Marianne Waite

Director of The Valuable 500 Campaign and Inclusive Design Consultant, Omnicom

Marianne Waite faces the camera

Marianne graduated with a Masters degree in Design and Branding Strategy from Brunel University before working in London agencies Blue Marlin, Black Sun, Rufus Leonard and Interbrand. Her clients have included; Burberry, Tommy Hilfiger, Lloyds Banking Group HSBC, and the Ministry of Defence.

In 2016, Marianne founded Think Designable an agency thought leadership collective. Their aim is to improve societies relationship with disability and difference by promoting considered, sincere, intelligent product and service development and communication.

This initiative earned her a place on the Forbes 30 Under 30 list 2017, the Women Of The Future Award for Media 2017, A Woman of Tomorrow Award 2018, a place on the BIMA Hot 100 list 2018, as well as the Campaign 50 Trailblazers of the Future list 2018.

Marianne is speaking exclusively at our 2019 Annual conference: Disability leading the way.