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Celebrating the women of dentsu X on International Women's Day


March 7, 2024

As we gear up for International Women's Day, we're excited to highlight the incredible women in our dentsu X family. This year, in line with the theme of #InspireInclusion, we've connected with women across all our markets to delve into their stories, glean career advice, explore their hopes for the future, and honor the women who inspire them most. 

From overcoming challenges to seizing opportunities, these women have made their mark with grit and determination. Their stories serve as reminders of the strength and impact of female leaders in our community and beyond. 

Let's celebrate their achievements and reaffirm our commitment to creating an environment where every woman can thrive. Here's to empowering women, not just on International Women's Day, but every day. 


Tell us about a woman who has inspired you along the way and why.  

My first manager, Marta Montes Samper. She is a true inspiration to me. Her influence motivates me to reach higher and dream bigger.” Victoria Naumova, Senior Account Executive, dentsu X Global 

“Surrounded by incredible women, from my nurturing mom to inspiring friends, empowering boss, and supportive colleagues, I am continually shaped into a more confident and independent individual. Their collective influence forms a strong foundation for my personal and professional growth. A heartfelt thank you and a big hug to each of these amazing women who contributes to making me the person I am today.” Prerna Sagvekar, Senior Executive, dentsu X India 

“Merlee Jayme, Nonna Nanagas, Gladys Basinillo. It's been my dream to build a tribe of my own, a tribe of successful women supporting each other.” Nida Estrella, Assosiate General Manager, dentsu X Philippines 

“Oprah Winfrey, she just doesn't stop despite the enormous obstacles she has faced.” Adekemi Alegbeleye, GM and COO, dentsu X Nigeria 

“My Mom, she's my inspiration every day. We came from a very simple family, and she really worked hard to send me to college and support me to where I am right now. In our work, challenges and difficulties are evident (most of the times, haha) and during these times, I always remind myself to not give up and continue to try and try, just how my Mom did it. If she can, I can definitely can.” Bernadeth Solomon, Communications Planning Manager, dentsu X Philippines 


What do you wish you'd known when you were younger? 

“You have to be uncomfortable sometimes in order to grow.” Kris Ama, Marketing Executive, dentsu X APAC 

“Mistakes are avenues for learning, and they must never define who we are.” Jousch Parra, Media Manager, dentsu X Philippines 

“Fear is healthy, but overcoming it quickly is essential.” Jenny Monteiro, Deputy Managing Director, dentsu X France 

“It's ok to take the road less travelled, to take risks and take on scary changes in life to help you grow.” Illin Rodriguez, Associate Media Director, dentsu X Philippines 

“Learn from the people around you.” Manushi Senanayake, Media Director, dentsu X Si Lanka 


What's the best piece of advice you've ever received? 

“Keep going even when you encounter obstacles.” Pavla Hajnova, Managing Director, dentsu X Czech Republic 

“First take care of yourself, and then you can take care of others around you.” Ülle Pung, Account Executive, dentsu X Estonia 

“I'm not behind, I'm learning and I'm on track. I may be far from my goals, but I'm already miles away from where I started.” Bernadeth Solomon, Communications Planning Manager, dentsu X Philippines 

“There is no one-size-fits-all solution; we must each establish our own unique approach. Because occupations and titles will vary, get to know yourself and your own ideals.” Sakshi Kohli Mehta, Senior Business Director, dentsu X India 

“It is our wounds that make us the perfect healers. Embrace your scars.” Adekemi Alegbeleye, GM and COO, dentsu X Nigeria 

“If you want something for yourself, just start and do not wait for something grand to begin the process.” Jeanhel Pablo, Digital Strategist, dentsu X Philippines 


What is your hope for women in the next 5 years? 

“My wish is that we continue to work for full equality.” Elisa Brustoloni, CEO, dentsu X Spain 

“To be more empowered, recognized, and celebrated.” Paula Babista, Account Manager, dentsu X Philippines 

“I want to see more doors wide open. I hope for a landscape where women effortlessly navigate and thrive in diverse roles, breaking glass ceilings without second thoughts. Let's foster a world where their potential isn't hindered by biases, where opportunities are abundant, and where every woman feels empowered to lead, create, and contribute in whatever field she chooses.” Sakshi Kohli Mehta, Senior Business Director, dentsu X India 

“To feel more empowered and to receive fair treatment and equal opportunities.” Illin Rodriguez, Assosiate Media Director, dentsu X Philippines 

“I want to see more female leaders on top. Women leaders who don't have to behave like a man, but lead with gravitas, merit, calmness and empathy.” Winnie Chenhead, Partner - Head of iProspect Malaysia 

“I hope women will continue to inspire and create more innovations for our country.“ Monique Ramos, Senior Account Manager, dentsu X Philippines