As an HBCU graduate in the marketing/advertising industry, I am passionate to see people of color embrace our industry as a career path. AEF is creating programming designed to bridge the gap between our industry and HBCUs. From the first time I received an ‘ASK,’ I gave a ‘YES.’ I’m looking forward to continuing to support AEF’s goal and mission.
Creativity will always drive the world’s innovation. To create is to call forth what does not exist. Our industry is filled with powerful creators, and I remain excited to watch our industry creators of today and tomorrow continue to shape the world as we would like to see it. We are storytellers, disrupters, and drivers of culture. As history unfolds, if we examine the drivers of much needed world-change and activism, I’m certain the marketing/advertising industry will play a role. That is what excites me the most about our future.
Be courageous enough to lead with purpose and trust that the money will follow. From the moment I received that advice, I’ve always strived to find the intersectionality between my purpose and profession, the connection between my career and calling. When one finds that sweet spot, it results in fulfilling a purpose-inspired journey.
History has shown that people of color have the power to drive global trends. As we shape and influence the world, I want to see more diverse talent given the opportunity to unleash their remarkable creative and pioneering talent within our industry. We need to ensure our industry provides diverse talent with a megaphone that echoes their voices, perspectives, and point of view.
I enjoy the ability to CREATE new purpose-driven campaigns with amazing clients that want to deliver meaningful and measurable IMPACT within communities of color.
Lead with PURPOSE in all that you do.