Top Takeaways from Black Talent Career Week, Hosted by MediaVillage and (Video)

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MediaVillage and recently hosted Black Talent Career Week, which focused on attracting and retaining Black talent in media and advertising professions. Across 16 hours of original content, more than 40 leaders of the advertising, media, marketing and entertainment community shared insights, resources, career guidance and job opportunities. You'll find all those conversations at (see links below).

The video above features highlights from the week's panels, including insights from Sean Plater, General Manager, Howard University Network; Cheryl Guerin, Executive Vice President, Global Brand Strategy and Innovation, Mastercard; Sheereen Russell, Senior Vice President, Ad Sales and Inclusive Content Monetization, Warner Bros. Discovery; Hernon Ghermay, Global Chief Culture Officer, IPG Mediabrands; Chase Griffin, UCLA Quarterback and Student Athlete Executive in Residence, UniWorld Group; Louis Carr, President, Advertising Sales, BET, and Daphne Leroy, Senior Vice President, Advertising Strategy and Culture, Paramount.

It also includes findings from a recent Myers Report study that looked not only at current levels of representation in the industry workforce, but also the lesser-explored areas of how diverse employees engage in their corporate cultures. In the summer of 2022, the Myers Report reached out to over 2500 agency and media professionals to better understand current perspectives around Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. In general, the study revealed that the industry is still struggling with representation in its ranks, especially among Blacks and Hispanics.

Watch the video at top for more insights and advice from the many participants in Black Talent Career Week and significant results from the Myers Report study. Or click on the links below to view full-length panels on a variety of related topics.

Interested candidates and those exploring new roles are invited to submit their resumes here at

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