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THE ADCOLOR CONFERENCE PRESENTED BY FACEBOOK, GOOGLE | YOUTUBE, MICROSOFT AND OMNICOM GROUP

The ADCOLOR Conference is the premier diversity gathering for professionals at all levels. We are a one-day and a half immersive event that convenes innovators, experts and thought leaders from multiple creative industries: advertising, marketing, media, entertainment, public relations and tech.

Last year, ADCOLOR asked our community to think about the past and decide what they want the future to be. We had our Moment of Truth.

This year, ADCOLOR asks what you’re willing to do about it.

Standing for something means more than liking and sharing or wearing a T-shirt. It means risk. It means sacrifice. When you truly declare yourself to be for what you’re for and against what you’re against, you may be misunderstood, mistreated, punished or labeled.

Stand anyway.

Because when the rules are designed to break you down, there is no choice but to break the rules.

At ADCOLOR, we will break those rules together. Because here, no one stands alone. We will drive change every day through education and accountability. Allies will drive change by using their privileges and platforms to empower and employ. We will force this industry to break its own rules and reform itself with some of that liberty and justice we hear so much about.
We will take a knee. We will keep climbing. And we won’t stop talking the talk and walking the walk.

ADCOLOR 2019 is about celebrating brave moves and inspiring more. This is a year of action. This is our time to Take a Stand.

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2019 Agenda

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  • Sep 03 Tue
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  • Sep 05 Thu
  • Sep 06 Fri
  • Sep 07 Sat
  • Sep 08 Sun
12:00pm - 3:00pm
FUTURES & ADCOLOR ADVISORY BOARD REGISTRATION
3:00pm - 5:00pm
FUTURES ORIENTATION Event open to 2019 FUTURES only

The orientation is the kick-off event to the weekend; to help the new class of FUTURES make the best of the experience. A panel of FUTURES alumni, ADCOLOR supporters and members share their stories and give advice on how to make the best of this tremendous opportunity.

6:00pm - 8:00pm
TAKE A STAND at 72andSunny Event open to 2019 FUTURES only
8:00am - 8:30am
BREAKFAST Event open to 2019 FUTURES only
8:30am - 10:00am
PERFORMANCE DEVELOPMENT: "The Rose Effect" Experience with KJ Rose Event open to 2019 FUTURES only

KJ Rose, Artist Performance Specialist, The Rose Effect LLC

10:00am - 12:00pm
ADCOLOR University Presented by UCB@Work

Event open to 2019 FUTURES only

This two-part intensive training is facilitated by one of the world’s top-ranked leadership and talent consulting firms. FUTURES will learn how to meet business objectives, increase their performance in corporate settings, excel in the corporate professional environment and take control of their career path. They leave inspired and empowered to enrich their companies and pursue a greater role in the industry.

1:00pm - 5:00pm
UNIVERSAL STUDIOS VIP TOUR Presented by NBCU Universal

Event open to 2019 FUTURES, ADCOLOR Board of Directors and ADCOLOR Advisory Board Members only

We cordially invite the ADCOLOR FUTURES and the ADCOLOR Advisory Board to participate in a custom, on-site NBCUniversal experience. This exclusive ADCOLOR + NBCUniversal experience will begin with a VIP Tour throughout Universal City offering a unique look behind the scenes of our UC Studio operations led by our expert facility guides. The day will culminate with an Executive Panel and networking engagement featuring several of our prominent leaders where they will have the opportunity to listen and ask questions about how each of them, and how NBCUniversal, exemplify this year’s Conference theme – “Take a Stand”.

Brian Norris, SVP, Direct to Consumer, Ad Sales (Moderator)
Mariela Ure, SVP & CMO Marketing and Sales, Universal Studios Hollywood Marketing
Kirsten Atkinson, VP, Client Partnerships
Tony Effik, SVP, Client Strategy, Ad Sales
Christel Miller, VP, Current Programming, NBC Entertainment

9:00am - 3:30pm
TAKE A STAND at DEUTSCH Event open to 2019 ADCOLOR FUTURES only
2:00pm - 8:00pm
ADCOLOR 2019 GUEST REGISTRATION
5:00pm - 6:00pm
TAKE A STAND: THIS IS ADCOLOR

Join ADCOLOR Founder, Tiffany R. Warren, for this essential primer on all things ADCOLOR. Members of the Board of Directors, Advisory Board and FUTURES alumni will also provide a closer look into the beginnings, the journey and the future of the organization we all know and love.

Tiffany R. Warren, Founder & President, ADCOLOR & SVP, Chief Diversity Officer, Omnicom Group (Moderator)
Michelle Almeida, Talent Manager, ADCOLOR (Moderator)

Susie Nam, Chief Operating Officer, Droga5
Marc Stephenson Strachan, Chairman, ADCOLOR
Constance Cannon Frazier, Chief Operating Officer, American Advertising Federation
Michele Thornton Ghee, EVP of Business Development, Endeavor Global Marketing
Criseli Saenz, Programs Manager, ADCOLOR
Jonathan Priester, Global Black Community Inclusion Lead, Google
Candace D. Queen, Founder, Queen Creative Group
Brittany Johnson, Creative Strategist, Facebook
Joon Park, Cultural Strategist, sparks & honey

3:00pm - 8:00pm
GUEST REGISTRATION & ADCOLOR 2019 LOUNGE

Attendees must check-in or register prior to participating in any ADCOLOR events and programming. Stop by to pick up your name badge, program book and gift bag at the registration table!

8:00am - 3:30pm
ADCOLOR FUTURES Hackathon Presented by Apple

Open to FUTURES, Coaches and Judges only

The ADCOLOR FUTURES Hackathon gives FUTURES a platform to tackle a huge problem—in a not-so-huge amount of time. Teams will have seven hours to come up with a creative solution to a critical issue, and will present this idea to a panel of judges.

2:00pm - 6:00pm
ADCOLOR 2019 Barber Shop Presented by ADCOLOR

Forgot to pack your elixir? Need a quick restyle? Stop by our first-ever beauty lounge. Meet up with fellow honorees and nominees or take a minute to check-in with yourself. Either way, you can experience self-care ADCOLOR-style.

1:00pm - 3:00pm
WORKSHOP: The New Normal: Navigating Male Allyship After #MeToo

The #MeToo and #TimesUp movements have created a need for new conversations about masculinity, allyship, and safety. This 2-hour workshop includes real talk and real solutions for men – at work and at home. If you’re ready to explore a new form of allyship, join us in doing the work. BY INVITATION ONLY.

Jason Rosario, Founder & Creative Director, The Lives of Men

3:30pm - 4:30pm
ADCOLOR FUTURES Hackathon Presentations Presented by Apple

The ADCOLOR FUTURES Hackathon gives FUTURES a platform to tackle a huge problem--in a not-so-huge amount of time. Teams will have six hours to develop a creative initiative/campaign that demonstrates social responsibility through partnership with a nonprofit organization. This year's topic is "Stand For A Cause".

4:30pm - 6:00pm
ADCOLOR HACKATHON Judging and Feedback Event open to 2019 FUTURES only

Listen in as the esteemed panel of industry professionals critique the Hackathon presentations, offering creative and strategic insights on the work.

6:00pm - 6:30pm
WELCOME RECEPTION
6:30pm - 7:30pm
In Conversation with M. Night Shyamalan Presented by Facebook, Google | YouTube, Microsoft and Omnicom Group

Listen in on an intimate conversation with the screenwriter, director, and producer who captured global audiences over the past two decades with films like The Sixth Sense, Unbreakable, Signs, The Visit, Split, and Glass that explored the psyche and supernatural, and revolutionized the thriller genre. How did he use his point of difference and specificity to literally write a new narrative? And what tips can you take on how to change your own?

M. Night Shyamalan, Screenwriter, Director, Producer, Blinding Edge Pictures
Tiffany R. Warren, Founder & President, ADCOLOR & SVP, Chief Diversity Officer, Omnicom Group (Moderator)

10:00pm - 2:00am
ADCOLOR AFTER DARK w/ Bell Biv Devoe & MC LYTE Presented by ADCOLOR

We’re celebrating the start of ADCOLOR 2019 with two legendary leaders of the old school: Bell Biv Devoe and MC Lyte. Because when you work this hard, you have to play even harder! Will you be there? Space is limited to registered attendees.

Doors open at 10pm

Attire: 90's Chic

8:00am - 7:00pm
GUEST REGISTRATION & ADCOLOR 2019 LOUNGE
10:00am - 6:00pm
ADCOLOR 2019 Barber ShoP

Need a shape-up? Time to tighten up that fade? Come chop it up at this unique pop-up experience. From barbers to products to trash talk, we’re bringing the block to the JW Marriott. Don’t miss out.

8:00am - 9:00am
NETWORKING BREAKFAST
9:00am - 12:00pm
GENERaL SESSION Presented by Facebook, Google | YouTube, Microsoft and Omnicom Group

Sponsored by Spotify & Procter & Gamble
9:00am - 9:15am
OPENING REMARKs

Tiffany R. Warren, Founder & President, ADCOLOR & SVP, Chief Diversity Officer, Omnicom Group
Tai Beauchamp, Founder, Tai Life Media LLC AND ADCOLOR 2019 Conference Host

9:15am - 9:50am
Take A Stand: Moments that Mattered

2019 has been quite a year and it ain't over yet! Our annual year-in-review breaks down some of the most important moments of the year: Nike backs Kaepernick, loan forgiveness for the Morehouse Class of 2019, Procter & Gamble takes on toxic masculinity and racial profiling, diverse voices build a squad in Congress and so much more!

