Keynotes

Taking our Activism into the Corporate Space

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Sereena Abbassi
@sereenaabbassi
D&I Thought Leader, UK

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Mita Mallick
@mita_mallick13
D&I Thought Leader

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Parker Molloy
@parkermolloy
Editor At Large, Media Matters for America

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Nitika + Imani

Feeling Safe While Working With A Chronic Illness

In a world built on ableism and setup for a very specific type of person to thrive and win, what does work look like when brands and individuals make space for the entire human experience? In this fireside chat we will be discussing the realities of navigating work while living with a chronic illness and/or a disability, how to advocate for yourself while achieving your work goals and how companies can create a work environment that supports every body.

Hosted by: Nitika Chopra, CEO, Founder of Chronicon,@NitikaChopra + @ChroniconOfficial

Joined by: Imani Barbarin Founder, Crutches and Spice

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Oge Egbuonu + Jen Sey

Use your Voice and Vote!!!

Oge Egbuonu and Jen Sey will discuss the importance and power of using your voice to vote, how it can bring change, why it’s especially important for women and BIPOC. They'll also talk about how individuals and brands can both do their part to encourage voter participation – like the voting PSA campaign Levi’s did with Hailey Bieber and Oge Egbuonu, directed by Oge.

Oge Egbuono, Writer, Producer, Director

Jen Sey, Levi Strauss & Co., CMO

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Kenny Mac + Daryl Butler

Agencies Must Have Agency

It's always been an agency's role to their client to connect them with the correct audiences. Now, it's more than a responsibility– agencies must actively be pushing their clients to be held more accountable. Join Kenny Mac of Giant Spoon and Daryl Butler of HP as they discuss their collaborative relationship on authentically engaging with diverse audiences that should be accounted for in every campaign plan, and how they're building one for HP right now.

Presented by Giant Spoon

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Jen Hays + Emily Elyshevitz + Hilary Black

Want to hire more diversely? What’s stopping you?

If you are in a position to search for diverse talent, you’ve likely run into a dead end somewhere along the way. Whether it’s the overwhelming absence of initiatives to increase diversity talent pools, or not getting the necessary support from within the hiring organizations– especially if the diversity quota has been met for the year – there are barriers to entry for these candidates in every direction.  This workshop will help us work together to break down the barriers and unlearn the behaviors and biases that have conditioned our decision making so we can intentionally bring talented, diverse candidates in the door and invest in their growth. No buts. No more celebrating minimal quotas. #HumansOverNumbers Hosted and moderated by Jen Hays, President of The Broad Exchange – Allyship & Action’s official non-profit partner, Participants: Hillary Black, MSW, She/Her/Hers: Co-Founder and Executive Coach with PerQ / at Kay & Black Talent Management / Founding Partner at AIR  Emily (Hunt) Elyshevitz, She/Her/Hers: Creative Management at Ogilvy & Mather/ Owner/Coach of Tejasa Wellness/ Founding Member at AIR

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Adrienne Lucas + Melony Hughes

HBCU Recruiting: Spread the Wealth to See The Wealth

Black excellence is here. It never left. And it thrives at HBCUs across the country. Agencies must invest to benefit from the value of Black ingenuity; otherwise, it’s theft. Join Melony Hughes of the AAF and Adrienne Lucas of The One Club in a discussion on how agencies can be intentional in how they reach and ally with HBCUs.

Host: Adrienne Lucas, The One Club ,Manager, Diversity & inclusion.

Melony Hughes, AAF Mosaic Center ,Senior Manager DE&I

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Netta Dobbins

mimconnect, CEO
@nettadobbins @mimconnect

You Got Next: Leveling Up As A Professional of Color.

We’ve all been there. The only person of color in the workplace and Forced to tackle the diversity issues or work on the multicultural accounts. This workshop examines the nuances of navigating the workplace as a person of color and how to make the workplace work for you.

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Farah Harris

Psychotherapist and Owner
@FarahHarrisLCPC

Racial Inequity and Wellness

A conversation on how race-based trauma has impacted the mental health of BIPOC and helpful self-care tools to maintain your well-being under white supremacy.

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Rich Miles

The Diversity Standard Collective, CEO + Founder
@diversity_standards_collective

The good, the bad and the ugly stereotypes.

We use stereotypes all the time when representing people in our content. They help us get our audience to understand our characters and our brand in an instant. This can be really effective, but when dealing with multiple diverse communities, how do you know which stereotypes are good, which are bad and which are just downright offensive? With society moving forward so fast, how do we keep up with ever changing stereotypes and stop our brands from ever offending the very people we want to impress.

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Ro Kalonaros

Global Content & Culture Manager
@yoitsro

wtf is culture, actually?

Go back to the root of culture to understand what it is and is not in the workplace - how both leadership and employees can contribute.

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Linkit.Black Crew

Founding Team
@linkitblack

From Gatekeeper to Gateway

A discussion with the creators of Link it Black on turning thoughts into action and using your privilege for good.

Vaibhav Bhanot, LinkItBlack, Experience Designer

Mo Osunbor, Facebook, Associate Creative Director

Alexander Reinoso, Spotify, Creative Director

Nick Elliott, LinkitBlack, Creative Director

http://linkit.black

Presented by Havas Group

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