Chiquita King is an adland veteran who recently founded her own agency: Coffee Cocoa Gunpowder.
She is the epitome of a powerful woman and the perfect candidate for our Women to Watch series.
Every year, B&T profiles women doing amazing things in the industry as part of our annual Women in Media Awards presented by Bauer Media. Today, we’re excited to hear from King herself. Check out what she had to say below.
I think it’s really important for women in leadership to be showcased, to be shared, and to be celebrated. It’s important for powerful women to be in the public eye so that younger girls or younger women on their journey can go ‘wow, I can be that’. That’s why I believe the Women in Media Awards are so important.
It’s like the old the saying – if you can see it, you can be it. But that’s not always the case because some people just don’t see limitations, whether they exist or not. I also think the WIM awards are important because they shine a light on one of the biggest impediments to equality in the workplace, which is self-belief.
I’ve been fortunate to have met so many powerful women in my life, including Lianne Cawood, a previous boss of mine. I wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t for her. She was the first person to truly make me aware of my potential, and for that, I am forever grateful.
I also think the WIM awards are important because they shine a light on one of the biggest impediments to equality in the workplace, which I believe is self-belief. Women have to believe in themselves. Sometimes there are opportunities that arise, sometimes there aren’t. Regardless, it takes self-belief, because sometimes you have to create the opportunity for yourself. And that never happens unless you have self-belief, and that’s very different to arrogance. I’m allergic to arrogance. There is a difference!
What is something that everyone can do today that could potentially make a massive change in the struggle for equality?
What is the best piece of advice anyone has ever given you?
To know that I cannot control what happens, but I can control how I respond.
In this guest post, CTO of Wiise, Hamish Browne (pictured below), says tech’s new focus on privacy will lead to new rules and new ways of doing business for marketers… With the delicate balance between customer data and privacy in the spotlight like never before, the potential emergence of new standards and business models, is […]
Businesswoman, reality TV star, and social media personality Kim Kardashian has posted an ad for mysterious cryptocurrency Ethereum MAX [EMAX]. In a post on her Instagram story – where she has 228 million followers – Kardashian wrote: “Are you guys into crypto????” “This is not financial advice but sharing what my friends just told me […]
Great Southern Bank has launched a brand campaign this week, ‘Happily Clever After’, coinciding with its name change from Credit Union Australia, bringing to life its purpose of helping all Australians own their own home. The journey to changing from Credit Union to Great Southern Bank began back in 2020. When Australia’s largest customer-owned bank, […]
Nine has promoted Jo Clasby to the role of commercial director – publishing, where she will report to Nick Young. She was previously director of client partnerships – publishing. Her new role establishes her at the same level of seniority as Anthony Smyth, commercial director – radio. Smyth was promoted at the start of this […]
Hospitality giant Accor is shining a light on the joy of cities through its newest campaign, ‘Go ALL Out’, which launches in Australia and New Zealand today. The gateway to the ‘Go ALL Out’ campaign is ALL – Accor Live Limitless, a lifestyle loyalty program that integrates rewards, services and experiences throughout the Accor portfolio […]
Global affiliate and partner marketing firm Silverbean has secured new contracts with 13 major Australian brands and is now working to double the size of its Asia-Pacific team. Silverbean launched in Australia in 2019 and has seen steady growth through its work with retailers. Now, with 15 new brands joining the Silverbean portfolio, the agency […]
Tourism PR and marketing agency GTI has announced the appointment of longtime media executive Jenny Pham as its new general manager of marketing and strategy. Pham (pictured above) will lead the agency’s marketing division with responsibility for strategy, media and consumer marketing, while GTI founder and managing director Sarah Anderson remains as the day-to-day lead […]
Clipboard, a free professional networking platform for the hospitality industry, has announced it will seek to raise its next round of funding via equity crowdfunding platform Birchal. This will power its vision to transform the way the fragmented hospitality industry connects, shares experiences, markets and recruits. With a growing member database of over 24,000 hospitality […]