Tai Beauchamp, Founder, Tai Life Media LLC AND ADCOLOR 2019 Conference Host (Moderator)
Ebro Darden, Global Editorial Head, Hip-Hop and R&B, Apple Music
Brian Ellner, North America Corporate Lead, BCW | Burson Cohn & Wolfe
Chantal Rochelle, Content Lead, Cocoa Butter Buzzfeed
Franke Rodriguez, Partner/CEO, New York & Toronto, Anomaly
Angela Rye, Principal & CEO, Impact Strategies

9:50am - 10:00am
bREAK
10:00am - 10:45am
Take A Stand: CMOs Stand with ADCOLOR

The CMOs of Facebook, Procter & Gamble, Citi and Verizon are taking to the ADCOLOR stage for a candid conversation about Diversity & Inclusion. How does it factor into their companies, teams and lives? Listen in and take note of how change truly starts at the top.

Carla Hassan, Chief Brand Officer, Citi
Antonio Lucio, Global CMO, Facebook
Marc Pritchard, Chief Brand Officer, Procter & Gamble
Diego Scotti, CMO, Verizon
Tiffany R. Warren, Founder & President, ADCOLOR & SVP, Chief Diversity Officer, Omnicom Group (Moderator)

11:15am - 12:00pm
Take A Stand: Confronting Bias Through The Look Presented by Procter & Gamble

Unconscious bias lives within each of us, but can it also live within a brand? Get ready for a conversation that goes into uncharted territory: racial profiling by brands, the mandatory mea culpas when marketers get it wrong and the reasons why some are actually getting it right. How did The Look mark a turning point and most importantly, has change finally arrived?

Karrelle Dixon, Managing Director, Wieden + Kennedy Portland
Damon Jones, Vice President, Global Communications and Advocacy, Procter & Gamble (Moderator)
Anthony Mandler, Director/Owner, Blackhand Cinema
DeRay Mckesson, Activist
Emil Wilbekin, Chief Content Officer, AFROPUNK and Founder of Native Son

12:00pm - 1:00pm
NETWORKING LUNCH
1:00pm - 1:45pm
Defining An Identity Beyond Black and White Presented by Asians for ADCOLOR

A candid, critical conversation on what it means to navigate the gray space between the binaries of Black and white in America. Whether multiracial, yellow, or brown, we’ve often felt the need to choose between existing narratives around race and identity. As the culture of Asian America is shifting, where will we go?

Ted Chung, Founder and Chairman, Cashmere Agency
Thas Naseemuddeen, CEO, Omelet
Rebecca Sun, Senior Reporter, The Hollywood Reporter (Moderator)
Khara Wagner, Group Business Head, Anomaly

1:00pm - 1:45pm
Activating Allies Through Corporate and Organic Programming

Allyship is one of the many ways to activate inclusion in the workplace. Join the Microsoft team in a discussion on how macro and micro efforts within a company can co-exist and compliment each other. Based on real-world experience, this is an honest conversation about developing shared language and common understanding to create systemic, global impact in our industry.

Naomi Boyd, Community Manager, Microsoft
Sydney Brunson, Global Engagement, Multicultural Communities and Outreach Leader, Microsoft
CP McBee, Senior Sales Director , Microsoft
Christopher Morris, Program Manager, Microsoft
Deepti Turlapati, Sr.Account Manager, Global Strategic Sales, Microsoft (ADCOLOR Advisory Board 2019-2020)
Stacey Mahoney, Global Sales Strategist, Microsoft (Moderator)

1:00pm - 1:45pm
This is US: Inspiring Inclusion with Insights

From Childish Gambino and Black Girl Magic, to women's rights defenders around the world, learn how Google's Marketers find inspiring insights to Take a Stand and authentically represent a range of cultural identities, perspectives, and voices.

Shea Jackson McCann, Brand Marketing Manager, Google
Malika Saada Saar, Human Rights Lead, YouTube
Dhane Scotti, Integrated Marketing Lead, Pixel, Google (Moderator)
Joshua Spanier, Global Media Lab Director, Google

1:00pm - 1:45pm
Sit Down & Take A Stand

How do you stand up and speak out for what you believe in, while keeping your day job? In this interactive session, full-time employees/part-time advocates share their stories, offering a blueprint on navigating the politics and processes to bring their ideas to life. Come listen, and more importantly, learn how to turn your passion into a reality, from your desk.

Sergio Alejandro Rosario, Founder & Creator, Soy Super Papá
Jen Barrett, Head of Entertainment, Creative Shop, Facebook
Simeon Coker, Executive Director, Indigo & Pyrite
Sharon Cooper, Senior HR Business Partner, Facebook
Neisha Tweed Bell, Creative Lead, Facebook (Moderator)

1:45pm - 2:00pm
bReak
2:00pm - 2:45pm
Defending the Diaspora

Join us as we discuss being LatinX while navigating today's tense socio-political climate and defending our place in the diaspora. This candid conversation will get in-depth about the upward mobility of the LatinX community, its cultural contributions, the current issues faced and the ways to combat them.

Enrique Arbelaez, Co-Founder , CIEN+ and CulturIntel
Daisy Auger-Dominguez, Workplace Culture Strategist, Auger-Dominguez Ventures (Moderator)
Karli Henriquez, Founder, KNOW ALIAS
Samantha Ramirez-Herrera, CEO/Founder, Offtharecord Inc.
Jason Rosario, Founder & Creative Director, The Lives of Men

2:00pm - 2:45pm
Programs on a Mission

How does an organization shift its culture from within? How can one person contribute to lasting change at work? Learn how Scope of Work and Understood.org are creating the change we want to see!

Dana Blair, On-Air Host and Correspondent (Moderator)
Nathan Friedman, Chief Marketing Officer, Understood.org
Eda Levenson, Co-Founder, Scope Of Work
Geneva White, Co-Founder, Scope Of Work

2:00pm - 2:45pm
Inclusion in Action Presented by Bad Robot & Ghetto Film School

Inclusion in Action is a candid conversation on the vital role that creators play in building inclusive opportunities for young and emerging artists from diverse backgrounds -- our best-in-class panelists from film, TV and digital will illuminate their unique roles in driving meaningful change and share groundbreaking insight into making a real difference on screen and beyond.

Pete Chatmon, Storyteller, TheDirector
Mya Dodson, Filmmaker, Ghetto Film School
Kimrie Lewis, Actress, Writer, Filmmaker, Comedian
Kendrick Sampson, Actor, Activist, BldPwr
Miki Woodard, Head of Good Robot, Bad Robot Productions, Inc. (Moderator)

2:00pm - 2:45pm
Broadening the Binary: Expansive Gender Identities in Media and Culture

On screen, at work, and in our homes, trans and nonbinary narratives are increasingly visible. This panel will explore the myriad of ways we are unpacking our previous understanding of gender, and how the mainstreaming of trans culture creates space for new expressions of masculinity, femininity, and gender fluidity. Our hope is that in embracing the increasingly complex gender landscape, we can all be more free.

Kendra Clarke, VP Data Science & Product Development, sparks & honey (Moderator)
Stephen Kim, Associate Director for Communication, Princeton University
Elle Koagedal, Physical Health Program Manager, Facebook
Joon Park, Cultural Strategist, sparks & honey
Justin Tranter, Musician, Songwriter, Activist, Facet Records

2:45pm - 3:00pm
brEak
3:00pm - 3:10pm
ADCOLOR 2019 FUTURES Hackathon Winners Announcement Presented by Apple
3:10pm - 3:55pm
Impact Through Sound: Voices Creating Change in the LATAM Community Presented by Spotify

Mexico's #1 Podcast, Spotify Exclusive Se Regalan Dudas, is breaking the rules in the LATAM community by bringing taboo topics to the forefront. The hosts, Ashley Frangie and Lety Sahagún, established a space for experts and influencers to ask questions many are afraid to ask, as well as encourage listeners to challenge the status quo in their own lives. Join Ashley and Lety along with top Latin American musical guest, Becky G., as they discuss breaking down social barriers to transform a community.

Becky G, Singer, Songwriter and Actress
Ashley Frangie, Podcast Creator, Se Regalan Dudas (Moderator)
Lety Sahagún, Podcast Creator, Se Regalan Dudas (Moderator)

4:00pm - 4:55pm
Heavy Is The Crown - The State of Women of Color in the Workplace In partnership with MAKERS

All too often, women of color feel like they’re under siege in the workplace. And now, the stats prove it. Join us for an eye-opening presentation curated by Lean In, as the team shares the statistics behind the silent crisis faced by so many. Then, listen in as an esteemed panel of experts helps illuminate a way forward.

Mandy David, Founder, Interpreter, JFD Communications (Interpreter)
Archana Gilravi, Vice President, Partnerships, Sheryl Sandberg & Dave Goldberg Family Foundation
Sofia Hernandez, Chief Client Officer, Suzy
Kai Deveraux Lawson, Producer & Co-Host, Mixed Company (Moderator)
Christel Serena Miller, Vice President, NBC
Storm Smith, Producer, BBDO
Jovian Zayne, Founder, OnPurpose Movement

5:00pm - 5:20pm
Ending the Cycle of Disability Bias

Who is this for? That’s the first thing Liz Jackson asks herself when she sees an ad featuring a disabled person. Instead of trying to reach disabled consumers, advertisers use disabled people to inspire mass audiences, which further isolates disabled consumers. It’s a vicious cycle. So, how do we break it? Listen in as Jackson discusses what it takes to reach this audience and why it’s so important.

Liz Jackson, Founder, The Disabled List

5:22pm - 5:55pm
Take a Stand: A Fireside Chat with Luvvie Ajayi

Join TJ Adeshola as he sits down with his good friend, Luvvie Ajayi - New York Times best-selling author, podcast host, founder of the Do-Better Academy and host of the 2019 ADCOLOR Awards Show - to chat about the power in taking a stand, and why it is critical personally, professionally and for the good of society overall. Come and be inspired to get comfortable with being uncomfortable.

