For more than a decade, AAF Seattle diversity panels have regularly discussed why diversity-focused hiring benefits agencies and creative work, yet for all our industry’s supposed awareness, empathy, and efforts, local creative organizations are often starkly imbalanced, especially in leadership positions. Why is progress so slow?
It’s time for a different kind of diversity panel, one that will address the palpable discontent surrounding minority hiring and advancement.
Our panel will speak transparently and frankly about their organizations' diversity/inclusion efforts, their original goals, where they went wrong, what went right, and what was learned in retrospect. We'll move on to observations about the current climate around diversity and culminate with new ideas for moving forward.
Join us for the kind of fresh thinking this important cause requires.
*Alcohol and light food included*
Catering by Chef Myisha Mastersson
Please RSVP on Facebook and invite your friends.
Post using #PushForDiversity to be included in the event's social stream and on our event Tagboard.
Ask our panelists questions and discuss the topic in advance in our LinkedIn group.
Pin and share our Push for Diversity graphics to show your support:
The Riveter is a new, women-focused co-working space set to formally open May 1. It was previously the home of Creature and the recent Real World Seattle.
More to come…