It’s been a busy March for the women of Vested. SAE Seres Lu authored a byline for Markets Media, we announced that VP Jac Gogel was named a 2017 Rising PR Star by PR News, and SAE Emma Clarke celebrated International Women’s Day by recapping women’s progress in our industry and the incredible female role models Vested attracts and employs. Leading this charge are my fellow co-founders Binna Kim and Ishviene Arora. I’m excited to announce that, this month, Ishviene was named PR Executive of the Year at the Business Intelligence Group 2018 Public Relations and Marketing Excellence Awards. Binna won the same Executive of the Year honor last year. It’s clear that these are inspiring, impressive women shaping our firm, our people, and the industry at large.
Because it wasn’t just March that was busy. 2018 is already off to an impressive start, and the last three years have been much of the same. We’ve never been the kind of company to coast; and spearheading our rapid evolution are my fearless fellow leaders.
Under Ishviene’s leadership, Vested expanded its reach to the UK and completed the acquisition of London-based Templars Communications. The agency has continued to grow at an impressive rate, attracting innovative industry talent and was recently named to PRWeek’s much-coveted Best Places to Work ranking. Ishviene’s ability to turn a vision into a reality is second to none. She is multi-faceted and equally compassionate as she is fierce. She’s an incredibly effective COO, a passionate advocate for her clients’ interests, and an engaged mentor. She cultivates excellence.
The Public Relations and Marketing Excellence Awards were launched to reward public relations agencies, departments and people whose work delivers exceptional performance and innovative approaches. Judges for this annual award looked at individuals and organizations who largely go unrecognized for helping to build great brands and products of world-class organizations.