SPOTLIGHT: RO KALONAROS
Global Director, Content & Culture, Omnicom Group
Ro Kalonaros is Omnicom’s Global Director of Content and Culture, where she strategically connects the 70,000+ employee network around culture, intelligence, clients, and shared resources for growth. She launched OMC Hive, Omnicom’s internal knowledge-sharing platform, and advises cross-functional teams at the holding company and agency levels.
With a past life in magazine publishing, she continues to put pen to paper for major publications, sharing her thoughts on leadership, culture, marketing, and LGBTQ+ advocacy. Her expertise in these topics has brought her to stages like Cannes Lions and Advertising Week, and has earned her podcasts with Adweek and within Omnicom. Recognized as Forbes’ 30 Under 30, Advertising Week’s Future is Female, Campaign’s Female Frontier, and more, she aims to use her platform to drive impact by telling diverse stories in fresh and imaginative ways. She is happiest when she is helping others and does so through mentorship and professional development for young talent in the industry and as a board member of Do the WeRQ. When Ro is offline, you’ll likely find her fine-tuning her first fiction novel or paddling out for a surf.