VMLY&R has had a strong partnership with the AEF and when I came on board I was happy to keep that partnership up!
Advertising and Marketing has the power to change how we as consumers feel about causes, products, and movements. Having intersectional representation in the making of ads only means good things for the quality of the work.
Closed mouths don’t get fed! Advocating for yourself is the #1 way to get what you want.
I didn’t see anyone who looked like me at the beginning of my career that would have made my transition into advertising faster. Being a listening ear and support for young talent is something I cherish.
Making a difference, no matter how small. Working in DEI doesn’t always provide immediate results and that’s okay. Knowing that the work I do has the power to change minds and open doors for people is so rewarding.
Network and make your interests clear. Be authentic and it goes a long way.