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Advancing Diversity Week: More than 80 Media & Ad Community Leaders Focus on Advancing Diverse Talent Retention September 20-23
~ Join over 80 changemakers from the media, advertising, and entertainment community in provocative conversations about advocacy, activism, equity, and belonging during inaugural series of events culminating with Gen Z Town Hall

NEW YORK, Sept. 14, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --


You are invited to attend the inaugural Advancing Diversity Week, a multi-day gathering bringing together the media, advertising, marketing and entertainment community in a shared commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging. It is curated to surface unapologetic conversations in service to truth, meaning and a new way forward for our industry.

Advancing Diversity Week's series of keynote addresses and provocative panel discussions hosted by, and The Female Quotient (The FQ) features: D-E-I + Belonging! on Monday, September 20; Belonging + Retention on Tuesday, September 21; and Multicultural + Meaning on Wednesday, September 22. For complete agenda of 80 plus Advancing Diversity Week speakers, go to 

On Thursday, September 23 from noon to 2:00pm EDT, Advertising & Media Gen Z Town Hall brings together the 4th Advancing Diversity Hall of Honors inductees and those in the early stages of their career in conversation about the future of the workplace: register here to secure your place via Zoom.


D-E-I + Belonging! 

 Day One Theme 

Monday, September 20

11:00AM to 3:00PM (all times Eastern)



Opening Remarks 

Jack Myers, Founder, MediaVillage and; Phil McKenzie, Executive Director,; Ronda Carnegie, Chief Innovation Officer, The Female Quotient; Erika Sanchez, Experience Team, The Female Quotient


Welcome and introduction of ANA Panel

Marc Pritchard, Chief Brand Officer, P&G; Bob Liodice, CEO, ANA


ANA and AIMM Present: From Inclusion to Belonging: Recreating Workplace Culture in our Post-Pandemic World

Lisette Arsuaga, Co-Founder, AIMM and Co-CEO DMI Consulting; Ana Ceppi, Senior Advisor, Edelman - Hispanic Marketing; Karla Davis, Vice President, Integrated Marketing and Media, Ulta Beauty; Angela Guy, Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer, North America, L'Oréal; Matt Tumminello, President, Target 10: LGBTQ Segment Specialists.


4A's and 4A's Foundation Present: Embracing a Comprehensive Vision of DEIB

Marla Kaplowitz, President and CEO, 4A's; Sara Porritt, Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer, Omnicom Media Group; Jeff Marshall, Chief Diversity Officer, UM Worldwide; Jeff King, CEO, Barcley; Geraldine White, Chief Diversity Officer, Publicis Groupe


The Future Belongs to Belonging

Kat Gordon, Founder/CEO, The 3% Movement; Walter Geer, Executive Creative Director, VMLY&R


Facing the Future: Rethinking the Employee Experience

Destiny Chambers, VP, Head, Marketing, Lippe Taylor; Ebony A. Thomas, SVP, ESG and Public Policy Executive, Bank of America; Judy Courtney, VP, Human Resources, New York Interconnect; Heather Tinsley-Fix, Senior Advisor, Employer Engagement, AARP; Dr. LeMia Jenkins Thompson, Global Head of Communications, Pinterest; Tony Sanchez, VP, Customer Experience, Comcast Advertising   


Opportunities in Technology

Donald Williams, Chief Diversity Officer, Horizon Media; Teads Leadership executive


Diverse Board Recruitment Solutions - Paying it Forward

Kate Byrne, CEO, KatapultX and Editor,; Mike Kelly, Founder & CEO, Kelly Newman Advisors; Constance Cannon Frazier, Principal, Cardinal Change Consulting


TWITTER PRESENTS: Cultivating an Inclusive Culture

God-is Rivera, Global Director, Culture and Community, Twitter; Twitter Head of Wellness; Twitter Head of Philanthropy; Twitter Head of Internal Communications


Featured Conversation with Voice of Nickelodeon Africa, Lerai Rakoditsoe

Danielle Kayembe, Moderator, FQ Impact


Building Inclusive Leaders

Ronda Carnegie, Chief Innovation Officer, The Female Quotient; Mita Mallick, Head of Inclusion Equity and Impact, Carta


Closing Remarks

Ronda Carnegie and Erika Sanchez, The Female Quotient

The Advancing Diversity Week programs are underwritten by:

  • CATALYST PARTNER: The CW, Disney Ad Sales, Twitter, ViacomCBS, WarnerMedia
  • LEADERSHIP: A+E Networks, Crown Media, Discovery, Moody's, NPR, Verizon, Vevo 
  • SUPPORTING: Comcast Advertising, DPAA, GroupM, Havas Media, IPG Mediabrands, John A. Reisenbach Foundation (JAR), MediaLink, NBA, New York Interconnect, Publicis Media, Teads, Univision
  • MEDIA PARTNER: Bold Culture, Forbes, The FQ, MediaVillage, USA TODAY NETWORK

Learn from 80+ industry experts during MediaVillage's Advancing Diversity Week, Sep. 20-23. Day 1: D-E-I + Belonging!

Advancing Diversity Week

 sponsor revenues support the Advancing Diversity Education Fund. Beneficiaries include Howard University Cathy Hughes School of Communications, Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University, The FQ, American Advertising Federation, 4A's Foundation, American Educational Foundation, Alliance for Inclusive and Multicultural Marketing, JAR, TD Foundation, and Jacaronda Foundation College Loan Relief Fund.

For press inquiries, contact Diane Stefani ( Follow @AdvDiversity @MediaVillageCom @JackMyersBiz @FemaleQuotient; #ADH2021 #AdvDiversityWeek



SOURCE MediaVillage