Meet The Fellows: Lavon Coker
Lavon is an executor, problem solver, and natural collaborator. She excels at transforming abstract ideas into rich multi-faceted marketing experiences and is unafraid of addressing inevitable challenges. Lavon launched her Advertising career at CBS Radio’s 92.3NOW, a New York City-based network, anchored by lead personality Nick Cannon. Here, she was able to learn the fundamentals of the industry in a top market. She quickly transitioned to gain experience across multiple platforms including T.V, digital, events, mobile, OTT, and print. In 2014 she pivoted and embarked on her freelance career serving in a sale support capacity for the iconic Essence Magazine and independently owned PAPER Magazine. She helped drive campaigns for brands such as MAC, Coca-Cola, and Verizon while establishing strong client relationships and providing first in class customer service. As digital began to make its mark on the industry, Lavon was able to gain account management experience at Amazon Advertising. She assisted in running campaigns on the entertainment vertical for clients Showtime, STARZ, and HBO. Currently, she continues to freelance as a Marketing Project Manager skilled in the ideation, management, and execution of campaigns across the Healthcare, Tech, and Media industries.
In her free time, Lavon enjoys exploring new cultural experiences and adding stamps to her passport. The top 3 countries she has traveled to include Iceland, Guyana, and Cuba. Originally from right outside of Philly, she currently resides in Brooklyn and enjoys exploring all the borough has to offer. A graduate of Howard University, she received her B.B.A with a concentration in Marketing in 2009 and is a member of the International Fraternity of Delta Sigma Pi, Iota Rho Chapter.
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The i’mPART Women’s Fellowship, created in 2016, made a commitment of $100K annually to retain more diverse talent and promote more women into leadership positions. Now in its fifth year, the program has expanded from helping 10 to over 50 women pursue their goals and elevate their executive presence – providing more access, tools, & nurturing necessary for them to grow and thrive in all aspects of our industry.
Each Fellow receives:
- All-expense registrations for industry conferences including but not limited to: ADCOLOR, Advertising WEEK NY, ANA, BE Women of Power Summit, 3% Movement Conference, SXSW, Fast Company Innovation Festival, CultureCon
- Educational workshops, webinars and master classes
- 1:1 Executive Coaching
- Neuro-assessments to determine strengths
- Monthly night school with PwC Executive Training Program
- Executive Salon Series fostering mentor connections and high-level networking opportunities
- 1-year AD Club of NY membership
- Access to the industries top leaders
Learn more about the Foundation’s dedication to fostering the talent pipeline here!