Uma Rudd Chia is an Award-winning Creative
Director with a passion for technology and
innovation. After over a decade as global and
regional creative director at a variety of multinational
ad agencies, she left to start up and run
the creative department at Weber Shandwick, one
of the world’s leading PR and Comms agencies.
She is the founder of the Female Idea, a movement
that champions diversity in creativity and the notion
that ideas are not gender-neutral. She holds an M.A.
in Digital Media Management and Technology from
She was part of two best-selling acapella albums - Follow that Star and The Whole
Truth in Parts. She authored two books - Hey Pastor! Your Church is Going Out of
Business and Who Killed Death? And during this Covid-19 season, she authored her
third book, 10 Things Brands Could Do To Survive A Crisis which became a Kindle
She’s also an international keynote speaker on futurism, women leadership and creativity,
technology in advertising and education. As a LinkedIn Influencer, she frequently blogs
on topics of female empowerments and the future of Artificial Intelligence - topics she’s
She’s a big fan of Elon Musk, Nikola Tesla and the proud owner of 2 alpacas. Her biggest
achievements are staying married to and being madly in love with the same man for 20
years and having 2 highly curious, incredibly vocal not-so-little makers for kids.
Uma speaks 4 languages - English, Bahasa Malaysia, Bahasa Indonesia and Hebrew and
believes in the existence of alien life forms.