As co-head of Goldman Sachs’ Global Marketing DEI in Action Council, I was invited by our CMO Fiona Carter to consider to whom we could Give the Gift of the ANA. Having spent time with students from City University of New York – Borough of Manhattan Community College, I knew we had a great opportunity to match incredible talent — both students and faculty — with the vast resources of the ANA through the AEF.
There are more and more ways to reach people and for people to authentically express themselves. Both have the potential to increase understanding of the world and of others.
I’ve received a lot of advice over the years, and what I’ve found is that each is nothing without courage.
Diverse talent brings diverse viewpoints that enrich conversations and spur multidimensional creativity and problem solving in an increasingly complex world.
What I’ve enjoyed most about marketing over the years is spending time with people — interviewing them individually and in focus groups to learn from them and glean nuggets of insights to share with the world — and giving them a platform to express and share something meaningful about themselves. It lent opportunities to learn and shift minds to build understanding, empathy and community.
What I enjoy most about my CRA work is it brings together my lived and professional experiences and gives me opportunities to collaborate across sectors to contribute to communities in multiple ways.
Embrace the opportunities both to learn from and teach others.