What makes you an Innovator?
You’re not the problem, you’re the solution! You are traveling the roads not taken…being a pioneer of change…and fearlessly creating groundbreaking initiatives and solutions!
KAI DEVERAUX LAWSON
Kai Deveraux Lawson, uses her life long passion for culture, and 8 years of experience in advertising, to tell honest stories that shed light on the need for Diversity & Inclusion in the workplace. Her experience led her to launch the culturally focused platforms, Mixed Company Podcast and her blog, Mylifeofkai.com. On these platforms, she shares her first hand experiences in life, travel and career, from the perspective of a millennial woman of color. Kai has been a featured guest on several podcasts including The Drum’s Exceptional Women of the World podcast, David Sable’s Madison & Culture podcast, and Adweek’s “Yea, That’s Probably an Ad”. Most recently, she was also selected for the 2018 Advertising Club of New York Women’s Fellowship and nominated for The-Dot’s 2019 International Women’s Day – 100 Trailblazers redefining the Creative Industry.
Simeon Coker is the founder of Indigo & Pyrite, a full-service creative consultancy which helps brands achieve cultural resonance with diverse teams, data science, and performance media. Prior to this venture, he was a freelance Associate Creative Director who worked on a variety of brands, from Nike to Verizon, at Digital, Traditional, Experiential, and PR agencies. This native New Yorker believes that equality is a human right that should be extended to every aspect of life, including our professional lives.
The ACNY Foundation is proud to recognize outstanding industry professionals, during our 3rd Annual Black History Month recognition series titled, “Icons, Rock Stars & Innovators”.
It is our way of shining the spotlight on exemplary talent, integral to the evolution and growth of the advertising industry. Each day during Black History Month we profile a selected “Icon, Rock Star & Innovator” across all our digital platforms. In addition, our partnership The Gradient & Mixed Company podcast, allows for our programming to further extend throughout the industry; introducing and promoting these luminaries to new audiences. Follow the series on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn!
Meet our illustrious lineup of “Icons, Rockstars, & Innovators” on February 26, 2020. RSVP here: https://bit.ly/31q13Pc
Take a peek at last year’s event.
P.S. Check out our other content from previous years
2019 – Online Exhibition