Laura Maness Global CEO, Grey

In 2022, Laura Maness joined Grey as Global CEO, the first female since its founding. She solidified and galvanized a global leadership team focused on one vision—to deliver “Famously Effective” work—that resulted in record award wins, and industry honors. Prior to joining Grey, Laura was CEO of Havas New York where her inspired leadership drove a culture of purposeful growth and steered a turnaround that earned the agency numerous “Best Of” honors. She sits on several boards including the world’s largest NGO for orphaned and abandoned children (SOS Children’s Villages), and B Lab, the governing body of the B Corp Movement. The common thread is Laura’s belief that people genuinely have the power and the obligation to apply their minds and might to do good, in the workplace and in the world. She motivates others with the empathy, humility, and strength, and most importantly, leads by example.