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FleishmanHillard’s Leela Stake Named to PRWeek’s Women to Watch 2022

March 31, 2022

ST. LOUIS, March 31, 2021 – FleishmanHillard’s Leela Stake has been selected for the 2022 PRWeek Women to Watch class. In its seventh year, this honor recognizes emerging female communication leaders nominated by their peers for their achievements in advancing the future of the PR industry.

Since joining FleishmanHillard, Stake has dedicated her time to transforming FH4Inclusion, the agency’s global pro bono initiative. Under her leadership, FH4Inclusion has supported over 130 nonprofit organizations, providing $6.4 million in time and talent since its launch in 2016. More recently, Stake was at the helm of expediting the launch of True MOSAIC, the agency’s diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I) communications practice. Now, Stake co-leads the practice, continuing to help shape a unique approach to counsel that combines lived experience with professional expertise.

Stake’s passion and empathy extends outside of the office, as well. She serves on the DE&I Task Force for the Town of Tiburon, working alongside council members to advise decision-makers on DE&I issues. Stake has also shared her expertise with The Conservation Corps North Bay and REDF as an adviser. Stake’s family is also active in the Kindling Foundation.

Stake also regularly contributes to industry conferences and thought leadership, and seeks to create opportunities for and empower women and members of underrepresented groups. Stake co-founded the Future Social Innovators Network at Stanford, and is involved in Omniwomen, Omnicom’s women’s leadership network, as an active manager and mentor.

Stake and the other honorees will be celebrated on June 9 in New York.

See the full list of inductees here and Stake’s profile here.