365BLACKPRINT: Black History Reimagined is a powerful campaign that echoes our commitment to driving a more equitable future for Black talent not just today, but for all 365 days out of the year.

In our latest Talent Talk: 365BLACKPRINT webinar series, we will acknowledge and celebrate Black professionals who have made waves in the advertising industry. Featuring inspiring conversations with trailblazing Black leaders who have laid the foundation for professionals behind them in Media, DE&I, Marketing and Communications, we invite you to join us as we magnify their stories and impact in the advertising industry.

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Challenging the Status Quo: A Disruptors Perspective

Wednesday, June 23rd, 5-6 pm ET

The 4A’s Foundation #365BLACKPRINT initiative is designed to amplify Black voices 365 days of the year. One of the ways we recognize this impact  is through individuals who are disrupting the industry every day. Join Jai Tedeschi VP, Global Executive Director, Culture & Operations at R/GA as she speaks with Derek Walker, Owner of Brown&Browner; Coltrane Curtis, Founder, and Managing Partner at Team Epiphany; and Reonna Johnson, Lead of IN FOR 13 initiative and Director of Growth Strategy at Deutsch LA on how they have challenged the status quo.


Coltrane Curtis
Founder, Managing Partner, Team Epiphany

Reonna Johnson
Co-founder of Three’s a Crowd, Lead for IN FOR 13, VP / Director of Growth Strategy at Deutsch LA

Derek Walker
Creative and Owner, Brown&Browner
Jai Tedeschi
VP, Global Executive Director, Culture & Operations, R/GA





The 15 Second Pivot: A Conversation with Renetta McCann

Tuesday, April 27, 4 – 5 p.m. ET

Renetta McCann is recognized as one of the leading innovators and most influential executives in the advertising, marketing and media industries, with a global reputation for not only building brands, but also the organizations and leadership to sustain them. Renetta has always maintained a growth mindset and has never been bounded by any obstacles placed in front of her. Join us for an intimate conversation surrounding Renetta’s story of using learning as a guiding tool in establishing a long lasting BLACKPRINT for others to follow.

Renetta McCann, Chief Inclusion Experience Officer, Publicis Groupe
Simon Fenwick (Interviewer), Executive Vice President, Talent Equity & Inclusion, 4A’s




For more information about 4A’s Foundation and 365Blackprint visit foundation.aaaa.org

Judyisms: Smashing Corporate Politics and Claiming Your Power

Thursday, March 25, 4 – 5 p.m. ET

Judy Jackson, best known for her candid, straight-forward approach and her unmistakable laugh, is driven by bringing out the best in others while maintaining her authentic self. Unapologetic about who she is, Judy’s professional pursuit has been noted to eliminate corporate politics to lay the foundation for those coming behind her. The following conversation will follow Judy’s story of making space for herself in environments that weren’t originally built for her, so that others could be inspired to do the same.

Judy Jackson, Global Head of Culture, WPP
Kai Lawson (Interviewer), Global Director of Talent Partnerships, WPP




For more information about 4A’s Foundation and 365Blackprint visit foundation.aaaa.org

Agitation Takes Inspiration

March 11, 2021

Deidre Smalls-Landau is an award-winning advertising executive who has been at the forefront of the industry for more than 20 years. The following conversation will shed light on Deidre’s journey of being a relentless leader in her pursuit of finding truth and making space for community in traditional business models. Interviewed by IPG Mediabrands Global CEO Daryl Lee, Deidre will share her story of resilience, impact and how we can adapt to having a “no excuses” mindset.

Deidre Smalls-Landau, Chief Marketing Officer and EVP, Global Culture, UM
Daryl Lee (Interviewer), Global CEO, IPG Mediabrands




For more information about 4A’s Foundation and 365Blackprint visit foundation.aaaa.org


Eyes Wide Open – The World is Colorized – Are you?

February 23, 2021

Join Louis W. Jones IV, a veteran Media & Marketing expert and former CEO of Maxus and EVP, Media and Data at the 4A’s, and Steve Williams, Global COO of Essence  for an intimate conversation around Louis’s journey as a Black media trailblazer; his journey through corporate America, his experiences, highlights and lessons learned throughout his tenure in the industry. This Talent Talk is the first of the 365BLACKPRINT Talent Talk series.

Louis W. Jones IV (Trailblazer), Media & Marketing Consultant; Brand Safety Officer in Residence, Brand Safety Institute
Steve Williams (Interviewer), Global COO, Essence




For more information about 4A’s Foundation and 365Blackprint visit foundation.aaaa.org

Three Leaders: One Role

September 17, 2020

In this conversation, Singleton Beato, Keesha Jean-Baptiste, and Simon Fenwick will take a look back at how the role of Talent, Equity and Inclusion at the 4A’s has evolved, what the role of the 4A’s foundation and 4A’s plays in the talent landscape and where the most impact can come from. Hear from Singleton and Keesha about their journey to leading Talent and Diversity for two of the largest organizations in their sectors, McCann Worldgroup and Hearst Magazines, what they think needs to change and how we can galvanize around that change.

