A Mile in Her Shoes
If you think it’s easy to chart a new course once you have the reins, think again. Nancy Hill, President-CEO of the 4A’s since 2008, has long been a champion of diversity for the ad industry, and when she took the helm of the 95-year-old association, she was raring to go.
In this post, she gives a very candid account of the uphill battle to book female speakers for the many industry events the 4A’s runs throughout the year and when they don’t materialize, she hears cries of: “Where are the women?” Hill wonders? “Where are the people of color?”
These aren’t rhetorical questions, and they defy easy answers as Hill has discovered. “It is very easy to sit on the outside and say what you would do differently,” Hill writes. “I know I did. I was very vocal about what I thought the 4A’s needed to do. Put your money where your mouth is. I did. It’s why I took this job.”
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