Jacki Kelley honored for women’s leadership

Coinciding with International Women’s Day, Bloomberg Media Chief Operating Officer Jacki Kelley was honored today by the United Way of New York City’s Women’s Leadership Council, at its Power of Women to Make a Difference Award luncheon.

The award marks the achievements of outstanding women leaders who also have a deep commitment to supporting their communities.  In addition to an impressive collection of awards for her game-changing work in advertising and media, Kelley has long been recognized for her leadership in diversity and inclusion – including leading New York Women in Communications, an organization which serves women across the full arc of their careers, as President of its board of directors.

That community-driven ethic accords with the core mission of United Way of New York City’s Women’s Leadership Council, which especially champions education campaigns such as ReadNYC and has raised more than $5 million in support of UWNYC’s youth empowerment initiatives.

It has also infused efforts such as MAKERS @Bloomberg, which kicked off International Women’s Day at Bloomberg headquarters in New York last night. There, Bloomberg Global Head of Diversity and Inclusion Erika Irish Brown, Bloomberg Businessweek Editor Megan Murphy and Bloomberg Media CEO Justin Smith sat down to discuss the importance of driving better outcomes for women in the workplace and our society.


Makers @ Bloomberg honorees Megan Murphy, Editor of Bloomberg Businessweek, and Erika Irish Brown, Bloomberg Global Head of Diversity and Inclusion, share insights with Bloomberg Media CEO Justin Smith. Photo: Mark Feghali/Bloomberg

“It is such an honor to be recognized by an organization that I have admired my entire life, and by a group of fearless, focused females that are the Women’s Leadership Council,” Kelley said at the Power of Women to Make a Difference event. “You are compassionate champions of progress and it is such a privilege to be a part of your mission.”

Today, we’re celebrating not only Kelley’s achievements, but those of women around the world – and the support that organizations like the United Way and Bloomberg provide to drive the conversations and build the tools that create positive change.

– Jen Robinson | March 8, 2017