Reset, the Podcast: Ruth Mortimer, Global President, Advertising Week

Ruth Mortimer, Global President, Advertising Week

From starting her working journey in the South of Turkey as an archaeologist, to being appointed Global President of the prestigious Advertising Week, there is much to excavate when it comes to Ruth’s colourful career.

Driven by a desire to prove those who underestimate or doubt her wrong, Ruth shares what has guided her path to success, as well as the learnings and moments of resets she has had along the way. We talk about the clarity and perspective the time away from work gave her during her maternity leave, as well as why her whole career has been underpinned by a desire to understand and share people’s stories.

From one self confessed ‘workaholic’ to another, we discuss what we do to switch off and really look after our own wellbeing. We talk openly about the help we have both received from councellors to reflect, reframe and reset our thinking to become better leaders for others and more compassionate individuals to ourselves. Having worked together within a range of different organisations, the conversation looks at the importance of building an open and authentic culture, where people feel able to ask for help and putting care  and wellbeing at the heart of this.

Reset The Podcast is part of @Let’sReset in partnership with Advertising Week. To join the Let’s Reset+ community click For more information about Let’s Reset go to and follow our Instagram at Please subscribe to the podcast and tell your friends.


Following the success of the POWER UP Festival in January 2021, Let’s Reset and Advertising Week are partnering again on May 19th at the Picturehouse Central, Piccadilly Circus, Corner of Great Windmill Street and, Shaftesbury Ave, London W1D 7DH, to bring an entire day of workshops, roundtables, panel events, keynote speakers, interviews and more…

The Advertising and Marketing industries rely on creativity, productivity and high performance which simply cannot be achieved without positive team energy and wellbeing. The POWER UP Festival aims to increase people’s energy at work and create kinder cultures to improve performance. Inspiring individuals and organisations to truly ‘power up’ performance through a focus on people, purpose, profit, planet and wellbeing.

Putting it mildly, the world has thrown a lot at us over the past two years, and as we begin to rebuild our businesses and reset the industry, it’s vital we find the time to focus on us: our people, our teams and ourselves. The POWER UP festival will help provide tools, tips and teachings to help people and businesses thrive in 2022 and beyond.


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