Creative leaders retreat

New Orleans, LA | February 7-8, 2020


Lauren Connolly & Dena Walker
ECD/Global Strategy/Global Innovation and Technology, BBDO

Lauren is currently an Executive Creative Director at BBDO New York. She joined BBDO New York in 2000 as a copywriter and has gone from writing for global accounts to leading them.

She has won and judged most major awards from Cannes to Webbys. She was twice named one of “The Most Creative Women in Advertising” by Business Insider. She was named AdAge’s “40 under 40”, Adweek’s “Young and Influential 20 Under 40”, and was an honoree at the inaugural MAKERS conference. In 2014, she was inducted into the prestigious Advertising Hall of Achievement. She is a founding member of BBDO’s Diversity Council, the Women in Leadership committee and has created work such as “Put Her On the Map”, an effort to memorialize female role models.

Originally from Pittsburgh, she now lives in Manhattan’s West Village where she is a published poet, sports fan and avid traveler struggling to keep a cactus alive.