LOS ANGELES, CA (September 20, 2014) – In a night that celebrated the achievements of those working to champion diversity in the advertising, marketing, PR, media and entertainment industries, ADCOLOR recognized some of the best and brightest at their annual ADCOLOR Awards ceremony.
Each year, the ADCOLOR Award nominees and honorees are selected based on criteria such as ADCOLOR’s motto “Rise Up and Reach Back”. Those recognized work not only to go above and beyond in their own careers, but also go out of their way to help others and make an impact on their peers.
Twelve awards were distributed throughout the night, including the Change Agent Award. A Change Agent is the individual within a company who is using their talents and position to enhance the corporate culture and create a more inclusive environment. This can be part of or beyond the scope of that person’s primary role.
Robert has done a superb job of launching and co-chairing Égalité, Publicis Groupe’s network for LGBT employees and their allies. Through his efforts, the group has grown from one to seven national and international chapters in under two years. The group’s 600+ members have volunteered their time and raised over $100,000 in support of various LGBT charities.
The event, hosted by CNN’s Don Lemon, was filled with rousing moments from its honorees including real life Olivia Pope, Judy Smith,William Morris Endeavor icon Charles King, and Essence founder and former CEO Edward Lewis. Actors, executives, media personalities, and more were in attendance- including actors Michael B. Jordan, Jay Ellis, and Allen Maldonado, Entertainment Tonight’s newest co-host Kevin Frazier, Diegeo VP Marc Stephenson Strachan, and GLAAD President & CEO Sarah Kate Ellis. Later, guests toasted the winners at the official after party presented by BET Networks and Beats Music.
ADCOLOR® is a nonprofit 501(c) (6) organization whose mission is to celebrate and champion diversity in the advertising, marketing, media, PR and entertainment industries. ADCOLOR® strives to create a network of outstanding diverse professionals and champions by honoring their accomplishments and leveraging their stories as a road map for others to follow. By highlighting the achievements of African-Americans, American Indian/Native Americans, Asian Pacific-Americans, Hispanics/Latinos, members of the LGBT community and diversity & inclusion champions, ADCOLOR® aims to inspire the next generation of multicultural professionals. For more, visit: http://adcolor.org/
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