The American Advertising Federation of Toledo to Host a Half-Day Diversity & Inclusion Seminar
Mosaic Series: Creating Workplaces That Work For All
Tickets are now available for the Mosiac Series; a diversity and inclusion seminar at the Toledo Museum of Art on Thursday, April 26 from 8:30 a.m.-noon, organized by the American Advertising Federation of Toledo (AAF). Keynote speaker Felicia Johnson, a diversity and leadership coach, will discuss what it means to be an inclusive leader in the workplace, how to recruit diverse talent, and most importantly, how to retain that talent.
In addition to the presentation by Felicia, the seminar will conclude with a panel of agency creatives and talent professionals, sharing a variety of best practices for creating a welcoming work environment. Beatriz Jimenez, Sr. Director, Global Talent Management at Dana Inc., Elaine Korenich, a veteran graphic designer at Root Inc., Gregory M. Shaw, a video producer and editor for HART and Dr. T. Michael Toole, the Dean of the College of Engineering at the University of Toledo, will engage in a question and answer session, while sharing real life experiences and applications for building a welcoming culture.
Registration to attend is required by April 19. Tickets are $39 for members, $49 non-members and $19 for students.
The Diversity & Inclusion Committee of AAF Toledo was formed in 2017, with a goal of educating advertising professionals on their responsibility to cultivate, and advocate for, diverse talent within their fields. For our industry to stay competitive and lucrative; this requires the creative intelligence of all individuals, from all backgrounds and walks of life.
AAF Toledo, formerly the Advertising Club of Toledo, is a member of the American Advertising Federation, headquartered in Washington, D.C. and part of the Fifth AAF District, composed of Ohio, West Virginia, and Kentucky. AAF is the oldest national advertising trade association, representing 40,000 professionals in the advertising industry. AAF has a national network of 200 clubs located in numerous communities across the country.
For additional information or to schedule an interview, contact Patty Schoepf, AAF Toledo Executive Director.