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Advancing a Diverse Workforce MeetUp Offers Wide Range of New Career Opportunities

Advancing a Diverse Workforce MeetUp Offers Wide Range of New Career Opportunities
Job seekers (and anyone looking to change careers from the hospitality, military, or education sectors) can attend the Advancing a Diverse Workforce MeetUp on January 8 at the Park MGM in Las Vegas. All you need to do is register for free at (Pictured above: Top row: Liliahn Majeed, Marc Pritchard, Kat Gordon, Ricardo Marques, Madonna Badger, Bob Liodice, Bottom row: Diego Scotti, Alma Har’el, Jack Myers (founder of and

Katie Couric, Mark Pritchard, DK Bartley and Ricardo Marques at reception at the 2019 Advancing Diversity Hall of Honors Induction Experience
Katie Couric, Mark Pritchard, DK Bartley and Ricardo Marques at reception at the 2019 Advancing Diversity Hall of Honors Induction Experience

Photo credit: Cashman Photos’s will host advocacy events during the Consumer Electronics Show (CES). Jack Myers, Founder of MediaVillage and, is bringing together over 500 brand, agency and media leaders on January 8 at the 3rd Advancing Diversity Hall of Honors Induction Experience (ADH), in partnership with Sundance Institute Theatre Program to induct eight of the industry’s most influential leaders in diversity, equality and inclusion initiatives.

Job candidates at a Facebook booth at MediaVillage's Inclusive Talent Job Fair at the 2019 Advancing Diversity Hall of Honors
Job candidates at a Facebook booth at MediaVillage’s Inclusive Talent Job Fair at the 2019 Advancing Diversity Hall of Honors

Photo credit: Cashman Photos

In addition, the 3rd Advancing a Diverse Workforce MeetUp, will unite over 25 global companies with job candidates, and Myers will officially launch a Five-Point Plan for Advancing Diversity from Advocacy to Activismfocused on research, education, communications, mentoring and financial solutions.

WHEN:  Wednesday, January 8

5:00 – 6:00pm ADH Induction Experience with Sundance Institute Theater Program 

6:00 – 7:30pm  Advancing a Diverse Workforce MeetUp: interview ops with job candidates & industry executives / networking & cocktails

WHERE:   Park MGM, Presidio Ballroom (accessible via indoor 7-minute walk from the Aria Conference Center), Las Vegas, NV 89158

MEETUP: Entry for job candidates to Advancing a Diverse Workforce MeetUp is free but advance registration is required at Leaders of over 25 companies will be at the MeetUp including from 4A’s, AAF, AB InBev, Active International, AMC Networks, Ampersand, ANA, Ascential, Crown Media Family Networks, Dentsu Aegis Network, Discovery, Empower, Facebook, Fox, GOOD|Upworthy, Google, Havas Media, Hulu, Intel, IPG, Lifetime, MediaMath, MediaVillage, Nielsen, NBCU, Omnicom, Publicis Media, Sam’s Club, She Runs It, Sundance Institute, Twitter, Univision, ViacomCBS, The Walt Disney Company, WarnerMedia and Xandr.

WHO:   2020 Advancing Diversity Hall of Honors co-presenters:

  • and MediaVillage.comJack Myers, Founder
  • Sundance Institute Theatre Program, Christopher Hibma, Director

2020 Advancing Diversity Hall of Honors Inductees / Provocateurs:

  • ADCOLOR, Tiffany R. Warren, Founder & President; Senior Vice President,
    Chief Diversity Officer, Omnicom Group
  • Hershey CompanyJill Baskin, Chief Marketing Officer
  • Institute for Veteran and Military FamiliesJ. Michael Haynie,
    , Vice Chancellor for Strategic Initiatives and Innovation, Syracuse University
  • The Female QuotientShelley Zalis, CEO
  • Muslim Public Affairs CouncilSue Obeidi, Director, The Hollywood Bureau
  • Publicis Media AmericasTim Jones, CEO; Brian Vaught, SVP Talent Inclusion
  • Sam’s ClubTony Rogers, Senior Vice President and Chief Member Officer
  • Walt Disney TelevisionTim McNeal, Vice President, Talent Development and Inclusion

2018/2019 Advancing Diversity Hall of Honor Inductees

  • 3% Movement, Kat Gordon, Founder/CEO
  • Ad CouncilKathy Kayse, Chief Media Strategy and Partnerships Officer
  • Association of National Advertisers, Bob Liodice, CEO;
    ANA Educational Foundation, Elliot Lum, VP Talent Strategy & Program Development
  • Interpublic GroupHeidi Gardner, Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer
  • National Basketball AssociationLiliahn Majeed, VP Diversity & Inclusion
  • NielsenDavid Kenny, CEO & Chief Diversity Officer;
    Sandra Sims-Williams, SVP of Diversity & Inclusion
  • P&G, Marc Pritchard, Chief Brand Officer
  • Springboard EnterprisesKay Koplovitz, Founder & CEO

Leadership Council Participants:

  •, Jack Myers, Chairman
  • 4A’s, Marla Kaplowitz, President and CEO
  • Active International, Jarid Mirza, EVP Business Development & Capital Investment
  • Ascential, Michal Kassan, Chairman & CEO
  • Dentsu Aegis Network, Michele Salle, US Chief People Officer
  • Facebook, Carl Bernadotte, Head of Leadership Recruiting
  • GOOD|Upworthy, Max Schorr, CEO & Co-founder
  • Hearst Corporation, David Carey, EVP Public Affairs and Communications
  • Intel CorporationJulie Coppernoll, Corporate VP, Global Marketing Strategy
  • MarketWatchLarry Kramer, Founder; The Street, Former Chairman
  • She Runs ItLynn Branigan, President & CEO
  • Sundance Institute Theatre Program, Christopher Hibma, Director
  • TNgLE/SJR, Ronda Carnegie, CEO
  • Twitter, Sarah Personette, VP, Global Client Solutions
  • Xandr, Kirk McDonald, Chief Business Officer

About Founded in 2016 by MediaVillage chairman Jack Myers, is the umbrella organization for Advancing Diversity Hall of Honors and supports,,, and Jacaronda Foundation, a 501©3 organization underwriting college loan relief programs. We collaborate with, actively support and promote several industry non-profit organizations that share a common purpose of advancing diversity, inclusion and equality with a focus on enhancing our community’s performance in talent recruitment, development and retention. Learn more about and Advancing Diversity Hall of Honors at

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