How to be a Pioneer with Karen Blackett OBE, Country Manager at WPP

On this episode, we sit down with Karen Blackett OBE to discuss overcoming barriers, work-life balance and the influence athletics has had on her career.

Who is Karen Blackett OBE?

Karen Blackett OBE is a business leader with 25 years of experience in the marketing communications industry.

As UK Country Manager for WPP, the global creative transformation company based in 112 countries, she oversees WPP’s second-largest market and the 14,000 people working across its operating brands in the UK.

Karen was a DIT Business Ambassador for No.10, is one of four external advisors helping to diversify the Civil Service, and was appointed Race Equality Business Champion by the Prime Minister as part of the Race at Work Charter in October 2018, helping businesses address inequality at all levels.

Karen received an OBE in 2014 for services to media and communications, and in 2019 she was honored by the professional body, IPA, in recognition of her outstanding services to the advertising industry.