I'm here for positive change. I'm actively anti-racist and working to change industries like advertising, media, and film who, for far too long, have existed as exclusive clubs. Women, BIPOC, LGBTQ+, disabled, and other underrepresented folks need opportunity and equity — and to be heard and seen.
Women in Film and Media Colorado
I'm Vice President for Women in Film and Media Colorado, a non-profit organization committed to uniting, educating, and empowering women filmmakers and their community by providing resources, networking and educational programs, and by actively pursuing equitable treatment and opportunities for women.
The 3% Movement
Since 2013, I had the pleasure of being the Executive Producer and then Head of Brand Strategy for The 3% Movement, which is focused on changing the ratio of diversity in creative leadership in advertising and other industries. The more diverse the people who are creating the ideas, the better the ideas will be. Since its inception, the number of female creative directors has risen to 29%. Check out the Annual Conference, Super Bowl Tweet Up and other events.
Greater Together - AIGA
Greater Together, an AIGA partnership to promote racial and economic equity in the creative industries, has a mission of inspiring the creative community to use their talents to design a more diverse future in one of the most segregated cities in America. I worked with Greater Together while in Milwaukee and have since consulted with the organization. In 2016, we implemented two programs: the Spectrum Lecture Series, bringing creatives of color to Milwaukee to work with our community and our youth; and Creative Corps, a high school internship program within local advertising agencies.
Speaking & Consulting
I always have something to say when it comes to creativity, culture, and inclusion. And, I'm available to help small to mid-size agencies or production companies evaluate their creative, culture, and operations to run more efficiently and more equitably.
Advocacy & Mentoring
Mentoring and sponsoring are key to getting underrepresented talent seen and developed. I've mentored several people in the local communities of Milwaukee, Denver, and Boulder, including through United Adworkers, Milwaukee's ad club. I'm also supporting Allyship & Action and maintaining this list of resources for companies and agencies to connect with Black talent in the ad industry.