Almost 10 years ago, Lauren Wesley Wilson was aiming to climb the ad agency corporate ladder. But at meetings and among senior executives, she was deterred; she didn't see anyone who looked like her. There were no African American, Latinx, or Asian individuals in leadership roles. So, she began a series of luncheons in her city of Washington, D.C. "to bring together people of color in our industry because so many of us were working in the space, feeling isolated.... We didn't have a community to call on, as it relates to new business or getting promoted and advancing internally, or how to navigate corporate America. Many of us didn't even have friends who worked in the business of communications and PR."
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