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Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Marketing and Advertising - KCDMA

Tuesday, May 11 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm • Organized By Kansas City Data-Driven Marketing Association (KCDMA)
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Ghadeer Garcia, the Executive Director of The BrandLab in Kansas City, will discuss what happens when Diversity, Equity and Inclusion training ends and your work begins. As Kansas City marketers, we have the opportunity to help build a pipeline of talented, diverse marketers through purposeful action. 

Operating under the principle that you can’t ask for a job if you don’t know it exists, The BrandLab’s mission is to change the face and voice of the marketing industry through education, mentorships and internships. 

In a thought-provoking session, Ghadeer will examine how marketers like you can support and nurture incoming talent. She will walk us through how to create a purposeful and meaningful plan to make a difference by discussing: 

  • The power of “ME.” How each of us as marketing and advertising professionals can make an impact.
  • How you engage in this work with intention, hope, energy and sustainability. 
Simple reflection exercises to develop the commitments you can make while upholding your core values.
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