Jennifer Young Dzwonar, Katherine Coble, Karen Alter, and Jennifer Berry (left to right) traveled different paths to and within Borshoff, and each brings a distinct personality and skillset to the job. But all arrived at the same place: principals, partners, boss ladies, Borshoff owners.
It’s no secret that the advertising and public relations industry is lacking diversity. And, too often, diversity programs are given lip service. Business leadership adds a policy, makes a hire, or gives a speech. They think cultivating a diverse workforce means simply opening your mind to the idea of a larger pool of employees. Those leaders forget building a business that is truly diverse takes work. It takes a plan. It takes action.
As the majority of the country sets fire to their NCAA brackets, let’s think about how you can inspire people to hop on board your brandwagon.
No matter what your seeding is in the eyes of customers.
As a sophomore at Ball State University, I had the opportunity to give a campus tour to a unique group of students. This tour was different than others because it was for a group of prospective Hispanic students who would all be the first in their families to attend college. When I asked what they were interested in studying and what they were looking for in a university, their options for majors and minors were unlimited – and so were their goals and ambitions.