All Voices on Deck
What’s Next for Equity in Advertising and Creative Industries? Join SheSays and BBDO LA for an honest conversation on making change.
ABOUT THE EVENT
Join SheSays LA and BBDO LA for a virtual panel lead by media expert and activist, Trell Thomas.
Twelve years ago, SheSays was created to support women in creative industries, and while some have come a long way in climbing the ranks, women of color have been left behind and left out of the conversation. It’s time for all of us to take action. No matter your department, position, or seniority level – everyone has a role to play in making our industry inclusive for all underrepresented voices. So tune in, and let’s work together to make these changes happen in our teams, workplaces, and broader culture.
Our Panel will feature Storm Smith, Producer at BBDO, Kishau Rogers, CEO/Founder of tech start-up, TimeStudy, Natasha McClean Haubrich, Head of Global at Neutrogena, and Leslye Graham, Designer at BBDO and talent behind our event artwork. We’re excited to bring together perspectives from agency, brand, tech, and creativity because change is everyone’s responsibility.
Date and time: Wednesday July 1st, 10AM PST
Where: Zoom Webinar (Register HERE)
What: Moderated panel and Q&A to follow
ABOUT THE PANEL
Trell Thomas is a media expert and activist. His work spans from career beginnings at NBC and on the historic Obama Presidential Campaign in 2008 to overseeing talent relations and communication within some of the biggest brands at Viacom to perfectly aligning social good causes, corporations and celebrities with Waco Theater Center and campaigns like And Still I Vote.
Additionally, Trell has a great appreciation for sharing narratives of diverse communities and bringing stories of excellence to the forefront through various events that he curates and hosts. Over the years, he has sat down with many respected figures to share their journey.
Trell’s mission is to empower people of color and spread positivity through black excellence. He is the founder of Black Excellence Brunch, Friend Friday and Share Black Stories Live which are positive spaces to uplift the black community celebrating their individual and collective excellence! He is constantly using his platforms to connect young people from different backgrounds, professions and all walks of life.
Storm Smith is a producer at BBDO Los Angeles – with the lead planning of Diversity Inclusion and Accessibility function within the production unit for AT&T. She’s also the first Deaf woman to have been recruited by BBDO through the agency’s Creative Residency program, offering multicultural professionals an introduction to advertising via residency at BBDO. She continues in roles of creative director for collaborative projects, motivational speakers on larger scale events, and a thought leader for change in the creative and advertising industry. Storm’s tireless efforts to promote diversity, accessibility and inclusion have earned her a prestigious award from the City of Los Angeles, as well as numerous major publications featured in PopSugar, Los Angeles Times, Billboard, Muse by CLIO, Campaign, TV Guide, Adweek, AdAge and more.
A seasoned engineer and data scientist with over 23 years of experience focused in work with healthcare organizations helping tackle data management and automation challenges. Kishau saw there was nothing out there that was up to meet the intimidating industry challenges of physician burnout and unmanageable administrative work. So she went to work establishing Time Study to bring Time Intelligence to any talent based company to empower those organizations to maximize their greatest resource, people, to deliver the Future of Work. In her commitment to using technology for good, she also serves as an advisor to organizations like AI for Afrika, Think Of Us, WAAW Foundation, VCU Department of Computer Science, the first U.S. White House Hackathon for Foster Care and SheHacks Africa, a software engineering intensive providing training to women to girls in over three African nations. People have noticed as Kishau and Time Study have won awards like the Wells Fargo Stem Award and been featured in national publications like the Wall Street Journal, Entrepreneur, and JavaWorld.
Natasha leads the strategic plan and innovation roadmap for Neutrogena’s global brand portfolio and is responsible for protecting and evolving the brand equity around the world. With nearly 15 years of experience at Johnson & Johnson Consumer Health, Natasha brings a deep interest and expertise in beauty/skin health, retail and consumer goods, global/regional/US brand management, new product development, advertising, sales and P&L management. In addition to her strong business results, Natasha is particularly well regarded as an astute people leader, culture builder, and collaborator.
Leslye is a multifaceted designer and art director with a background in psychology and photography. As a member of the design team at BBDO, she brings a unique viewpoint to the work through her interest in the consumer perspective and the role that cognition plays in effective marketing.