Welcome. Expanding the Partnership
In 2019, the Cannes Can: Diversity Collective hosted the first Diversity, Equity and Inclusion full scale activation at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity. Since then CC:DC 's momentum has continued via virtual sessions during the pandemic as well as connecting live at Inkwell in 2021 for the 1st time. In 2022 CC:DC returned to Cannes with Inkwell Beach and the journey will continue.
Featured Speakers Include:
Simon Cook - Ascential/Cannes Lions
Adrianne C. Smith - Founder CC:DC
Power of Storytelling to Drive Change and Impact (Diane Diaries)
In a power creative hour two marketers, industry leaders, and creative producers discuss how their personal and professional journeys inspired them to create two independent, docu-series originals to make a major statement about inclusion, equity, and representation in business leadership and entrepreneurship.
Lauren Maillian - CEO, digitalundivided, Executive Producer, Diane Diaries
Walter Geer - Chief Experience Design Officer - VMLY&R, Producer, Black Madison Avenue
Moderator - Chanel Cathey - Chief Executive Officer
Continue the conversation with the digitalundivided team over lunch and mimosas,
as well as a special screening of the Diane Diaries docu-series and Black Madison Avenue.
The Writer's Right
All writers have a journey and story that has lead them to where they are now. Dayna L. North will share how her childhood passion has turned into a grown-up purpose.
Dayna Lynne North -
Writer/Executive Producer –
The Best Man: The Final Chapters
"Why Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging Will Not Be Enough to Save Corporations"
Corporate America continues to struggle to solve a decades old problem. The reality is DEI as a practice was originally established to move from a segregated workforce to an integrated workforce. Reframe - The First Tech Enabled Change Management Platform(c) will present its findings for why DEI will not be enough to save Corporate America.
Reframe is partnering with Restaurant Associates (R/A) to present their findings for how Corporations can culturally transform from the inside, out.
Jeffrey L. Bowman - Reframe
Courtney A. Willis - Restaurant Association
CC:DC House 7 Dempster Park, Oak Bluffs, MA, We ask all guests to please be safe and resposible.
"Mental Health: Behind the Scenes of Wellness"
Tammy McCall Browning - Entrepreneur/Dancer - Tammyswing
Jodie Patterson - Author Activist
Being a Black Father in Advertising
Brian Owens - VMLY&R/Father of Olivia
Olivia Owens - CEO of Brian Owens, Inc.
Walter Geer - VMLY&R/Father of Ayann
Ayaan Geer - CEO of Walter Geer, Inc.
Ericka Riggs - CDEIO, Omnicom (SMG)
Real Talk: Inside the B-Suite - Illuminating Journeys of Black leaders in the C-suite.
Emily Graham - Chief Equity & Impact Officer, Omnicom Group
Tony Hobley - CDEIO, Omnicom Precision Marketing Group (OPMG)
Stacey Hightower - CEO, Omnicom Specialty Marketing Group (OSMG)
Joi Chaney - Exec. Director, Washington Bureau & SVP, Policy and Advocacy (NUL)
Princess Gamble - Assoc. Vice President and COO of Development & Alumni Relations, Howard University (HU)
For the American Culture: How Corporate America Can Help Save Our Democracy
The National Urban League invites you to join us for a conversation on the role corporate America can play in ensuring the future of our democracy by investing in the civic and economic empowerment of communities of color.
Marc H. Morial, National Urban League President & CEO
Michael Hyter, President & CEO Executive Leadership Council
Glynda Carr, President & CEO Higher Heights Leadership Fund
Nicole Elam, President & CEO - National Bankers Associatio
"Set The Record Straight" HIP HOP Turns 50 - documentary
Darla Miles, Emmy Award Winning Reporter
WABC –TV New York
Join Amazon, AWS and CC:DC to celebrate the Wonderful Works of Women at the CC:DC House. We see you Shinning!
#AmazonShine #WeSeeYouShinning #WCW
Please register to receive details.
Amplifying Black History through Visual Storytelling
Dr. Deborah Willis -
University Professor and Chair of the Department of Photography & Imaging at the Tisch School of the Arts, New York University
Cassadra Illidge -
Vice President of Partnerships and Executive Director of the HBCU Photo Archive Grants Program, Getty
Power of Storytelling to Drive Change and Impact - Diane Diaries
The Diane Diaries is a mini documentary series that chronicles and explores the origins of ProjectDiane and its ever present impact on global innovation and entrepreneurship.This conversation convenes the creators of the film and the creative minds ushering the vision forward. We will also consider adding a dynamic founder to the conversation who has been deeply impacted by the release of the report.
Lauren Maillian, CEO, digitalundivided
Tandria Norman, Head of Marketing and Communications, digitalundivided
Moderator: Chanel Cathey, CJC Insights
"Black Women Will Save the World - an Anthem."
April Ryan - White House Correspondent
CNN Political Analyst, Author, Speaker
At Amazon we believe in order to drive sustainability in the diversity space we need to lean in with cultivating a culture of inclusion and belonging. Inclusion is about belonging. It’s a state in which all employees are able to be themselves, and all identities are valued. This panel of all Black women executives at Amazon will go in depth on their experiences and how inclusion shows up in their workplace. They will share, acknowledging lived experiences and leveraging unique skills and perspectives, so that everyone may experience ownership and empowerment.
Beth Fatusin - Area Sales Leader - AWS
Tia White - GM, AI/ML Marketing Intelligence - AWS
Modupe' Congleton -Head of DEI Strategic Partnerships, - AWS
Kelley Walton - Head of Brand, Product & Integrated Mkt - Amazon Music
Stephanie Maxwell Ridore - Director, Employee Relations- Ops HR, - Amazon
Let Our People Play
The growing industries across esports, gaming, and web3 and how they impact the African American community. We will focus on new trends and strategies to provide scholarships, media investments, and philanthropy at the intersection of technology and entertainment.
Ryan Johnson - Cxmmunity
Jessica Thorpe - Anima8orz
Warren Davis - Cxmmunity
Dante Simpson - ESPAT
BSX: The Future of STEM Equity
A panel to address equity in tech and the risk Black women are taking for our dignity and well being. Reflections from a whistleblower, a filmmaker and a CEO.
Janeen Uzzell - Chief Executive Officer National Society of Black Engineers
Mutale Nkonde: CEO/Founder AI for the People
Aerica Shimizu Banks: Founder & Principal Shiso (also, Queen Whistleblower from Google)
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