Learning from the Past, Leading in the Present.

Learning from the Past, Leading in the Present.


Date: Monday, February 28th, 5:30 PM EST

Location: Zoom Webinar

The last two years in our industry have called for the guidance and direction of resilient people who can see beyond the impossible. Leaders who despite the complexities of Covid, Politics, Race, remote working and increased turnover have still been able to push forward with great success. These moments of uncertainty have created opportunities where our own Black leaders in Advertising have been uniquely qualified to lead.

The Advertising Club of New York, embarked on their 5th annual Black History Month celebration, Icons, Rockstars & Innovators, join them in partnership with Mixed Company Podcast for a conversation with this year’s cohort of Black History Makers. The conversation entitled: Learning from the Past, Leading in the Present- divo into how the journey of these leaders careers has guided them in leading our industry forward in this new era of Advertising

This Event was Open to the Public.




Vida Cornelius

VP, Creative Director, New York Times Advertising


Ronnie Dickerson

DE&I Leader, Executive Leadership & Career Navigation Coach, OhHeyCoach


David Pilgrim

Group Creative Director, VaynerMedia


Kedma Pognon Brown

Chief Operating Officer, Americas, Dentsu Media

Moderated by:

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Kai Deveraux Lawson

SVP, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion,

Dentsu creative, Americas

In Partnership With:

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