TJ Adeshola, Head of US Sports Partnerships, Twitter (Moderator)
Luvvie Ajayi, New York Times best-selling author, podcast host, founder, Do-Better Academy

5:55pm - 6:00pm
cLOSING REMARKS

Tai Beauchamp, Founder, Tai Life Media LLC AND ADCOLOR 2019 Conference Host

6:00pm - 7:00pm
ADCOLOR 2019 POST-CONFERENCE RECEPTION
10:00am - 12:00pm
ADCOLOR PAST, PRESENT and FUTURES BRUNCH Presented by American Express

Invitation Only
10:00am - 4:00pm
ADCOLOR 2019 Barber ShOP

Need a shape-up? Time to tighten up that fade? Come chop it up at this unique pop-up experience. From barbers to products to trash talk, we’re bringing the block to the JW Marriott. Don’t miss out.

5:30pm - 7:00pm
AWARDS CHECK-IN
5:30pm - 7:00pm
ADCOLOR RED CARPET RECEPTION Presented by Facebook, Google | YouTube, Microsoft and Omnicom Group

Attire: Black Tie

7:00pm - 10:00pm
13th ANNUAL ADCOLOR AWARDS Presented by Facebook, Google | YouTube, Microsoft and Omnicom Group

Hosted by Luvvie Ajayi

Sounds by DJ Nice

Attire: Black Tie

10:00pm - 2:00am
OFFICIAL ADCOLOR AWARDS AFTER-PARTY Sounds by DJ Mos

Registered Awards Attendees Only

Attire: Black Tie

2019 SPEAKERSClick To Read Speaker's Bio

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Conference Host

Founder at Tai Life Media LLC

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Founder & President at ADCOLOR and SVP, Chief Diversity Officer at Omnicom Group

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Screenwriter, Director, Producer at Blinding Edge Pictures

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Principal & CEO at Impact Strategies

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Director/Owner at Blackhand Cinema

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Global CMO at Facebook

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Vice President, Partnerships at Sheryl Sandberg & Dave Goldberg Family Foundation

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Podcast Creator at Se Regalan Dudas

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Social Media Strategist at Wieden+Kennedy and Brand Manager at On She Goes

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Singer, Songwriter and Actress

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North America Corporate Lead at BCW | Burson Cohn & Wolfe

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Creative Strategist at Facebook

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Founder at Queen Creative Group

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Chief Brand Officer at Citi

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Head of BuzzFeed’s Cocoa Butter at BuzzFeed, Cocoa Butter

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Vice President at NBC

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Program Manager at Microsoft

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Senior Sales Director at Microsoft

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Programs Manager at ADCOLOR

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Workplace Culture Strategist at Auger-Dominguez Ventures

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Vice President, Global Communications and Advocacy at Procter & Gamble

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On-Air Host and Correspondent

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ADCOLOR Advisory Board 2019-2020 and Sr. Account Manager, Global Strategic Sales at Turlapati

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Activist

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Integrated Marketing Lead, Pixel at Google

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CMO at Verizon

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Global Editorial Head, Hip-Hop and R&B at Apple Music

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Physical Health Program Manager at Facebook

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Chief Content Officer at Afropunk and Founder at Native Son

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Co-Founder at CIEN+ and CulturIntel

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Social Content Creative at Wieden+Kennedy and at On She Goes

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Partner & CEO (New York and Toronto) at Anomaly

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Actor, 13th Annual ADCOLOR Awards Announcer

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Founder & Creative Director at The Lives of Men

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Head of Entertainment, Creative Shop at Facebook

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Global Black Community Inclusion Lead at Google

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Cultural Strategist at sparks & honey

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Global Media Lab Director at Google

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Founder & CEO at OnPurpose Movement

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Musician, Songwriter, Activist at Facet Records

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Producer & Co-Host at Mixed Company Podcast

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Founder at KNOW ALIAS

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Managing Director at Wieden+Kennedy Portland

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VP Data Science & Product Development at sparks & honey

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Actor, Activist at BldPwr

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Group Business Head at Anomaly

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Actress, Writer, Filmmaker, Comedian

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Founder at The Rose Effect

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Podcast Creator at Se Regalan Dudas

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Founder at The Disabled List

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NYTimes best-selling author, Speaker, Podcast Host

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Human Rights Lead at YouTube

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Chief Brand Officer at P&G

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Chairman at ADCOLOR

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EVP of Business Development at Endeavor Global Marketing

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Talent Manager at ADCOLOR

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Head of Good Robot at Bad Robot Productions, Inc.

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Filmmaker at Ghetto Film School

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Community Manager at Microsoft

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Chief Marketing Officer at Understood.org

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Creative Lead at Facebook

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Storyteller / TheDirector

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Director of Social Content at Wieden+Kennedy and Content Director at On She Goes

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Senior Reporter at The Hollywood Reporter

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Chief Talent Officer/Partner at 72andSunny

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Founder & Creator at Soy Super Papá

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Writer and Content Development Producer at Wieden+Kennedy and Director Of Production at On She Goes

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Sr. HR Business Partner at Facebook

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Brand Marketing Manager at Google

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Executive Director at Indigo & Pyrite

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Chief Client Officer at Suzy

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Global Sales Strategist at Microsoft

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Associate Director for Communication at Princeton University

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Producer at BBDO

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Global Engagement, Multicultural Communities and Outreach Leader at Microsoft

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Founder and Chairman at Cashmere Agency

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CEO at Omelet

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Head of U.S. Sports Partnerships at Twitter

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Integrated Comms and Media Planner at Wieden+Kennedy and Media Strategist at On She Goes

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Conference Host

Tai Beauchamp

Tai Life Media LLC

As an award-winning producer, TV host, and creative consultant, Tai Beauchamp is highly sought after for her in-depth knowledge of consumer insights. Drawing on her passion and authenticity, Tai delights in helping brands tell meaningful stories that ignite consumer engagement. Focused on the intersection of travel, lifestyle, and entrepreneurship, one of Tai’s latest ventures, where she serves as the host and producer, is a new show on CLEO TV called ‘Lens of Culture’, a 30-minute travelogue that highlights destinations throughout the Diaspora from a Black Millennials perspective.

Passionate about women’s empowerment and mentoring, this Fall, Tai will launch Beyond Ready, an online e-learning and live events experience that provides confidence coaching and business development for women and men who seek to move with intention and purpose personally and professionally.

Relying on her expertise as a brand strategist, Tai has proven to be a true mastermind creating strategies that connects international and national consumer brands with a female demographic. These skills were honed early in her career while serving as an editor at top magazines including Harper’s Bazaar, Good Housekeeping, O, The Oprah Magazine, Suede, and Seventeen Magazine— where she made history in 2004 as their youngest and first African American Beauty and Fitness Director to take on this coveted role.

Throughout the years, Tai has lent her expertise to platforms like ABC, NBC, E!, BET, The Wendy Williams Show, TLC, and TV One as host, personality, style authority and judge. She has also partnered and served as a trusted expert, brand ambassador, content creator for companies like CoverGirl, Ford, GM, InStyle, Lexus, McDonald’s, Proctor and Gamble, Shea Moisture, Target, and Walmart among others.

Currently living in Los Angeles, Tai is a proud New Jersey native and alumna of Spelman College. Tai can be found at taibeauchamp.com and across social at @taibeau.
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Tiffany R. Warren

Omnicom Group

Tiffany R. Warren is Senior Vice President, Chief Diversity Officer for Omnicom Group. She oversees a team focused on Omnicom-wide change efforts for the advancement and retention of top performing talent inclusive of women, people of color and LGBT’s in an inclusive work culture.

Recognized as a leader in the field of diversity, Tiffany is a talent strategist with 19+ years of championing diverse professionals in the advertising industry. In 2005, she founded ADCOLOR, which has launched the ADCOLOR Industry Conference, ADCOLOR Awards and ADCOLOR University. As President of ADCOLOR, she is deeply involved in the direction the industry is taking around diversity.
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M. Night Shyamalan

Blinding Edge Pictures

Screenwriter, director, producer, and philanthropist M. Night Shyamalan has captured the attention of global audiences for two decades, creating films that have grossed more than $3 billion worldwide. His thrillers include The Sixth Sense, Unbreakable, Signs, The Village, The Visit, Spilt and Glass. Opening #1 at the box office, Glass has grossed almost 250M worldwide. Currently, Shyamalan is producing a television series for Apple T.V. The half-hour thriller, written by Tony Basgallop, has received a ten-episode order for the streaming platform. Shyamalan will direct the first episode. Shyamalan continues to make films in Philadelphia, where he resides with his family.
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Angela Rye

Impact Strategies

Angela Rye is Principal and CEO of IMPACT Strategies. She is a CNN Political Commentator. She has been featured as an influential politico, lawyer, and advocate by several publications. Rye has an unwavering commitment to ensuring positive change in the political process. Rye is a prominent strategist who has offered on-air commentary. Her dialogue ranges from political campaigns, complex legislation, and administration policies that have long-term implications. She currently serves on the boards of the Congressional Black Caucus Institute, Congressional Black Caucus Political Action Committee, the Seattle University School of Law Alumni, Women in Entertainment Empowerment Network, Inclusv and Wilberforce University. She holds an Honorary Doctorate from Wiley College.
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Anthony Mandler

Blackhand Cinema

Renowned American director Anthony Mandler first made his mark directing some of today’s top music artists such as Taylor Swift, Jay Z, The Weeknd, The Killers and Drake. Anthony’s unique style of storytelling/cinematic approach has garnered over 3.8 billion views of his work worldwide and his numerous awards have made him one of the most coveted directors in the industry. “All Rise” marks his feature film debut.
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Antonio Lucio

Facebook

Antonio is the Chief Marketing Officer at Facebook. He is responsible for the global consumer marketing organization, which is focused on communicating the story of Facebook’s brands, products and services more transparently.

Antonio has more than 30 years of experience in building brands that stand the test of time, has been a champion for diversity and inclusion for underrepresented groups in the advertising industry, and was recently named the world’s #3 most influential CMO.

