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MediaVillage and AdvancingDiversity.org represent media, advertising, marketing and entertainment industry leaders who have proven their commitment to activating and scaling diversity, inclusion and equality initiatives. The Advancing Diversity Council guides industry-wide agreement on programs, initiatives and goals in five areas following an agreed-upon set of best practices, principles and priorities in each area. Through the MediaVillage platform we are launching a $1 million+ outreach campaign to promote our industry as a welcoming home for a wide spectrum of diverse talent, with an emphasis on the tech community, veterans, educators and students, and other- abled. The overview below simplifies these five goals and objectives.

 

ADVANCING DIVERSITY COUNCIL

ADVANCING DIVERSITY FROM ADVOCACY TO ACTIVISM 2020-2025

 

WHY IS ADVANCING DIVERSITY FROM ADVOCACY TO ACTIVISM NECESSARY?

We need to expand outreach to include veterans, educators, healthcare and hospitality workers, other-abled, tech-savvy, high school, and those geographically distant from media centers.

Financial support is required to attract and retain diverse talent.

Our industry’s diversity retention rate for the first five years of employment is under 25% vs. an all-industry standard of 40%.

The average first job in 2018 was nine months, compared to 18 months in 2008 and 26 months in 1998.

Our industry often requires a college degree. Only 33% of the U.S. population has a college degree.

 

FIVE PILLARS FOR ADVANCING DIVERSITY
FROM ADVOCACY TO ACTIVISM

 

1
RESEARCH AND TRACKING REPORTS
2
EDUCATION
3
COMMUNICATIONS
4
PEER AND DUAL MENTORING
5
FINANCIAL SOLUTIONS

 

RESEARCH AND PERFORMANCE METRICS

We’re advancing benchmarking and tracking studies to report on industry-wide statistics and trends related to diverse talent acquisition, retention and advancement.

EDUCATION

We’re advancing and highlighting online- learning platforms focused on preparing potential employees for careers in media, advertising, marketing and entertainment.

MARKETING & COMMUNICATIONS

We’re advancing a marketing and communications campaign focusing on enhancing positive perceptions of media, marketing and advertising careers among a wide spectrum of diverse and underserved communities.

MENTORING ADVANCES

We’re advancing benchmarking and tracking studies to report on industry-wide statistics and trends related to diverse talent acquisition, retention and advancement.

FINANCIAL SOLUTIONS

We’re advancing industry initiatives
that underwrite college loan payment scholarships with a goal of attracting and retaining diverse talent.

ADVANCING DIVERSITY HALL OF HONORS

Recognizing Companies, Organizations And Individuals Who:

have successfully advanced initiatives that improve diversity, inclusion and equality;

visibly communicate and advance best practices and best principles for advancing diversity, inclusion and equality;

demonstrate that advancing diversity, inclusion and equality are good for business;

 

 

ABOUT ADVANCINGDIVERSITY.ORG:

Founded in 2016 by MediaVillage chairman Jack Myers, Advancing Diversity is the umbrella organization for Advancing Diversity Hall of Honors and supports WomenAdvancing.org, 1stFive. org, LegendsLeaders.org, FutureofMen.org and Jacaronda Foundation, a 501-C3 organization underwriting college loan relief programs. We collaborate with, actively support and promote several industry non-profit organizations that share a common purpose of advancing diversity, inclusion and equality with a focus on enhancing our community’s performance in talent recruitment, development and retention. Learn more about AdvancingDiversity.org and Advancing Diversity Hall of Honors at www.AdvancingDiversity.org.