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Diversity Mixer

Annual Diversity Summer Mixer

6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

“DEI Under Attack – How the Ad Community Can Mobilize”

We have all seen the tremendous changes that are happening in the world around us and in our industry…. It’s been four years since the murder of George Floyd when major diversity commitments and pledges flooded the industry.  Where are we now?  It seems the pendulum has swung, and we plan to bring this town hall-style discussion to the forefront to discuss what we, as an industry, can do to address the war on DEI.

We will kick off with our esteemed speakers and then open up the discussion for us to truly dimensionalize the issues at hand and the appropriate response during this season.

  • Carlos Sanchez – VP, Groupe Media and Inclusive Buying Solutions, Publicis Groupe
  • Megan Lally – Owner and CEO, Highdive Advertising
  • Michon Ellis – Chief Executive Officer, CLOUT Media Group
  • Lizette Williams – Chair, CAF Diversity Thought Leaders Council & Global Head of Vertical Solutions Marketing, Meta

The evening will conclude with a DJ, music, networking and an open bar and food for all to enjoy.

New this year, we will be hosting a silent auction to support our friends at Off The Street Club, Free Spirit Media and the Boyd Initiative. A portion of ticket proceeds will also be utilized to support these wonderful organizations.

About the DTLC:

The CAF Diversity Thought Leaders’ Council exists to champion diversity and inclusion in Chicago’s marketing and advertising industries. This happens across three critical initiative areas: recruiting to address issues with diverse pipeline; retention – to promote inclusivity; and advancement – to connect and highlight diverse talent.

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