Ashley McGowan

Global Business Equality Lead, Facebook

Ashley McGowan is the Global Lead for Business Equality at Facebook. In this capacity, Ashley is responsible for stewarding business actions that will lead to a more diverse and inclusive industry. A graduate of the University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana, Ashley’s journey has included several creative agencies, Microsoft & Under Armour. Along the way, Ashley founded Coalesce Chicago, the premier professional resource for diverse talent in Chicago. Over the past 12 years, Ashley’s impact has been acclaimed globally including three ADCOLOR recognitions as well as a 2019 ambassador appointment to the Cannes Diversity Collective. For Ashley, life is about leaving your footprints in the sand – if you were to ask her, she’s just at the beginning of the mark she’s looking to leave behind.