Diversity Advancement Week: Media & Advertising Industry Leaders Focus on Multicultural + Meaning on Day 3: September 22



You are invited to attend the inauguration Diversity Promotion Week, a multi-day gathering uniting the media, advertising, marketing and entertainment community in a shared commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging. It’s curated to spark unapologetic conversations in service of truth, meaning, and a new way forward for our industry.

Advancing Diversity Week’s provocative keynote and panel discussion series hosted by MediaVillage.com, AdvancingDiversity.org and The Female Quotient (The FQ) features: DEI + Membership! Monday, September 20; Membership + Retention to Tuesday September 21; and Multicultural + Meaning Wednesday, September 22. For the complete agenda of 80 plus Diversity Promotion Week speakers, go to https://week.advancingdiversity.org/.

Thursday, September 23 from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. EDT, Advertising and Media Gen Z Town Hall gathers the 4and Hall of Honors for Advancing Diversity inductees and those in the early stages of their careers in conversation about the future of the workplace: register here to secure your place via Zoom.


Multicultural + Meaning Day three theme

Wednesday, September 22 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. (all times Eastern)


11h00-11h05 Opening remarks and summation

Jack MyersFounder, MediaVillage and AdvancingDiversity.org; Erika SanchezFQ Correspondent

11h05-11h35 Marketing through a diverse and inclusive lens

Joe AnthonyChief Hero, Collective Hero; Derek WalkerFounder, Brown & Brown; Paul WoolmingtonCEO, Canvas Worldwide; Christina Carey DunleavyVice President, Disney CreativeWorks Business Operations and Inclusive Multicultural Solutions, The Walt Disney Company; Rob Reilly, Global Creative Director, WPP

11:35 p.m.-12:05 p.m. Media as a force for good and a force for growth

Jennifer FergusonDirector of Communications, Dentu Americas; Porch AntoniousChief Counsel and Chief Diversity Officer, SoundCloud; Benjamin WhiteUproxx/Warner Music CEO; Sherman KizartOwner, Kizart Media Partners

12:05 p.m.-12:15 p.m. Media and Advertising Gen Z Town Hall (Preview + Update)

Jack MyersFounder, MediaVillage and AdvancingDiversity.org; Ronda CarnegieDirector of Innovation, Le Quotient Féminin; Kelly KozakevitchHost, #AskGenZ

12:15-12:45 p.m. WARNERMEDIA PRESENTS: Engaging the Next Generation of Sports Fans

Taylor Rookshost, laundry report; Tina ShahExecutive Vice President and General Manager, Turner Sports

12:45 p.m.-1:15 p.m. Organizations drive change for the better

Kate ByrneCEO, KatapultX and Editor-in-Chief, WomenAdvancing.org; Shelley ZalisCEO, The Female Quotient; Cid WilsonPresident and CEO, Hispanic Association on Corporate Responsibility (HACR); Jenn Renoeassociate media director, Publicis Health Media; Jennifer GidensMarketing Manager, OWN Oprah Winfrey Network; Darra GordonCOO, GLAAD

1:15-1:55 p.m. Gender rebalancing: how companies are reversing the setback of Covid

Ronda CarnegieDirector of Innovation, Le Quotient Féminin; Eve RodskyNew York Times bestselling author, fair play; Grace MengCongressman, 6th District Queens New York

1:45 p.m.-2:15 p.m. How Gaming and Esports Influence Cultural Acceptance and Inclusion

Cary TildsDirector of Strategy and Operations, Frameplay; Joanie KrautCEO, Women in Games International; Cristina AkasVice President, Inclusive Diversity, Octagon Sports & Entertainment Network; Joe BarnesDirector, Bud Light Sports Marketing, Anheuser-Busch; Justin PauraHost, Podcast View from the Tribune, MediaVillage

2:15-2:45 p.m. #AskGenZ: what inspires them and what needs to change in the media industry

Kelly KozakevitchHost, #AskGenZ, MediaVillage; Xavier Conaway WashingtonNegotiator, National Video Investment, Zenith; Alondra CarmonaRelations Coordinator, MediaVillage; Abigail BazileAccount Manager, Strategic Partnerships, Urban One; Connor LawrenceAnalyst, Global Consumer Banking, Citi; carmen machalekSales Representative, A+E Networks; Samy YatesDirector, Branded Content and Marketing, The CW Network

2:45-3:00 p.m. Last word

Jack MyersFounder, MediaVillage and AdvancingDiversity.org


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