He earned a B.A. in history from Louisiana State University. He was born in Spain, raised in Puerto Rico, and currently resides in San Francisco.
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Archana Gilravi

Sheryl Sandberg & Dave Goldberg Family Foundation

Archana Gilravi is an experienced Silicon Valley executive who recently joined the Sheryl Sandberg and Dave Goldberg Foundation as the VP, Partnerships where she leads the partnerships strategy for both LeanIn.org and OptionB.org.

Prior to this role, Archana spent over a decade leading global Customer and Partner Success teams at large tech companies including Google. She is the host of the Unstoppable Women Podcast, where she interviews women about their path to senior leadership. Archana also sits on the board of the Center for Creative Leadership.

Archana has an MBA from Wharton and a BA from Wellesley College.
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Ashley Frangie

Se Regalan Dudas

Mexican photographer and director. She graduated with honors from Brooks Institute of Photography, with a BFA in Fine Art Photography. Her first solo photo exhibit was Las horas que tomo in Casa Paraíso in 2015. Since then, she has had other exhibits in the United States, Mexico and Germany. Nowadays, she works with brands like Nylon, Vogue, Elle, Tommy Hilfiger, Givenchy, Cream Magazine, L’Officiel, Sony, Apple, Cover Girls and VSCO.
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Becca Ramos

On She Goes

As the brand manager, I facilitate internal team relations so that the On She Goes team can achieve set content goals for the year. I also help contribute to content ideas and help dictate the overall goal/function of the website and social channels as aligned with the rest of the OSG team. As someone who had such little access to travel growing up, I hope through OSG to give other women of color who were like me an accessible perspective on the benefits of travel.

IG: @beccsramos
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Becky G

Singer, songwriter and actress Becky G was born for the spotlight and her multifaceted career is shaping up to be nothing short of iconic. The twenty-two-year-old star’s achievements include two number one hits on the Billboard Latin Airplay Charts, a starring role in "Power Rangers", and guest-starring in Fox TV’s Emmy-winning “Empire" series.

Becky G has toured alongside Katy Perry, Demi Lovato, J Balvin, Fifth Harmony and Jason Derulo and has recorded collabs with Pitbull, Daddy Yankee, Maluma, among others.

She won two 2018 Latin American Music Awards and has been honored by the Latin Recording Academy as one of the Leading Ladies in Entertainment and has been recognized as one of Rolling Stone’s, “18 Teens Shaking Up Pop Culture” and one of Billboard’s “21 Under 21”.
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Brian Ellner

BCW | Burson Cohn & Wolfe

Brian is BCW’s Corporate Practice Lead. He was the lead strategist in the effort to win marriage equality in New York, creating New Yorkers for Marriage Equality. He also provided strategic counsel on the marriage wins in Maryland, Minnesota, Maine and Washington.

Brian was a senior aide in the Bloomberg Administration, working to transform public education.

Brian serves on the Board of Athlete Ally and was named to NY's Pride Power 50 List of key players in the world of politics. In 2015, Brian was ADCOLOR’S Advocate of the Year. Brian is a graduate of Dartmouth and Harvard Law School.
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Brittany Johnson

Facebook

Brittany aims to amplify the beauty in everything, which is evident in her professional life as a Creative Strategist on the beauty vertical, as a budding influencer doing beauty tutorials on Instagram, and as a D&I advocate for small businesses, students and young professionals.

During her 9-5 as a creative at Facebook and Instagram, she works with beauty clients like Estée Lauder and L’Oreal, using her art direction and design skills to develop people-first ideas and strategic solutions. Prior to Facebook, Brittany worked at Wieden+Kennedy, and has participated in programs such as MAIP, MPMS and the ADCOLOR FUTURES.

Brittany’s passion for building a more inclusive community spreads beyond the platforms, through her work leading workshops, speaking at events, and doing proactive projects to empower others to grow and flourish through creativity.

Brittany is a first-generation Jamaican-American who lives in New York; you can peek in to her beautiful world via Instagram @brittjohnz
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Candace Queen

Queen Creative Group

Candace D. Queen is a multidisciplinary creative rooted in design and nourished by a passion for cultural archival + preservation. In addition to building brands from the ground up, she's worked with established companies like Dove, Cantu Beauty, and ALDI.

She's been recognized as one of the 4A's 100 People Who Make Advertising Great, a MAIPer to Watch, a Bill Sharp Award Honoree, and an ADCOLOR® FUTURE. Candace champions diversity through her work with ADCOLOR®, MAIP, the AAF and as the founder of Blacks in Advertising, an organization dedicated to empowering and preserving the narratives of Black ad professionals.
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Carla Hassan

Citi

Carla Hassan is the Chief Brand Officer at Citi, responsible for bringing the brand's mission of enabling growth and economic progress to life globally. In her role, Carla leads brand strategy, advertising, content, experience, media, insights. analytics and corporate sponsorships.

Carla serves on the advisory board of the ANA’s #seeher initiative and was named a 2016 Ad Age “Woman to Watch”. Carla holds a BA from the University of Colorado and an MBA from the Thunderbird Graduate School of International Management. Carla is a member of the 2018 Class of The Henry Crown Fellowship at The Aspen Institute.
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Chantal Rochelle

BuzzFeed, Cocoa Butter

Chantal Rochelle is an on-air host and content creator obsessed with digital storytelling & pushing the culture forward. Chantal currently serves as the Content Lead of BuzzFeed’s Black culture & entertainment vertical, Cocoa Butter, where she leads a team of content creators, pitches, books celebrity talent, and produces content to amplify the voices of underrepresented people all over the world. Chantal is a regular on-air commentator & host for BuzzFeed News’ hit Twitter morning show AMtoDM, AOL BUILD Series, People TV, and BOLD TV. Her videos, stories & interviews have been featured in Entertainment Weekly, Variety, MTV, Essence, and Complex.
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Christel Serena Miller

NBC

Christel S. Miller is the Vice President of Current Programming at NBC. During her tenure at NBC she has worked on New Amsterdam, Blindspot, Good Girls, and Superstore. Christel went to undergrad at Rice University and later earned a MFA in Film and Television Producing at UCLA. She has been honored as one of Glamour’s 2004 Top Ten College Woman, Outsmart’s 2005 Top 12 GLBTQ Houstonians, Producers Guild’s 2006 Diversity Award Winner, NBCU’s 2011 Entertainment Associates Program Participant, NBCU‘s 2012 Going The Extra Mile Award, Power Up’s 2012 Rising Star LGBTQ Award, and GO Magazine’s 2019 Women We Love Award.
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Christopher Morris

Microsoft

Co-Leader of Microsoft BlackLight community. Christopher has interviewed thought leaders such as Dr. Robin DiAngelo and Dr. Ralina Joseph on topics of race in the workplace and microaggressions. His passion for understanding race and culture stems from his time spent working in SE Asia where he was one of the few US employees for an India-based startup. His goals are to unpack unconscious bias in media and corporate culture by listening, learning and teaching others to get comfortable being uncomfortable.
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Constance Cannon Frazier

The American Advertising Federation

Constance Cannon Frazier joined the American Advertising Federation (AAF) in January of 2004 as the senior vice president, AAF Mosaic Center and AAF education services. She was promoted to executive vice president after one year of service to the organization. In October of 2007, Frazier became the AAF’s executive vice president of corporate programs and marketing and as of August of 2010, Frazier is AAF’s chief operating officer.

As COO, Frazier manages the AAF’s day-to-day operations (financial and human resources), implements programs and systems to advance the organization’s effectiveness, and executes the Strategic Plan developed by the CEO. She also assists the CEO with the retention and development of corporate, professional and college chapter membership and continues to lead the Mosaic Center and AAF’s efforts to create a more inclusive advertising industry.

Since joining the AAF in 2004, Frazier’s accomplishments include increasing corporate support of diversity programs, doubling the number of participants and financial support for the Most Promising Minority Students Program, launching the AAF Mosaic Career & Vendor Fairs and creating the first-ever AAF student conference.

Frazier achieved national recognition as an advertising educator during the twelve years, she taught at Howard University in Washington, DC. While at Howard she also coordinated the advertising sequence and created the University’s multicultural high school advertising summer workshop. Her students were also the first students from an HBCU to participate in the AAF’s National Student Advertising Competition. She has extensive professional experience in the advertising industry through previous positions and consulting. Frazier also served with distinction on the AAF Board of Directors as the chair of the AAF National Academic Committee.

She has been recognized with numerous awards from corporations and academia, including the Howard University School of Communications Legacy Alumni Award; Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Inc. Get Engaged Project Award; ADCOLOR Unsung Hero Award, and the Gerald Sass Award for Distinguished Service to Journalism and Mass Communication,. She is also the only educator to receive the AAF District 2 Diversity Achievement Award in Education.

Currently she sits on the ADCOLOR Board of which she is a founding member. She is a former member of the Howard University School of Communications Board of Visitors, the University of South Carolina School of Journalism and Mass Communications Partnership Board and the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communication.

