MARC PRITCHARD JOINS VITAL VOICES GLOBAL PARTNERSHIP BOARD OF DIRECTORS

7/30/2019, 3:00 PM (Source: GlobeNewswire)

Washington, DC, July 30, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Vital Voices Global Partnership is proud to announce the addition of Marc Pritchard, Chief Brand Officer for Procter and Gamble (P&G), to its Board of Directors effective June 2019. Pritchard joins the Board following his recognition with the Vital Voices Solidarity Award, honoring remarkable men who have shown courage and compassion in advocating on behalf of women and girls around the world, in December 2018. 

“We are honored to welcome Marc to our dynamic Board of Directors,” said Vital Voices President and CEO Alyse Nelson. “Our Board’s leadership is the guiding force behind our work to empower women leaders around the world. Marc’s pursuit of a gender-inclusive and gender-equal world, his commitment to changing the narrative around women’s representation in media, and his work advocating on behalf of women and girls through the brands in one of the world’s biggest consumer companies make him an invaluable source of knowledge and experience for us to draw from as we take our organization to the next level.”

As the Chief Brand Officer for P&G, Pritchard has fueled the company’s marketing and advertising strategy with a belief that brands can provide high-performing products while also being a force for good. Under Pritchard’s guidance, P&G has championed diversity and equality by using the voice of P&G brands in advertising to promote gender equality, and launched several initiatives to fuel gender inclusivity such as the Queen Collective, an effort to accelerate gender and racial equality behind the camera.

In addition to his work with P&G, Pritchard is a staunch advocate for inclusivity in the advertising industry. As the newly appointed co-chair for the Association of National Advertisers’ #SeeHer Initiative, Pritchard is helping to drive the movement’s worldwide expansion, which includes adoption of the successful Gender Equality Measurement tool to measure advertisements for gender bias in 14 countries.  

“It is an honor to be chosen to serve on the Vital Voices Board of Directors, because it is important for men to step up and join forces with women to take action to advance gender equality,” said Marc Pritchard, P&G Chief Brand Officer. “While progress is being made, there is so much more we need to do individually and collectively to be agents of change and ultimately push beyond the tipping point to achieve gender equality.” 

His appointment increases the size of the Vital Voices Board to 31 Members. The Vital Voices Board of Directors now includes:

  • Beth Brooke-Marciniak, Chair of the Board
  • V. Sue Molina, Vice Chair of the Board
  • Alyse Nelson, President and CEO
  • Susan Ann Davis, Chair Emeritus
  • Donna Cochran McLarty, Co-Founder and Vice Chair Emeritus
  • Huma Abedin
  • Blythe Brenden
  • Tina Brown
  • Elizabeth Buchanan
  • Kristin Campbell
  • Ashley Davis
  • Lorena Díaz Quijano
  • Sonnie Dockser
  • Nina Easton
  • Cindy Eckert
  • Sally Field
  • Kate James
  • Chandra Jessee
  • Amb. Craig Johnstone
  • Donna Langley
  • Geraldine Laybourne
  • Sagra Maceira de Rosen
  • Marlene Malek
  • Susan Ness
  • Marc Pritchard
  • Bozoma Saint John
  • Megan Smith
  • Roselyne Swig
  • Jennifer Taylor
  • Dr. Rosita Van Coevorden
  • Diane von Furstenberg

 

ABOUT MARC PRITCHARD

Marc Pritchard is responsible for P&G’s brand building worldwide. He sets the company’s multi-billion-dollar media, marketing and advertising strategies, and leads marketing innovations that guide the future of brand building for P&G’s portfolio of trusted brands. 

Marc is a veteran of P&G for more than three decades, joining the company in 1982 as a cost analyst, followed by a move into marketing in 1987 on the Sure anti-perspirant/deodorant brand. He has more than 25 years of progressive experience in the Beauty, Health and Personal Care categories, which earned his appointment to President of Global Cosmetics and Personal Care in 2003. Known for his pioneering approach to product and commercial innovation, Marc also served as President of Global Strategy for two years, driving expanded productivity and growth opportunities for P&G. He was appointed P&G’s Chief Marketing Officer in 2008.

As P&G’s top brand builder, Marc believes in the power of brands to serve people with the best-performing products while also being a force for good through ethics and responsibility, community impact, diversity and inclusion, gender equality and environmental sustainability. He continually leads P&G’s brand building reinvention and is a leading voice in the media, marketing, advertising and creative industries.

 

ABOUT VITAL VOICES

Vital Voices Global Partnership is an international non-profit organization that identifies and partners with creative and fearless women leaders around the world. Vital Voices searches the world for women leaders with daring vision for change, then partners with them to make that vision a reality. We provide them with capacity building, skills training, grants, access to a network of their peers, mentorship, visibility, recognition and guidance to accelerate change on a global scale. 

For more than 20 years, Vital Voices has invested in women leaders from over 180 countries and territories. We are venture catalysts, supporting women who advance economic opportunity, increase political and public engagement, end gender-based violence and promote human rights. Vital Voices connects women already solving problems in their communities and equips them with the tools they need to incite global, positive change and accelerate shared progress for all. Visit www.vitalvoices.org to learn more.

Lizzie Kubo Kirschenbaum
Vital Voices
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lizziekubokirschenbaum@vitalvoices.org
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