Margenett is the Chief Inclusion & Diversity Officer for IPG DXTRA and leads the Office of Business Relevance, Inclusion & Equity (OBRIE) with a charter to drive alignment, collaboration, and business growth through the lens of diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) across IPG DXTRA’s collective of agency brands.
Prior to joining IPG DXTRA, Margenett served as Chief Inclusion & Diversity Officer for Golin, where she had a remarkable impact on Golin’s inclusion and diversity efforts. Most notably championing efforts to embed inclusion and diversity into the agency’s brand positioning, core leadership competencies, leadership success framework, and Golin’s market approach to helping brands effectively engage with the profoundly diverse market.
Since joining the industry in May 2018, Margenett has been nominated for an IPG Inclusion Award, and selected as one of The Holmes Report’s 2019 Innovator 25 and one of The Network Journal’s Top 25 Women in Business. Her perspective has been featured in industry publications and events, including PRNews, PRSA LA Diversity & Inclusion Panel, The Atlantic Roundtable on Diversity, and the PRSA Tri-State Conference.
Prior to joining the Marketing Services industry, Margenett spent 6 years at Yahoo building the company’s first ever video advertising and video syndication networks, generating more than $100M in revenue over 3.5 years. During the second half of her tenure at Yahoo, Margenett become the company’s first Global Head of Inclusion & Diversity, driving the development of the company’s corporate perspective on Inclusion and Diversity and was a leading voice in the company’s position on challenging social and legal topics. During her time in Tech, Margenett was a speaker and panelist at many national diversity events and conferences, including the White House Conference on Inclusive STEM Education, Big Omaha, the Watermark Conference for Women, and more. Additionally, her perspective has been featured in industry publications, including TechCrunch, the Huffington Post, BBC Worldwide (London) and Tech Diversity Magazine.
Over the course of her career, Margenett has built a number of strategic business units from the ground up, creating real market value by transforming organizations through vision, insight, and leadership. She has held senior leadership roles across a broad range of functional areas and has worked across a variety of business sectors, including Telecommunications, Data Licensing, Content Syndication, Digital Media, Software Development, and, now, Marketing Services.
Margenett sits on the Board of Directors for the T. Howard Foundation, and holds Advisory positions with OpenSlate and Custom Collaborative. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Otterbein College.