She holds a Master of Business Administration from Tulane University and Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from Howard University.
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CP McBee

Microsoft

For the past 20+ years, CP has built his career around passion for technology, developing diverse teams and solving complex business problems. CP began his tech career testing video games, and eventually co-founded his own game company Zero Sum Software. He has now been in Search Advertising for 12+ years and is Senior Director of Sales at Microsoft in NYC. He is also co-executive sponsor of Microsoft Advertising’s D&I group embRACE.
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Criseli Saenz

ADCOLOR

Criseli Saenz is the Diversity and Inclusion Coordinator for Omnicom Group. She is on the D&I team focused on Omnicom-wide change efforts for the advancement and retention of top performing talent inclusive of women, people of color and LGBT’s in a collaborative and diverse work culture. She is also the Programs Manager for ADCOLOR. A not-for-profit organization whose mission is to celebrate and champion diversity in the creative industries. Her role also includes managing the ADCOLOR FUTURES. A young professionals program designed to identify and nurture the industry’s next generation of future leaders. With 7+ years of experience, Criseli shares in the success of this program which has garnered from across the nation, 220 of the most diverse, creative and talented individuals in Advertising, Marketing, Media, PR, Tech and Entertainment. In the efforts of providing training, mentorship and development to a class of 30 individuals . In addition to Criseli’s career in diversity, she volunteers at her local church as a Vocalist, Project Manager and Service Producer. She is also passionate about leading a sisterhood group and building up the women in her community. She is a daughter, a sister, a mentor and friend with a mission to change hearts and minds one story at a time.
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Daisy Auger-Dominguez

Auger-Dominguez Ventures

Daisy Auger-Domínguez has made it her mission to transform workplaces to be more balanced, equitable and inclusive. A human capital executive and workplace culture strategist, Daisy inspires and equips leaders to think inclusively, lead with purpose, embrace courage, and shape the future of work. With two decades’ experience leading organizational transformations at Moody's Investors Service, The Walt Disney Company and Google, Daisy has driven innovation, collaboration and profitability through diversity, inclusion and belonging practices. An in-demand public speaker, Daisy also serves on the board of directors of Planned Parenthood Federation of America, the Brooklyn Children’s Museum and the Robert Sterling Clark Foundation.
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Damon Jones

Procter & Gamble

Damon Jones leads efforts to to ensure P&G is recognized as one of the most trusted brands in the world. Leveraging P&G’s significant industry presence and convening power, Jones directs a portfolio of advocacy activities focused on driving equality for women, people of color and others.

He also leads a team responsible for global corporate communications, digital media, stakeholder engagement, issues advocacy and crisis management. A trusted advisor to the C-suite, he has a track record of leveraging reputation and relationships to drive brand success, while enabling P&G to be a force for good and a force for growth.
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Dana Blair

As a veteran both in front of and behind the camera, Dana Blair knows a thing or two about creating captivating conversations. Her one-on-one interviews have carried her from the boxing ring with Venus Williams to sharing the red carpet with the likes of Shonda Rhimes, Will Packer, Mary J. Blige, Angela Bassett, Denzel Washington, amongst many other top entertainers and powerhouses.

Dana has covered everything from pop culture and celebrity interviews with Essence, People and The Recording Academy to social justice pieces for BET, and is known for her extensive research and authentic interviews.
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Deepti Turlapati

Turlapati

Deepti Turlapati is a Sr. Account Manager at Microsoft for the Global Strategic Sales team. Deepti worked for Google in India for 8 years and Prior to joining MSFT in 2015, she also worked at Barracuda Digital in London as their Head of PPC. She is passionate about mental health awareness. As an Immigrant, she actively evangelizes East Asian Culture. Deepti is also serving on the steering committee of embRACE - an internal diversity initiative. When not at work, she and her husband Kalyan have their hands full with an 8 yr old daughter, Deeksha and a loving Ridgeback puppy, Titan.
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DeRay Mckesson

DeRay Mckesson is a civil rights activist focused primarily on issues of innovation, equity and justice. Born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland, DeRay graduated from Bowdoin College and holds honorary doctorates from The New School and Maryland Institute College of Art.

As a leading voice in the Black Lives Matter Movement and a co-founder of several activist organizations, he has worked to connect individuals with knowledge and tools, and provide citizens and policy makers with commonsense policies to ensure equity. DeRay is also a key player in confronting the systems that have led to mass incarceration and police killings of black and other minority populations.
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Dhane Scotti

Google

Dhane Scotti is the integrated marketing lead at Google responsible for developing Global marketing strategy, brand positioning and go-to-market plans for Pixel smartphones.

Prior to his current role, Dhane was EVP, Global Business Lead responsible for McCann Worldgroup’s Coca-Cola Co. business across 64 global markets.

Before joining McCann Worldgroup in 2015, Dhane spent 10 years at Anomaly and BBDO's NY and London offices leading brand efforts for Snickers, Mercedes-Benz, M&M’s, Bud Light, Guinness and SUBWAY.

Dhane holds an MBA from Florida A&M University and frequently mentors students and consults with women and minority owned businesses.
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Diego Scotti

Verizon

Diego Scotti is EVP and chief marketing officer for Verizon. He is responsible for linking the innovations of the company’s product team to the customer-focused operations of the business units to build the Verizon global brand, create consumer awareness and advocacy and drive customer loyalty for the brand through all channels.

Scotti oversees the global management of Verizon’s brand, including consumer insights, digital marketing, creative development and agency management, marketing effectiveness, social responsibility, sponsorships and corporate communications.
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Ebro Darden

Apple Music

Ebro Darden is Apple Music’s Global Editorial Head of Hip-Hop/R&B and a daily host on Apple Music’s Beats 1 global radio. A cultural authority and arbiter of taste in the Hip-Hop and R&B community, Darden has been instrumental in bringing up authentic conversation around music. In his current role, Ebro manages a team of Hip-Hop and R&B editors as they build out editorial plans for artists, albums and song releases on Apple Music. He also continues to host Ebro In The Morning, his successful New York morning radio show on Hot97 which airs M-F from 6AM to 10AM.
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Eda Levenson

Scope Of Work (SOW)

Eda Levenson is an educator and artist. Her work is defined by a deep commitment to cultivating spaces that enable marginalized communities to self-actualize and thrive. Eda has led social justice efforts with youth for over a decade. Additionally, she is an established nail artist with work featured in Vogue, Office, Dazed, and i-D, and partnered with a vast portfolio of clients, including CFDA, The Met, Nike, and Sephora.

Eda holds a Master’s in Education from Harvard Graduate School of Education and a Bachelors of Arts in Community Studies from the University of California, Santa Cruz.
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Elle Koagedal

Facebook

Elle is the Physical Health Program Manager at Facebook where she focuses on building programs that take care of the employees at Facebook. One of Elle's recent focus area has been diversity, specifically transgender health benefits. Prior to Facebook, Elle worked as a HR benefits consultant and she received her B.A. in Public Health from U.C. Berkeley.
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Emil Wilbekin

Native Son

Emil Wilbekin is the Chief Content Officer of AFROPUNK. He is also the Founder of Native Son, a movement created to inspire and empower Black Gay Men.

Emil has appeared On-Air discussing pop culture, fashion/style, entertainment and current affairs on The Today Show, NBC Channel 4 News New York, E!, VH-1, MTV, BET, CNN, The Insider, Arise 360, Revolt, and PBS.

Wilbekin has an expertise in editorial creation, content curation and multimedia storytelling (print, digital, social, video and live events) having served as Editor-At-Large at Essence, Managing Editor of Essence.com, Editor-in-Chief of Giant and Giantmag.com, Style Guru at Complex Media, VP of Brand Development at Marc Eckō Enterprises, Editorial Director/Vice President of Vibe Ventures and Editor-in-Chief of Vibe Magazine. Under Wilbekin’s leadership, Vibe won the National Magazine Award for General Excellence in 2002.

He has served on the Boards of The Stonewall Community Foundation, DIFFA (The Design Industry Fights AIDS), LifeBeat, The Black AIDS Institute, and Gay Men’s Health Crisis. Wilbekin's work, creativity and leadership have been honored by the following organizations: Harlem’s Fashion Row, GLAAD, Hetrick-Martin Institute, HRC (The Human Rights Campaign), Stonewall Community Foundation, The Anti-Violence Project, and the Black Alumni of Pratt.

Wilbekin holds a B.S. in Mass Media Arts from Hampton University and an M.S. in Journalism from Columbia University. He resides in New York City.
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Enrique Arbelaez

CIEN+ and CulturIntel

As a recognized cultural intelligence™ innovator, serial entrepreneur and an avid supporter of minorities in tech and business, Enrique co-founded the marketing firm CIEN+ and launched the A.I. and big-data firm, CulturIntel. Headquartered in NYC, with offices throughout the U.S., and LatAm, Enrique's firm offer big-data analytics, business consulting and marketing strategies for companies to successfully turn cultural trends into innovation and profits. Some of the clients that have entrusted Enrique and his company include Prudential, Pepsi, Google, Aetna, Capital One, Merck, Novartis, Johnnie Walker, HSN, Ralph Lauren, Kroger, among many others.
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Farin Nikdel

On She Goes

As a social content creative, I help concept, produce, and manage social content for our On She Goes community. My goal is to help share stories and highlight personalities to help encourage women of color to travel more often, more adventurously and more confidently.

IG: @farinnikdel
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Franke Rodriguez

Anomaly

Franke Rodriguez is a Partner at Anomaly.

In his role as the CEO of Anomaly New York and Toronto, he's responsible for delivering disruptive work for ambitious clients, strengthening the agency’s culture and DNA, and continuing to bolster the agency’s position as a change agent for the industry.

Franke joined Anomaly back in 2007 as a hybrid account leader and Business Development Director. He then spent five years as CEO and Founding Partner of Anomaly Toronto – launching the office as a 6-person entrepreneurial upstart and growing it to an innovative agency of over 150 full-time employees delivering world-class solutions.
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Geneva White

Scope Of Work (SOW)

Geneva White is drawn to spaces and people that are typically missed by others. This is reflected in her photography, as well as what inspires her work with young people. Geneva’s photography has been featured and exhibited in various publications and forums. Before building SOW, Geneva worked for ten years in higher arts education, ultimately leading to her belief in the necessity to disrupt the current model of education that remains the barrier for many young people in NYC. Geneva received her Bachelor of Arts in Art Education at Seton Hill University.
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James Lesure

James Lesure was born and raised in southern California. This area remains one of his favorite places to spend time. He's a proud servant to goodness; and is committed to being thoughtful, righteous, positive and of his word. Peace and Blessings.
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Jason Rosario

The Lives of Men

Jason Rosario is the Executive Producer and host of the Yahoo! News original, ”Dear Men”, a web series that explores the evolution of manhood. He founded The Lives of Men (TLoM), a creative agency and diversity accelerator that looks to challenge and redefine traditional norms of masculinity while helping brands authentically promote diversity, foster inclusion, and impact culture through their products and content.

