New JWT CEO Doesn't Think Agencies Will Solve Their Diversity Problem Anytime Soon

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CANNES, France—Tamara Ingram assumed the top role of chairman/CEO at J. Walter Thompson Worldwide in a tumultuous period following the departure of her predecessor Gustavo Martinez.

Ninety days into her new job, she tells Adweek that she has a clear vision for the organization moving forward and that she has already moved to double down on her efforts to increase diversity. This is a topic she believes the ad industry at large will continue discussing for the foreseeable future—however difficult resulting conversations may turn out to be.

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