Marcia Windross
Marcia Windross

Marcia Windross has joined W2O Group, the No. 1 independent healthcare PR firm, as head of diversity, equity and inclusion.

She did a nearly 13-year run as senior director for D&I at Interpublic Group, where she led its programming across more than 100 agencies.

Windross championed efforts to get people of color and women into the executive suite, led its diverse talent pipeline, built a mentoring culture, forged stakeholder partners and conducted the annual DE&I survey before leaving in 2019.

Earlier, Windross did a one-year run as senior human resources director at Bowne and worked six years at Citibank as VP-D&I. Most recently she was principal consultant at Reid Windross Consulting.

W2O also moved managing director Abby Hayes into the new post of practice leader, DE&I engagement.

Her job is to develop data-driven solutions that provide insights into issues such as COVID-19 health inequities and racial & socioeconomic health disparities.

Hayes joined W2O in 2017 after stops at Edelman, Weber Shandwick, Ogilvy PR and MSL Group.

Windross and Hayes report to Jennifer Gottlieb, W2O’s global president.