Have you registered for The One Club’s annual diversity conference and career fair?
The countdown is on! We are just days away from one of the most important events on The One Club for Creativity‘s calendar — the 2021 edition of Where Are All The Black People?!
From the opening Amber Ruffin keynote to the close-out Virtual RnB House Party, this year’s WAATBP promises to be a phenomenal one, no matter where you are in the world or how far along you are on your career path. Whether you’re a person of color or a supportive ally, there’s a place for you at our diversity conference and career fair.
As always, WAATBP is free for all to attend, but you must register in advance to be part of the conversation and the celebration.
WHERE ARE ALL THE BLACK PEOPLE?
VIRTUAL/REMOTE PORTFOLIO REVIEWS + RECRUITING SESSIONS OPEN FOR SIGN-UPS
Opportunity is in the air at WAATBP, as our list of agencies and brands looking to meet talent has grown beyond 60! See all of those logos down near the bottom of this post? These companies are gearing up to participate in our free portfolio reviews and recruiting sessions, where you can wow people with your work and make valuable connections within the industry. They say it’s not just what you know, but also who you know, so register for your portfolio and recruiting spaces today and get to know more people — and have them get to know you.
Of course, WAATBP isn’t only about padding out one’s virtual Rolodex. There is also a collection of inspiring panels and workshops throughout the conference. Here are three panels that you’re sure to love!
DANIELLE LEE, PRESIDENT, WARNER MUSIC ARTIST + FAN EXPERIENCES
WALTER T. GEER III, ECD, EXPERIENCE DESIGN, VMLY&R
CHRISTINA PYLE, CHIEF EQUITY OFFICER, DENTSU AMERICAS
MARC WILSON, EVP, EXEC. DIRECTOR OF STRATEGIC INCLUSION, FCB CHICAGO
ANTONIO LUCIO, PRINCIPAL + FOUNDER, S5 DIVERSITY
C-Suite executives share innovative and game changing approaches they’ve taken to promote inclusivity at their companies and within the marketing & advertising industry at large.
WHY BARBIE DECIDED TO TALK ABOUT RACISM
DEENA TAYLOR, DIRECTOR, GLOBAL BRAND MARKETING (BARBIE),MATTEL
MASON WILLIAMS, SR. DIRECTOR, DE&I, MATTEL
NATHAN BAYNARD, VP, GLOBAL BRAND MARKETING (DOLLS PORTFOLIO), MATTEL
We cannot achieve our mission to inspire the limitless potential in every girl without acknowledging the barriers and racism impacting Black girls specifically. That is why in June 2020, Barbie announced its commitment to the Black Community. Join us as members of the iconic brand’s marketing and digital engagement teams discuss the execution and challenges of “Barbie and Nikki Discuss Racism” and the importance of helping children understand and appreciate diversity.
DISABLED & EMPOWERED
ANDRAÉA LAVANT, PRESIDENT, CHIEF INCLUSION SPECIALIST,LAVANT CONSULTING INC.
WESLEY HAMILTON, FOUNDER, DISABLED BUT NOT REALLY
JENNIFER WHITE-JOHNSON, DISABLED ARTIST, DESIGNER, EDUCATOR + ACTIVIST
During this conversation, we’ll hear from three disabled, Black creatives who will discuss what disability cultured empowered art looks like. We in turn will learn how to be better allies to a powerful, yet often overlooked community.