I'm here for positive change! 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+, the disabled community, and other underrepresented people need greater opportunity and equity. A few of my pursuits:
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, we've moved the number of female creative directors from 3% to 29%. Check out the Annual Conference, Super Bowl Tweet Up and other events and resources.
Speaking & Consulting
I love discussing the intersections of creativity, culture, and inclusion. I've helped agencies audit, build, and implement their DEI programs 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'm currently serving as a mentor with #StartWith8Hollywood mentoring eight Women of Color in the film industry. I've also mentored in local ad industry communities of Chicago, Milwaukee, and Denver. Looking for diverse talent? I'm supporting Allyship & Action and maintaining this list of resources for companies and agencies to connect with Black talent in the ad industry.
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 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.