There weren’t many Black strategists, let alone Black people, in advertising when I started my career. The AEF gave me a chance to tell my story and give people who looked like me the opportunity to see that careers in adverting are possible.
The future of the industry has a conscious connection to not just how they want the industry to be but the world. Harnessing this power will shift how we do the work we do. They will drive this change. This is exciting. This gives me energy.
The best life advice I’ve ever received: Study every day.
The best advertising career advice I’ve ever received: It’s just advertising.
The best career advice I’ve ever received: Make sure your career aligns with your core values.
The impact, my team, the content (in that order).
Advice is just that…advice. Always consider what’s best for you and what you want.
Find, develop and support your community. They will do the same for you.