Jason has been featured in Sirius XM, Huffington Post, NowThis, Netflix, Fox 5 News, Hot97, and Black Enterprise.

Jason is a graduate of NYU’s Stern School of Business and has a background in finance.
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Jen Barrett

Facebook

Jen Barrett is Facebook’s Head of Entertainment for Creative Shop, leading creative vision and strategy for clients across the industry. She founded Facebook’s SEEN program (est.2017), to drive representation in the entertainment industry (IG@seen). Through SEEN, Jen’s led education, advocacy, creative and strategic support for diverse storytellers at Sundance and SXSW, in partnership with The Blackhouse Foundation, The Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media, and Women in Film & Television. She’s a requested speaker for PromaxBDA, OTTTV World Summit, The Female Quotient, and Valleywood. Jen and her work are featured in Variety, Forbes, The Hollywood Reporter, Campaign, and Deadline.
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Jonathan Priester

Google

Jonathan Priester is the Global Black Community Inclusion Lead at Google. At Google, Jonathan is responsible for the global advisory of the Black Googler Network (BGN), heading internal black community affairs and managing key partnerships externally.

Prior to Google, Jonathan has had the opportunity to gain experience at amazing companies like JCPenney Corporate, BBDO, AMV BBDO and The Godwin Group.

Born and raised in Jackson, Mississippi, Jonathan is a graduate of the Boston University College of Communication and The University of Texas at Dallas School of Arts and Humanities.

Jonathan currently serves as Co-Lead of the 2019 ADCOLOR Advisory Board.
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Joon Park

sparks & honey

Joon is one of the founding members of GLAAD’s Campus Ambassador program and is a recipient of GLAAD's first Rising Stars Grant, which annually honors LGBTQ+ changemakers across the nation. Since then, they’ve been featured in publications like Seventeen, Teen Vogue, and the Huffington Post, where they continue to bring visibility to the next generation of leaders. As a marketer, they are excited to use brands as a vehicle for social change. Stay updated with Joon’s latest advocacy project on Instagram @joonyoungpark.
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Joshua Spanier

Google

Joshua is a Media Director at Google where he manages large scale media and creative Analytics, from Media Mix Modeling and investment through to individual campaign measurement and performance. Joshua also oversees Marketing Operations, a global best-practices team focused on reducing friction, and scaling efficiency, for all Google Marketers, across every part of the marketing process.

Prior to Google, Joshua led Media Strategy at Goodby, Silverstein & Partners, and at Zenith Media, within the Publicis network, in London.

Joshua has a degree from the University of Sussex (UK). He would rather be playing poker, at all times.
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Jovian Zayne

OnPurpose Movement

Jovian Zayne is an international speaker and certified leadership and professional development coach with deep expertise in change management, global diversity and leadership development. She leads The OnPurpose Movement®, a professional development firm committed to developing values-driven leaders. Her firm’s client list includes Google, The New York Times, Goldman Sachs, Columbia University, Harvard University, The Aspen Institute, and Janelle Monáe's Wondaland Records, to name a few.

Jovian is a 2019 Aspen Ideas Festival Scholar, 2018 Root 100 Honoree and Founder of the International Day of Purpose which has been celebrated by over 16 million people around the world.
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Justin Tranter

Facet Records

Within five years, Justin Tranter reshaped, reconfigured, and redefined popular music as a GRAMMY® Award-nominated songwriter with over 40 million single sales, 7 billion streams, and dozens of honors and award nods thus far. Simultaneously, Justin remains a committed philanthropist and GLAAD Board member that gives back at every term. They have worked with Ariana Grande, Jonas Brothers, Selena Gomez, Imagine Dragons and many more. Justin has been nominated for both ‘Song of the Year’ at the GRAMMYS® and ‘Best Original Song’ at the Golden Globes®, and has won multiple BMI Pop Awards.
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Kai Deveraux Lawson

Mixed Company Podcast

Kai Deveraux Lawson, uses her life long passion for culture, and 8 years of experience in advertising, to tell honest stories that shed light on the need for Diversity & Inclusion in the workplace. Her experience led her to launch the culturally focused platforms, Mixed Company Podcast and her blog, Mylifeofkai.com. On these platforms, she shares her first hand experiences in life, travel and career, from the perspective of a millennial woman of color. Kai has been a featured guest on several podcasts including The Drum’s Exceptional Women of the World podcast, David Sable’s Madison & Culture podcast, and Adweek’s “Yea, That’s Probably an Ad”. Most recently, she was also selected for the 2018 Advertising Club of New York Women’s Fellowship and nominated for The-Dot’s 2019 International Women’s Day - 100 Trailblazers redefining the Creative Industry.

IG and TW: @mylifeofkai
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Karli Henriquez

KNOW ALIAS

Karli Henriquez is an exceptional representation of the possibilities that come to those who lead with purpose and follow up with persistence.

As a culture insider infused with start-up and corporate business acumen, she built her expertise through household names like MTV, iHeart Media, Beats by Dre and Dell, proving to be a leader both in front of and behind the scenes. She’s always been driven by the desire to disrupt the status quo, and as Co-Founder of the LatinX owned agency, Know Alias, she’s doing exactly that.

Such an important sense of responsibility has propelled her through a stunning career in music, entertainment, consumer brands, and technology, and naturally, has blossomed into a mission to elevate underrepresented voices across the aforementioned categories. Now embarking on a long awaited journey in entrepreneurship, Karli is overturning traditional agency culture, redefining what consumer marketing looks like, because the consumer market is changing.

Leading with compassion, speaking with conviction, and championing the emerging creatives and brands of today and tomorrow; it’s no wonder she has the unconditional support and respect of the LatinX community.
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Karrelle Dixon

Wieden+Kennedy Portland

Karrelle is managing director of Wieden+Kennedy Portland and serves as an agency stakeholder, a global group of leaders focused on the next generation of W+K.

He began his 13-year tenure with W+K as account manager for Nike in London. In 2010, he moved to Portland to be closer to Nike’s global headquarters and quickly moved up the ranks to global account director, leading W+K’s largest account and expanding the agency-brand relationship into new overseas markets. He’s also served as director of growth markets, supporting W+K’s offices in Shanghai, Tokyo, and Delhi, before returning to Portland in 2017 as managing director.
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Kendra Clarke

sparks & honey

VP of Data Science and Product Development at sparks & honey, Kendra captains a team of technologists using data to quantify culture and power transformation strategies that build better companies and better futures.

Kendra has spent a decade working at New York marketing and consulting firms, as well as on a few startup projects of her own. She has worked with a host of clients—from CPG company Procter & Gamble to high tech IBM, and household names like Starbucks and the NYTimes.

A passionate cook, writer, and sometimes surfer, Kendra speaks regularly on the intersection of radical inclusion and technology.
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Kendrick Sampson

BldPwr

Kendrick Sampson is an actor, activist who leverages his platform and storytelling to shift culture for good. Growing up in the suburbs of Houston, Texas, Kendrick gravitated to the arts and sought to create nuanced portrayals of people of color in his projects. Kendrick is most known for the Vampire Diaries (CW), How to Get Away with Murder (ABC), White Famous (Showtime), Supernatural (CW), The Flash (CW) and, most recently, his portrayal as Nathan in HBO’s critically acclaimed Insecure.

In addition, Kendrick uses his platform to amplify transformational grassroots work in intersectional mental health justice, the criminal legal system, and immigration.
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Khara Wagner

Anomaly

Khara Wagner started her advertising career in 2002BS, Before Social, everything has changed except the power of a creative solution.

Khara is led first and foremost by the problem to solve; seeking solutions that are smart, simple, and surprising. Obsessed with what’s new and what’s next. Champion for new tech, new talent, new tools new ways of working… anything that will deliver creative excellence and transform client business.

She has experience in QSR, Retail, B2B, DTC, CPG, Health & Wellness. If you ever worked at BBH, Grey, Saatchi & Saatchi, or TBWA you may have crossed paths.
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Kimrie Lewis

Actress-writer-comedian Kimrie Lewis is a Los Angeles native and a 3rd grade spelling be champ. Kimrie is a graduate of New York University's Tisch School of the Arts. Kimrie is a series regular on the new ABC comedy Single Parents which premieres after Modern Family in Fall 2018. For the past five seasons, she has played Reporter Ashley on ABC's Scandal. Kimrie has made memorable TV guest appearances on FOX, NBC, ABC, including The Mindy Project, New Girl, 2 Broke Girls, and the TBS comedy, The Detour. Her breakout film role was the character Meg in Lionsgate's Peeples, alongside Kerry Washington, Craig Robinson, and David Alan Grier. Kimrie guest-stars on this season of NBC's Superstore, Brockmire (IFC), and the new feature film #2MinutesOfFame, starring Jay Pharoah and Katt Williams. Kimrie currently writes on a new webseries from Kevin Hart's network LOL, called The Donors. As a stand-up comedian, she performs at clubs and colleges across the country.
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KJ Rose

The Rose Effect

KJ Rose is the founder of The Rose Effect, a Global Stage Consultancy who guides creatives to occupy their space and expand beyond their perceived capacity! KJ is a powerful change agent and is affectionately known as “The Talent Whisperer”...she has worked for Clive Davis; performed with P.Diddy, Justin Timberlake, Britney Spears, and Janet Jackson. It’s her creative density & infectious energy that companies like Google, CAA, SXSW, Sundance, Pandora, L’Oreal, TriDestined, Univision, BET, ABFF, E! Entertainment, Nickelodeon and Disney deem her the “Ultimate Solution” for their talent. KJ has been commissioned to activate Courage & Confidence across the world!
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Lety Sahagún

Se Regalan Dudas

Lety Sahagún is a TV host of E! Entertainment Television, Formula 1 México, Fashion Week México, among others. She started her career on TV and digital media and has interviewed some of the most important personalities of the fashion, sports, movies and music industries around the world. She is a speaker, a columnist for Cream Magazine, and teaches workshops around Mexico. At present, she is one of the most influential voices in the digital world in the country.
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Liz Jackson

The Disabled List

Liz Jackson is the founder of The Disabled List, a design organization that engages in disability as a creative practice. She is also a curator at Critical Axis, a community driven project that collects and analyzes disability representation in media. In 2018, Jackson created The WITH Fellowship, which partners disabled creatives with top design studios and creative spaces for three-month fellowships. You can learn more about Liz in her personal website, The Girl with the Purple Cane.
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Luvvie Ajayi

Luvvie Ajayi is an award-winning author, speaker and digital strategist thriving at the intersection of comedy, technology and activism.

