Art with heart

Art with heart

It’s over 30 years since the Turner Prize was set up and it’s still creating a stir. Known for awarding some of the most exciting, intriguing and controversial artists its monetary prize and prime real estate at the Tate, the Prize has also consistently drawn the attention of the media who simultane...

by Sairah Ashman - 15 Dec 2015

Women who partner, can.

Women who partner, can.

Last week, the global TEDWomen conference took place and I hosted a TEDx event to support it.  The theme this year was ‘momentum’ - how to create it and make a difference in the world. For me – and for us at Wolff Olins – we think the best way to make a difference in the world is through partnership...

by Sairah Ashman - 04 Jun 2015

Five questions with Fabiola Gianotti

Five questions with Fabiola Gianotti

Fabiola Gianotti is a particle physicist at CERN, the European laboratory for particle physics in Switzerland generally accepted as one of the greatest research centres in the world. In 2012, she announced that the ATLAS experiment at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) had discovered the Higgs boson, t...

by Sairah Ashman - 19 Mar 2015

Omniwomen

Omniwomen

About 6 months ago an email dropped into my inbox asking if I’d like to get involved in launching the UK chapter of Omniwomen… On Thursday 5th March, 170 fast rising women rocked up for a day of learning, laughter and discourse around what it takes to lead authentically, inclusively and effectively....

by Sairah Ashman - 19 Mar 2015

5 questions with...

5 questions with...

Continuing a series of interviews with inspiring female leaders, Wolff Olins’ global COO, Sairah Ashman, interviews Noreena Hertz. Noreena Hertz is an English author, economist and campaigning academic. Noreena played an influential role in the development of (RED), an innovative commercial model t...

by Sairah Ashman - 18 Nov 2014

A new way of leading?

A new way of leading?

I was recently in Budapest talking at the Association for Coaching’s  international conference. They’re a not-for-profit organisation focused on improving and extending the capabilities of the coaching profession worldwide. It was a thoughtful and brainy bunch as you’d imagine. I was invited along ...

by Sairah Ashman - 11 Nov 2014

Coaching counts

Coaching counts

Today, Sairah Ashman, Global COO of Wolff Olins, is speaking in Budapest at the Association for Coaching’s 5th International Conference. It may seem strange for a creative outfit best known for branding and design to have a say on coaching, but it is vital to how we work with clients and amongst ou...

by Sairah Ashman - 30 Oct 2014

Five questions with Patty McCord

Five questions with Patty McCord

Continuing a series of interviews with inspiring female leaders, Wolff Olins’ global COO, Sairah Ashman, interviews Patty McCord . 

by Sairah Ashman - 14 Oct 2014

Out and about in London

Out and about in London

Dirty Rotten Socials - Design Like You Give a Damn from Matter&Co on Vimeo.

by Sairah Ashman - 30 Jun 2014

Five questions with Nadra Shah

Five questions with Nadra Shah

This interview is one of a series of interviews with inspiring women by our global COO Sairah Ashman. Nadra Shah is Director of Development at The House of St Barnabas, a charity that supports London’s homeless back into work through their unique employment academy, which operates at the heart of t...

by Sairah Ashman - 26 Jun 2014

From ME to WE?

From ME to WE?

I imagine we’re all pretty familiar with the Quantified Self movement by now and perhaps it’s already helping you sleep better, exercise more regularly and bore everyone with your latest stats on Facebook. So what happens when we make this a communal activity and use data monitoring to inform our b...

by Sairah Ashman - 16 Jun 2014

From follower to leader

From follower to leader

Are you an ambitious future leader at the beginning of your career?

by Sairah Ashman - 04 Mar 2014

Five questions with Elisa Steele

Five questions with Elisa Steele

In the tenth of a series of interviews with inspiring women, our global COO Sairah Ashman interviews Elisa Steele, Executive Vice President of Strategy and CMO, Jive Software.  Elisa joined Jive at the beginning of the year in a global role responsible for strategy, branding, marketing and corporat...

by Sairah Ashman - 03 Mar 2014

Five questions with... Eva Eisenschimmel

Five questions with... Eva Eisenschimmel

In the ninth of a series of interviews with inspiring women, our global COO Sairah Ashman interviews Eva Eisenschimmel, Group Director of Culture at Lloyds Banking Group. Eva is focused on supporting efforts to re-build employee trust in 20 of the UK’s leading banking brands. She joined Lloyds Bank...

by Sairah Ashman - 08 Jan 2014

Five questions with Katja Seidenschnur

Five questions with Katja Seidenschnur

In the eighth of a series of interviews with inspiring female leaders, Wolff Olins’ global COO, Sairah Ashman, interviews Katja Seidenschnur. Katja Seidenschnur is responsible for the Nescafé Dolce Gusto business in Europe, the next billionaire brand at Nestlé. Nescafé Dolce Gusto is a portioned co...

by Sairah Ashman - 06 Nov 2013

Five questions with Maureen Sullivan

Five questions with Maureen Sullivan

In the seventh of series of interviews with inspiring female leaders, Wolff Olins’ global COO, Sairah Ashman, interviews Maureen Sullivan.   Maureen is the senior vice-president and general manager of women’s content and lifestyle brands at AOL. She is one of the key leaders at AOL, developing and ...

by Sairah Ashman - 03 Oct 2013

Five questions with... Carolyn Dailey

Five questions with... Carolyn Dailey

In the sixth of a series of interviews with inspiring female leaders, Wolff Olins’ global COO, Sairah Ashman, interviews Carolyn Dailey. Carolyn is one of the most influential figures in the creative industries, currently founder and CEO of The Dailey Partnership, the strategy and branding boutiqu...

by Sairah Ashman - 09 Sep 2013

Five questions with Diane Morgan

Five questions with Diane Morgan

In the fifth in a series of interviews with inspiring female leaders, Wolff Olins’ global COO, Sairah Ashman, interviews Diane Morgan. Diane is a global business education leader.  What are the most significant shifts influencing your business?

by Sairah Ashman - 07 Aug 2013

Five questions with... Sarah Lacy

Five questions with... Sarah Lacy

In the fourth of a series of interviews with inspiring female leaders, Wolff Olins’ global COO, Sairah Ashman, interviews Sarah Lacy. Sarah is the founder of PandoDaily, the site-of-record for the Silicon Valley startup ecosystem and everything that springs up from it.

by Sairah Ashman - 24 Jul 2013