Advancing Diversity Hall of Honors 2020 Inductees Announced at Cannes Lions

Advancing Diversity Hall of Honors
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The theme of the third annual induction event at CES 2020 will be Advancing Diversity: From Advocacy to Activism.

Highlights:

  • Media, advertising, marketing and entertainment communities will join at CES2020 to recognize eight companies, organizations and individuals for their leadership in Advancing Diversity and Inclusion at the third annual experience.
  • Inductees include ADCOLOR (Tiffany R. Warren); Walmart/Sam's Club (Tony Rogers); The Hershey Company (Jill Baskin); Publicis Media (Tim Jones); Walt Disney Television (Tim McNeal); The Female Quotient (Shelley Zalis); Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University (J. Michael Haynie), and Muslim Public Affairs Council/Hollywood Bureau (Sue Obeidi)
  • Advancing Diversity Experience curated by Sundance Institute Theater Program to focus on event theme: Advancing Diversity: From Advocacy to Activism

Eight inductees into the Advancing Diversity Hall of Honors were announced at the Cannes Lions Diversity Collective by AdvancingDiversity.org founder Jack Myers.  The induction event will be held during the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas on January 8, 2020 and will again feature an immersive Creative Tensions Experiencecurated by Sundance Institute Theater Program.  The 3rd Annual Advancing Diversity Hall of Honors induction experience will recognize companies, organizations and leaders who personify the theme Advancing Diversity: From Advocacy to Activism.

The 2020 inductees into the Advancing Diversity Hall of Honors are:

Prior Advancing Diversity Hall of Honors inductees include P&G (Marc Pritchard), Unilever (Aline Santos), ANA (Bob Liodice), Budweiser (Ricardo Marques), Verizon (Diego Scotti), Kay Koplovitz/Springboard Enterprises, Madonna Badger, the NBA (Lilian Majeed), IPG (Michael Roth), 3% Conference (Kat Gordon), IAB Education Foundation, Nielsen (Angela Talton) and the Ad Council (Lisa Sherman).

AdvancingDiversity.org, founded by industry leader Jack Myers in 2016, incorporates six diversity and inclusion initiatives funded in the past decade by Myers under the MyersBizNet umbrella.  Advancing Diversity Hall of Honors recognizes those who:

  • Have made a commitment to and established successful initiatives that advance diversity and inclusion within their organizations;
  • Have made a meaningful contribution through their diversity initiatives to the media, advertising, marketing and entertainment community;
  • Visibly and inclusively communicate and advance their experiences, learnings, best practices and best principles with the goal of advancing diversity in our community and society;
  • Demonstrate that advancing diversity and inclusion is good for business.

Jack Myers commented, “Each inductee has made an important contribution to building a more diverse business community and society.  They are continuing to make a difference and are advancing our industry’s leadership.  More than 500 leaders, educators and aspiring professionals, including many of our prior inductees, will come together at CES to acknowledge and learn from their successes.  Again this year, we’ll organize a “Meet-Up/Job Fair” to connect diverse candidates with jobs available at our underwriting companies.  For the first time, we’re organizing round-table curated discussions throughout the day, connecting corporate talent leaders and diversity/inclusion experts with the goal of advancing diversity from advocacy to activism.”

About AdvancingDiversity.org

Founded in 2016 by MyersBizNet Chairman Jack Myers, Advancing Diversity is the umbrella organization for Advancing Diversity Hall of Honors and supports WomenAdvancing.org, 1stFive.org, LegendsandLeaders.org, FutureofMen.org and Jacaronda Foundation, a 501-C3 non-profit organization underwriting college loan relief programs for young people working in media, advertising, marketing and entertainment.

Learn more about the Advancing Diversity Hall of Honors and watch video interviews with inductees and underwriters from past induction events at advancingdiversity.org.

Read about the AdvancingDiversity.org mission and origins here.

Learn more about Creative Tensions at creativetensions.com.

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