Black women have had almost no mirrors in mainstream media, which often reflects stereotypes rather than their beauty and complexity, leaving them feeling devalued and inaccurately portrayed. But while 2020 has been a tumultuous year, it’s led to more mirrors in the media for Black women. In my pursuit of relentless optimism, I do see the industry attempting to evolve.
Insights & Updates
As recruiters reach out to us, companies begin internal promotions, and newly formed DEI roles flood our inboxes, this is a moment to think strategically.
In the face of ongoing racial injustice in our country, many companies have been forced to acknowledge the racial inequity within their organizations, leadership teams and boards. We need immediate efforts in an industry [advertising] notoriously lacking in diversity.
In early March, Covid-19 rapidly shifted what day-to-day life looked like for many agency moms. The greatest gift this Mother's Day would be to eliminate the bias against working mothers.