Her debut book, I’M JUDGING YOU: The Do-Better Manual was an instant New York Times best-seller. The 16-year blogging veteran covers all things pop culture at AwesomelyLuvvie.com. On her podcast, Rants & Randomness, she shares her most pressing rants, raves and faves and interviews interesting guests. She recently launched her eSchool, The Do-Better Academy (DBA) which focuses on teaching people how to thrive in business and their careers.

Luvvie is a sought-after speaker who has spoken at places like the White House, MAKERS Conference, and SXSW. She has interviewed bosses like Oprah Winfrey, Geena Davis and Shonda Rhimes.

Luvvie is committed to using her voice for pop culture critique and gender and racial justice.
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Malika Saada Saar

YouTube

Malika Saada Saar leads on human rights for YouTube's social impact. Before joining Google, Malika was founder and Executive Director of the Human Rights Project for Girls, a human rights organization focused on gender-based violence against young women and girls.

Newsweek and the Daily Beast have named Malika as one of “150 Women Who Shake the World.” The Obama White House selected her to serve on the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS.

Ms. Saada Saar holds a B.A. from Brown University, M.A. in Education from Stanford University, and a J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center.
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Marc Pritchard

P&G

Marc Pritchard is responsible for P&G’s brand building disciplines worldwide. He sets the Company’s multi-billion-dollar media, marketing and advertising strategies, and leads marketing innovations that guide communication and brand building for P&G’s portfolio of trusted, quality brands. As top brand builder and veteran of P&G for more than three decades, Marc believes in the power of brands to serve people with the best-performing products, while also being a force for good through ethics and responsibility, community impact, diversity and inclusion, gender equality and environmental sustainability. He continually leads P&G’s brand building reinvention and is a leading voice in advertising industry.
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Marc Stephenson Strachan

ADCOLOR

Marc Stephenson Strachan continues to bring significant credentials to the Marketing & Advertising Industry. He most recently served as Executive Vice President and Chief Client Officer of Publicis-Sapient, a role in which he managed an expansive team of senior executive agency leaders, to drive client marketing dynamics, and corporate revenue. In his prior role as Vice President, Corporate Relations and Constituent Affairs, at Diageo, North America, Marc was responsible for the development of three-tier initiatives, which drive local market commercial, marketing and corporate relations programming.
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Michele Thornton Ghee

Endeavor Global Marketing

Having managed over a billion dollars in revenue for some of the largest media companies in the world including BET,CNN and A&E, Michele Thornton Ghee currently serves as the EVP of Business Development for Endeavor Global Marketing, part of the Endeavor network which includes talent agency WME IMG Sports and Models, UFC etc. Michele and her team help clients have an authentic conversation with their consumers by creatively immersing their brand in the midst of cultural conversations.

Ghee has received honors from numerous organizations including: Multichannel News Wonder Woman, Working Mother of the Year Award, The ADCOLOR Change Agent Award and an Honorary Doctorate in May 2017.

Michele has authored 3 books and is the proud wife of Antony Ghee and mother of Taylor and Jordan Ghee.
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Michelle Almeida

ADCOLOR

Michelle Almeida is an integrated marketer fueled by curiosity, creativity, and tenacity. Her advertising career was kickstarted by the MAIP program and has led to world-class creative agencies and premium consumer brands.

Michelle is a champion of diversity and committed mentor. She is the current ADCOLOR Talent Manager, the 2018 Ms. ADCOLOR, and an ADCOLOR Advisory Board alumna. Michelle is also a member of the Kriola’s Professional Association Leadership Board and the Creative Reaction Lab Advisory Board.

She holds a B.A. in American Studies with a concentration in Latino/a Studies from Williams College. Her family is from the Cabo Verde Islands.
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Miki Woodard

Bad Robot Productions, Inc.

Miki Woodard is the Head of Good Robot at Bad Robot Productions. In this role, she oversees employee engagement, corporate culture and diversity and inclusion initiatives. Additionally, Miki serves as the Senior Advisor to the Katie McGrath and JJ Abrams Family Foundation. Miki brings expertise in corporate citizenship, advocacy & messaging, entertainment strategy, employee engagement and digital marketing. She is a leader who utilizes an extensive network of relationships in entertainment, government, and the nonprofit sectors to develop creative campaigns for high-profile individuals and Fortune 500 corporations connecting them to the issues they support.
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Mya Dodson

Ghetto Film School

Hailing from Fayetteville, North Carolina, Mya Dodson is a filmmaker whose work aims to explore the nuanced emotional, spiritual intersections of the Black human experience.

Mya is a graduate of Ghetto Film School (2018), where she acted as Cinematographer on director Luna Garcia’s punk coming-of-age short, Charley Horse, shot on location in Tel Aviv, Israel. Charley Horse has had international & national screenings, including Geena Davis’ Bentonville Film Festival.

Mya finds inspiration through Kurosawa's Rashomon, nature, and Black people as she cultivates her voice & vision. Presently, Mya works at the non-profit, Free the Bid, podcasts, & directs music videos.
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Naomi Boyd

Microsoft

As Microsoft Advertising's Community Manager and Microsoft's LGBTQI+ Employee Resource Group Co-Chair, Naomi's day job and gay job revolve around empowering communities and employees at Microsoft. She believes that creating safe and welcoming spaces for collaboration, learning, and support are vital for our growth, wellbeing, and success.

Naomi understands, as an openly gay female, the importance of using your voice, leveraging your community, and curating a trusted ally network. Both her roles require effective partnerships, intense attention to detail, and dedication to implementing sustainable change to execute on inclusive strategies, drive cultural transformation, and increase employee engagement.
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Nathan Friedman

Understood.org

Nathan Friedman is the Chief Marketing Officer at Understood. He has more than 20 years of experience leading marketing teams, working through complex brand challenges and designing digital-first campaigns. He began his career at Ogilvy where he eventually led a 30+ market global account team and the agency’s four office West Coast operation. His experience spans startups, social impact and established brands, including LG Electronics, Procter & Gamble, Covered California, CDW, Tropicana and Deloitte. He serves on the Board of Directors for Point Foundation and graduated from Washington University in St. Louis. He was recognized as a 40 Under 40 by PRWeek.
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Neisha Tweed Bell

Facebook

Neisha is a compulsive problem solver, unrelenting challenge-seeker and recovering perfectionist, in and out of the office.

As a creative lead in Facebook's Creative Shop, she works global brands and advertising agencies. She is a skilled communicator and creative director, constantly pushing herself and others to be amazing. With over a decade of experience working on integrated campaigns and enabling foundational D&I growth within organizations and the industry, Neisha has received several surprisingly heavy awards for her creativity and community involvement - including being honored as a 2012 Adcolor Rising Star and one of Essence’s 100 Woke Women in 2018.
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On She Goes

On She Goes is a digital travel platform created in 2017 to inspire women of color to travel more confidently, more adventurously, and more often. Fed up with the status quo in the travel industry, we decided to add our voices amongst those more dominant perspectives, which weren’t representative of our experiences in navigating the world. You can visit us at www.onshegoes.com, or listen to our eponymous podcast on Apple, Spotify, Stitcher, and Soundcloud.

IG and TW: @onshegoes
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Pete Chatmon

Pete Chatmon has directed episodes of "Insecure", "Grey's Anatomy", "Black-ish", "Single Parents", "Atypical", "Grown-ish", "The Last OG", "Greenleaf", and Apple's upcoming "Mythic Quest". For the 2019-2020 season he'll be returning to multiple series while also helming a new episode of "Silicon Valley" in its final season, "A Million Little Things", "Station 19", and multiple episodes of "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia". Through TheDirector, his Digital Studio, he has directed, shot, and edited branded content as well as national commercials. Chatmon's career began in 2001 with the Sundance selection of his NYU thesis film, "3D", starring Kerry Washington.
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Rebecca Russell

On She Goes

As content director for On She Goes, I oversee all strategic needs, including partnerships and social media content production for the brand. Since (very recently) aging out of influencer events, you can find me on a plane, on Twitter cosigning the latest struggle rappers, or resisting the urge to purchase more sneakers.

IG: @therussell
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Rebecca Sun

The Hollywood Reporter

Rebecca Sun is a senior reporter at The Hollywood Reporter, where she covers the business of entertainment and writes about inclusion and representation in media. In 2019, the nonprofit collective Gold House named her to the A100 list of the most impactful Asians and AAPIs in culture. She has received a National Arts & Entertainment Journalism Award and GLAAD Media and Southern California Journalism Award nominations. Prior to THR, she worked as a writer and editor at Sports Illustrated. The Bay Area native earned a master’s in journalism from NYU and a bachelor’s in biology and English from Duke University.
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Samantha Ramirez-Herrera

Offtharecord Inc.

Samantha Ramirez-Herrera is an entrepreneur, public speaker, Emmy Award winning storyteller, creative director, and activist. While she wears many hats, at her core, Sam is a storyteller.

