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Transforming DEI: Moving from Numbers to Narratives

  • November 30, 2023
  • 5:30 PM
  • Pride Global Offices, 420 Lexington Avenue, NYC


  • Book not included with the purchase of a virtual ticket.

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Thursday, November 30, doors open at 5:30 p.m. ET for holiday networking; event starts promptly at 6:30 p.m. ET

In person: $50 for members and $60 for non-members

We are pleased to invite you to a very special in-person get-together. Taking place on November 30th at the gorgeous midtown Manhattan offices of our co-sponsor, Pride Global, this event will include time for catching up before the holidays as well as an important Power Hour talk about how to move diversity, inclusion, and equity initiatives forward. WMG Power Hours are a series of events that help members learn more about our diversified society and enhance our abilities to be supportive women, colleagues, citizens, and allies. 

This special evening features: 

  • A motivational and thought-provoking panel featuring internationally known author, speaker, TED presenter, and DEI expert Janet Stovall; WMG co-President Jodi Brockington; and Pride Global Director of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Kamela Forbes

  • A signed copy of Janet's book, The Conscious Communicator: The Fine Art of Not Saying Stupid Sh*t

  • Delicious light bites, wine, and beverages

  • Time for networking with fellow WMG members and guests

More about this Power Hour:

Since 2020, it has become common for companies to tout their improvements in diversity hires, inclusive content, and equitable practices. Yet during this same time, the Supreme Court ruled against affirmative action policies in higher education, many communities are being torn apart by book bans, and some states are passing legislation that limits and polices what teachers can teach. 

What do these changes mean for the workplace? Are diversity initiatives moving forwards or backwards? How do we transition from platitudes to policies, from social media sound bites to sustainable change, from numbers to narratives, from talk to action? How can those of us working in publishing and media future-proof diversity priorities and effectively communicate them for maximum support and reach? At this event,DEI dynamos Janet Stovall, Jodi Brockington, and Kamela Forbes will address these questions, help you build actionable DEI frameworks and strategies, and, as Janet’s book title promises, will teach you the fine art of not saying stupid sh*t.

100% of the proceeds from this Power Hour will support the Women’s Media Group Educational Foundation, which funds WMG’s annual scholarships granted to future publishing and media professionals who have demonstrated leadership in advancing literacy and promoting underrepresented voices. 

This event is held in partnership with Pride Global at their private event space, the Flight Deck. Pride Global is a minority-owned professional recruitment and staffing advisory firm located in NYC with locations throughout the U.S., the U.K., Brazil, Canada, Singapore, the Philippines, and India. They assist clients with direct hire and contract talent search solutions across a variety of skill sets and industries.

Janet Stovall is a global CDO, consultant, speaker and author. She helps businesses dismantle systemic inequity, especially where it intersects with race. Global Head of DEI at NeuroLeadership Institute, and founder of DEI consultancy, Pragmatic Diversity, Janet specializes in shaping and implementing realistic DEI visions and strategies that drive change and build culture. Collectively, her three TED talks challenging business to get serious about inclusion have nearly 3 million views, and she is co-author of Amazon bestseller, The Conscious Communicator: The Fine Art of Not Saying Stupid Sh*t.

Jodi Brockington is The Co-President of Women’s Media Group is the founder, CEO, and principal consultant for NIARA Consulting, where she coaches and advises thousands of entrepreneurs and professionals by helping them launch, manage and develop their businesses. Jodi's newest passion is BLENDiD, a lifestyle community and platform that enables people with biracial and multiracial backgrounds to connect through personalized content and network. Recently, Jodi was awarded the "Top 25 Women in Power Impacting Diversity" by Diversity Plus Magazine. 

Kamela Forbes is Global Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at Pride Global, an integrated human capital solutions firm, where she ensures that the company stays at the forefront of the DE&I revolution through her implementation of “Decidedly Diverse” - a comprehensive DE&I strategy. She is also the host of the podcast, But First, People, which aims to amplify underrepresented voices of people and organizations that help the world work.

Refunds available up to 48 hours before the event. No refunds for cancellations made within 48 hours of the event.

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