Like most industries, marketing has an immense amount of work to be done to diversify the workforce and offer representation. In a recent survey, folks within the industry identified as 2% black, 5% asian, 4% mixed race, and everyone else white (Deas, Lee. How to Advance Racial Justice Within Your Organization. Marketing Profs, 1 Sept. 2020. Webinar). As an industry with an immense amount of influence, voice, and power, this is a problem. We write this statement recognizing the work that needs to be done within our own four walls to increase diversity of our people and create a more inclusive culture. We all have work to do. Here’s a good place to start:
6 Important (Virtual) Conferences To Expand Your Racial Awareness
To aid in improving workplace equity in the Rochester area and beyond, Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce is pleased to present, Colors of Success (CoS), an introductory diversity, equity, and inclusion series which will inform, inspire, and encourage organizations to undergo a modernizing of the workplace.
This round table brings together change agents and advocates from multiple disciplines within the communications industry, all fighting to eliminate systemic racism within the workplace. Hear how they are actively taking the steps to make that change happen right now and what you can do to advance the cause in your organization.
Faculty experts examine how racism is embedded in education, criminal justice, health care and economic systems, as well as within U.S. government policy. This webinar series will explore research-based discoveries and potential solutions for combating systemic racism and improving equity.