Storytelling is the heartbeat of her company, OffThaRecord.com (OTR), a creative content agency headquartered in Atlanta. Sam’s unorthodox path to becoming a digital media maverick is rooted in her own story of drive and determination. She grew up as an undocumented immigrant until becoming a DREAMer, thanks to the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.

Through her work at OTR, Sam addresses topics including feminism, economic justice, immigration, mental health and more.
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Sedef Onar

72andSunny

Originally from Istanbul, Sedef found her way to 72andSunny via Boston, New York, London, and now proudly calls Los Angeles home. Sedef’s mission is to not only find the best people to join our teams at 72andSunny, but also help support every employee's continued growth within the company. With a non-linear career path that gave her insight into companies large and small, Sedef is focused on creating a diverse and inclusive place that fosters personal growth and creative self-expression. When she’s not at work, Sedef can usually be found tending to her family's vegetables, fruit trees and flowers accompanied by their cuddly cocker spaniel, Reggie, and sassy street cat, Miles.
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Sergio Alejandro Rosario

Soy Super Papá

Sergio is a Super Papá who is changing the notion of what being a Father really is. As a professional musician, spouse to a US Army office and stay at home father, Sergio is developing, mentoring and working with Fathers across Latinoamérica and the world, cultivating a change for our current and future generations of parents through the use of social media. He is also the creator of Drums for Veterans a program which caters to Veterans and their families all across the USA, in which he uses traditional drumming as the means to strengthen family values and building community.
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Serita Wesley

On She Goes

I’m Serita, co-founder, producer and voice for On She Goes, our rapidly growing online lifestyle and travel platform, born within W+K, out of the universal need for women of color to be represented in mainstream travel media. As a writer and development producer within our agency’s publishing and entertainment division, I’m helping reshape the agency’s creative offerings beyond traditional advertising. Most recently, I’ve had the honor of being named a member of the CAA Convene Inaugural Class of Ojai Fellows.

IG: @seritawes
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Sharon Cooper

Facebook

By day, Sharon Cooper works as a Senior HRBP at Facebook focused on platform safety. She's one of four surviving sisters of Sandra Bland. She's become a social justice advocate on behalf of her sister and countless victims of color who've died due to state sanctioned violence. Recognized by Hello Beautiful as a Woman to Know, Sharon has appeared on CNN, MSNBC & The View and in USA Today, Cosmopolitan and Black Enterprise.

Sharon and her family have kept Sandra's message alive through their NAACP award-winning HBO documentary, Say Her Name: The Life and Death of Sandra Bland.
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Shea Jackson McCann

Google

Shea Jackson McCann is a marketer and creative strategist in Google Brand Studio where she develops films, editorial content, and immersive experiences about the amazing and unexpected things users are contributing to the world through Google technology.

Shea started in advertising, finding homes at independent creative agencies Wieden+Kennedy Portland and Mother NY where she had the opportunity to work on best-in-class consumer brands including Nike, Stella Artois, and Target.

Prior to Google, Shea spent 2 years brand-side at Everlane leading creative marketing initiatives. She also spent a brief stint at Facebook’s Creative X.

Shea holds a B.A. from the University of Southern California where she was formerly a USC Song Girl.
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Simeon Coker

Indigo & Pyrite

Simeon Coker is the founder of The Indigo & Pyrite Collective, a non-profit that fosters career and economic mobility for people of color in creative industries. In addition to this venture, he is also a freelance Associate Creative Director who has worked on a variety of brands, from Nike to Verizon, at Digital, Traditional, Experiential, and PR agencies. This native New Yorker believes that equality is a human right that should be extended to every aspect of life, including our professional lives.

IG and TW: @cognacjones
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Sofia Hernandez

Suzy

Sofia Hernandez spent her career leading iconic global marketing campaigns and recently pivoted to Technology where she is Chief Client Officer at Suzy, a consumer insights software company dedicated to democratizing market research. Sofia is responsible for revenue retention/growth, informing the product roadmap, and ensuring the company is rooted in a ‘customer first’ approach. In just two years, Sofia built the Client Success function from the ground up and has grown Suzy’s client roster from 35 to 150 enterprise brands. Sofia is a passionate advocate for social justice and co-founded a unique apparel line, BlackOnBlackBK, dedicated to equality and empowerment.
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Stacey Mahoney

Microsoft

Stacey Mahoney is a veteran of the digital advertising industry, with roots in agency, non-profit, tech, and government. She transforms culture through people. As a natural enabler, Stacey works across teams and business groups within Microsoft to drive programs that focus on recruiting, hiring and developing diverse talent in the industry. In her day-to-day, Stacey leads strategy for the Microsoft Adverting global sales team, spanning across three continents. In her spare time, Stacey is a writer, coach, and professional volunteer for minority-owned small businesses.
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Stephen Kim

Princeton University

Stephen Kim is a longtime promoter of Diversity & Inclusion in the media, advertising, and technology industries. In addition to having served in senior advertising sales leadership roles for 15 years at Microsoft and Verizon, Stephen was formerly an attorney, a journalist, and a startup entrepreneur. Currently, he leads the Communication & Information department at the Princeton University Art Museum with a special focus on connecting historically under-served communities through the world of art.

Stephen received his B.A. from Brown University and holds an M.A. in Communications and J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania.levision violence.
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Storm Smith

BBDO

Storm is a Producer at BBDO LA for AT&T. In 2017, her storytelling work was brought to the attention of BBDO, who recruited Storm as an Art Director. She became the first (historically) Deaf woman ever to work for BBDO Worldwide.

Her storytelling & advocacy work has often helped to shine a positive light on critical societal issues, i.e., people with disabilities, people of color, LGBTQ+. Her work includes BBDO’s influential campaign for International Women’s Day “It’s Time to Redefine,” which generated 12 million impressions worldwide, and strategy development with Ford Foundation alongside other leaders on the “Road Map for Inclusion” report.
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Sydney Brunson

Microsoft

Sydney Brunson is a Global Engagement, Multicultural Communities and Outreach Leader at Microsoft. There, she is responsible for supporting the growth of Black, Latinx, Asian and Indigenous communities at Microsoft. Her focus is on strengthening the employee experience by identifying strategies that will enhance recruitment, development and retention of this talent and driving Microsoft’s aligned external partnerships. Before Microsoft, Sydney was Diversity Programs Manager at Pinterest, where she led the team’s operational efficiency, diversity programs and initiatives, and inclusive product design.

Sydney holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Howard University and is a proud member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
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Ted Chung

Cashmere Agency

Ted Chung is the Founder and Chairman of Cashmere Agency and drives the company’s business development and creative strategy. Under his direction, the agency designs and executes targeted campaigns to help global brands authentically reach their multicultural millennial consumer.

Established in 2003, Ted has led Cashmere Agency to accumulate a diverse client roster; including BMW of North America, Jack in the Box, Google, Amazon, adidas, Lyft, Diageo, Beats by Dre, Disney, Marvel, ABC, Turner Broadcasting, FX, Hulu, Universal Pictures, Paramount Pictures, Netflix, FOX, Snoop Dogg and more. Cashmere Agency has been recognized as a leading force within the Creative Industry and has been the recipient of multiple awards; including 2019 Cannes Lions Creative Award, The Clio Awards, AdColor, A100 and named AdAge’s Multicultural 2019 Agency of the Year.

Ted holds a BA in Business with a specialization in Entertainment Marketing from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He’s been a guest speaker at Harvard University, Babson School of Business and the Directors Guild of America Music for Film & TV Conference.

Ted has been featured in Fast Company, LA Times, Wall Street Journal, CNN, AdWeek, Billboard, VICE and more as an expert on multicultural lifestyle and culture marketing. An industry veteran and serial entrepreneur, Ted Chung has received accolades across the industry; including The Entertainment Mogul Award by Character Media and an ADCOLOR Rockstar Award nominee, which recognizes the top leaders and visionaries in their industry.

Ted is an avid traveler and enjoys collecting unique items, including his extensive hip-hop memorabilia like the illustrious “Rap Snacks” collection and rap action figures. He’s also the proud owner of the rare Datsun 220z T-Top.
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Thas Naseemuddeen

Omelet

Thas takes pride in being “the first former-figure-skating-coach-Canadian-Sri-Lankan ad agency CEO.” She is tasked with the growth of the independent creative agency Omelet, as it reaches past its adolescence, and into its fifteenth year. Championing the growth of the agency - creatively and financially- with the ultimate hope to prove out that "nice guys" can finish first.

As a career-trained strategist at some of the top agencies in the world, she’s championed work that pushed the boundaries of creativity with brands such as Target, Google, Red Bull and Scooter Braun Projects at agencies that include BBH, Deutsch and TBWA Chiat/Day.
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TJ Adeshola

Twitter

TJ leads all U.S. Sports Partnerships at Twitter, after spending the previous few years managing Twitter’s partnerships with major U.S. sports leagues, including the NFL, NBA, and MLB. He is responsible for helping Twitter’s sports partners amplify their global content strategies.

TJ has been recognized for his diverse experience and expertise on sports trends across the industry and digital landscape. He is recognized as an authority on digital sports media, with appearances on ESPN, CBS, NBA TV, NFL Network, and in the Washington Post.

Before joining Twitter in 2012, TJ worked on digital sales and marketing at ESPN where he supported the company’s digital properties, including ESPN.com and WatchESPN.

TJ is Blackbirds (@Blackbirds) advisor, Twitter’s employee resource group that celebrates and encourages diverse perspectives, and also a member of Minorities in Sports (MIS). He is also passionate about serving community programs supporting underrepresented youth, including DreamWakers and Harlem R.B.I. TJ is a graduate of the University of Georgia.

Follow him on Twitter at @tjay.
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Vivian Zhang

On She Goes

As OSG’s media strategist, I find where people get their inspiration to travel, understand who our audience is, and create creative new ways to speak to our audience. My hope is that travel will help us create deeper compassion for each other and start to show that our differences are that different at all.

IG: @Vee_eye_vee or @Yoga_withviv

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