Singleton Beato, Global Chief Diversity & Engagement Officer, McCann Worldgroup
Keesha Jean-Baptiste, Senior Vice President, Chief Talent Officer, Hearst Magazines
Simon Fenwick (Moderator), Executive Vice President, 4A’s




The Challenges of Diversity & Inclusion: The Independent Agency Perspective

August 11, 2020

Join Shayna Walker, Meagan Richards, and Reema Elghossain as they discuss the impact current events have had on the advertising industry, and how independent agencies are responding to the calls for action. Hear Shayna Walker and Meagan Richards talk about the unique challenges and opportunities of being in D&I in an independent agency, and how every aspect of the people operations is impacted by the need for an increasingly diverse population.


Shayna Walker, Director, Diversity and Inclusion & Campus Recruiting, Horizon Media
Meagan Richards, Coordinator, Diversity and Inclusion & Campus Recruiting, Horizon Media
Reema Elghossain, Vice President, 4A’s Foundation


MAIP in Action

August 4, 2020

Kristina Monllos, Marketing Editor at Digiday sits down with Reema Elghossain Vice President of the 4A’s Foundation, and two 2020 MAIP VEP Fellows, Jeturi Brown, and Semsarah Faustin to discuss the MAIP VEP program, to learn about their experience with the virtual program. How they built relationships, gained knowledge, and what takeaways they have. Hear from the next generation of BIPOC talent, what their expectations are as they enter the industry, how recent events have shaped their perspective of corporate America.

Semsarah Faustin, MAIP 2020 Fellow, Strategy
Jeturi Brown, MAIP 2020 Fellow, Strategy
Reema Elghossain, Vice President, 4A’s Foundation
Kristina Monllos (Moderator), Marketing Editor, Digiday




Psychological safety and the impact current events have had on organizations

July 21, 2020

Over the past month, we have all witnessed the killing of unarmed Black men, the country is standing up and saying “enough” Black Lives Matter. 2020 has been a year of challenges, Simon Fenwick sits down with Jason Rosario and talks about the importance of psychological safety, and how teams can come together, feel safe, take risks and feel vulnerable with one another. How our organizations can navigate doing the right thing while avoiding backlash and a cancel culture, and what all this means to the mental wellbeing of your Black talent.

Jason Rosario, Founder & Creative Director, The Lives of Men
Simon Fenwick (Moderator), EVP–Talent, Equity & Inclusion, 4A’s




Accountability & Impact, the role of HR/Talent in setting higher standards

July 16, 2020

As Talent Leaders, our influence on organizations, people, and structures is great, and so, therefore our responsibility. As influencers it is no longer ok for us to maintain the status quo, we must commit to being anti-racist and advocates for change, even when it means standing firm and making the hard decisions. Our leaders need our guidance and opinion more than ever before, we need to ensure our workplaces have a more equitable, shared power dynamic. It is up to us to drive belonging and justice for all, not just focus on diversity as a number. Barb Rozman-Stokes and Simon Fenwick will discuss how Talent leaders can “Take the lead” and drive a more deliberate, immediate, and transformative industry with equity at its core.

  Barb Rozman-Stokes, Chief Talent Officer, Campbell Ewald
Simon Fenwick (Moderator), EVP–Talent, Equity & Inclusion, 4A’s




What’s the role of the LGBTQI+ community in changing diversity initiatives in the agency world

June 29, 2020

There is so much going on the world right now, it is easy to forget that it is Pride month. The LGBTQI+ plays an important role in forming culture and leading change. The intersectionality between the Black Lives Matter movement and the Gay movement is intrinsically linked. In this discussion, Brian Vaught, Graham Nolan, and Simon Fenwick will talk about the role the LGBTQI+ ERGs play in changing and driving diversity initiatives both past, present, and future.

Graham Nolan, PR Consultant and Co-Chair, Storytelling & Partnerships, Do The WeRQ
Brian Vaught, SVP – Talent Inclusion, Publicis Media US
  Ash Ramirez, Engagement & Inclusion Manager, Droga5
Simon Fenwick (Moderator), EVP–Talent, Equity & Inclusion, 4A’s



Virtual Culture of Inclusion & Belonging: Communication and bias behind virtual walls

June 23, 2020

Covid-19 and the recent killings of unarmed black people have magnified the racial inequities within the black community. The most asked question in the industry is “What are actionable solutions to fix the issue?” This may be a complex question, but we do know that allyship has proven to be the most beneficial avenue when beginning to tackle this issue. We will discuss allyship as well as bias and proper communication with Natasha Bowman, President, and CEO of ReNew Performance.

Natasha Bowman, Principal Performance Renew, Performance Renew
Simon Fenwick (Moderator), EVP–Talent, Equity & Inclusion, 4A’s