Women & Diversity

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The 4A’s has long been a champion of gender equality and diversity in advertising. Our latest efforts include additional training opportunities, partnerships and a new series to help women and members of diverse groups extend their reach.

See It & Be It Series

New, though provoking content that promotes gender equality and diversity in advertising.

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Glass Ladder Series

Essential training examining the challenges and opportunities of the next generation of female leaders.

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How FCB Is Building Consistency Into Its Inclusive, Antiracist Culture

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The mission is clear and backed with hard work Read the full article here   This summer, IPG released its 2019 EEOC data in response to industry demand for transparency into agencies’ demographic makeup. And like most holding companies, the numbers showed that a gap remains between advertising staffing and what society looks like. IPG has long […]

Recap of Part 1 of the Equity & Inclusion Congress

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Agenda (9/21 & 9/22):   Monday 2:10PM–2:30PM · Stage Congress Purpose – Industry Rallying Call (Kenya Rutland) Addressing the state of the industry and 4A’s vision to strengthen the advancement of diverse populations through intentional advocacy and collective action. Monday 2:30PM–2:50PM · Stage 4A’s Benchmark Data Release (Simon Fenwick, Matt Kasindorf) 4A’s Matt Kasindorf and Simon Fenwick […]

Award-Winning Marketing Shop Cashmere Announces New Partners For Its Social Justice Coalition, OneOpp, In Support Of Ending Police Brutality

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Read the original PR Newswire article here Quincy Jones Productions, G-Eazy, The Revels Group, The Art of Chase, David&Goliath, Concept Arts, Pitch 5 Productions, Friendly Vengeance, Gram x Gram and Alchemy Media Join Coalition Along with Center for Policing Equity and Color of Change Rock the Vote and 1 VoteCloser Unite with Coalition to Incite […]

New Ad Industry Diversity Data Provides A New Benchmark—And Room For Improvement

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Read original Forbes article here   While the advertising industry is still predominantly white, agencies are hoping to increase diversity through new discussions and actions.   A key advertising trade organization is hoping to use new survey data about diversity to improve the industry and foster dialogue. The results—collected by the 4As from 165 agencies representing […]

Talent Talk: Three Leaders- One Role

September 17, 2020 Three Leaders: One Role  In this conversation, Singleton Beato, Keesha Jean-Baptiste, and Simon Fenwick will take a look back at how the role of Talent, Equity and Inclusion at the 4A’s has evolved, what the role of the 4A’s foundation and 4A’s plays in the talent landscape and where the most impact […]

Diversity: Brands Miss Big Picture When Choosing Images

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Read original MediaPost article here:     While companies have spent the last few months scrambling to add diversity to their marketing efforts, new research from Getty Images shows that when it comes to visuals, consumers have very different ideas about inclusivity than your typical art director. Nearly 80% of the people Getty polled around […]

Announcing 4A’s Foundation Vanguard Program

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Addressing Systemic Challenges Advancing Sustainable Change   Vision: Vanguard envisions an industry where amplifying and catalyzing the actions for Black employees’ achievement will build a future where they are seen for their limitless talent. Mission: Vanguard provides a platform for growth, impact and exposure of participants, leaders and organizations committed to preparing Black talent and […]

Talent Talk: Accountability and Impact

July 16, 2020 As Talent Leaders, our influence on organizations, people, and structures is great, and so, therefore our responsibility. As influencers it is no longer ok for us to maintain the status quo, we must commit to being anti-racist and advocates for change, even when it means standing firm and making the hard decisions. […]

BIPOC Owned Media Companies Resource List

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We have curated a list of 350+ minority-owned media outlets (TV & radio stations) to make available to members and non-members. This list has been cultivated primarily from the National Association of Black Owned Broadcasters (NABOB) and the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA, a division of the United States Department of Commerce), but will […]