who has served as a role model for me, guiding me on my career path from the assistant level up to VP. I also have been fortunate enough to have collaborated with and helped scale female-led accounts such as Tranzact and Endurance.”

Cassie McCann

VP, Client Services | 13 years with LWD

“It’s been extremely rewarding to learn and grow alongside team members who I first started with as assistants and now are all VP’s. We’ve celebrated so many major life milestones with one another, both professionally and personally. LWD has a solid group of female leaders who take challenges in stride and serve as encouraging role models. I’m also grateful to have formed such strong relationships with legacy accounts, who I have worked with throughout my entire LWD career.”

Catherina Somai

VP, Video Planning | 15 years with LWD

“It’s exciting to be a part of an ever-evolving industry! I’m grateful to have grown with it, having started at the assistant level on the Linear TV side and now working with our growing CTV team. I am honored to work with so many incredible women, who have supported and guided me through my career journey over the last 15 years.”

Jessica Davis

VP, Planning | 13 years with LWD

“I started my career with LWD straight out of college nearly 13 years ago. Over this time, I’ve been privileged to work with and learn from some of the most talented women in this industry. The supportive and collaborative environment that LWD has, and continues to cultivate, has been tremendously impactful in moving my career path forward. From Planning to Buying, Accounting to Media Ops and beyond, every single department at the agency is led or guided by accomplished women and I’m extremely fortunate to be able to work with so many of them everyday.”

Kaitlin Sumner

VP, Research & Insights | 12 years with LWD

“I’ve had such a wonderful experience working at LWD over the last 12 years, growing from an assistant to now VP level and building close relationships with colleagues and clients. Our company culture is incredibly supportive and encourages learning and curiosity, aspects I’ve made a point to share with others. I’m grateful to have such a fulfilling role where I can impact not only my colleagues but also offer valuable insights that directly influence the success of our clients’ campaigns.”

LWD is immensely grateful for ALL our amazing women who continue to shape us and make our agency successful every day!

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