#ADW20: Do Better, Hire Better: Building Teams That Reflect Our Communities

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Join us for the fifth annual Austin Design Week!

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Do Better, Hire Better: Building Teams That Reflect Our Communities

Event Presented By: Mathys+Potestio

As a staffing agency, we're considered experts when it comes to hiring. While we think that's true, we also know enough to raise our hands when we're not sure the right way forward.

We are in a moment of profound change: people on the internet are asking to see leadership teams and businesses are trying to hire employees of diverse backgrounds. There is a lot of work to be done to ensure that workplaces represent the communities in which they operate, and we know this is not something we can simply hire our way out of.

So, we've raised our hands: we need help to serve our candidates and clients, and we know we're not alone in that. We've tapped some experts to talk us and you through these topics, and help all of us find our way forward while being ethical, compassionate, and purposeful. Come learn alongside us.


Molly Wiley [moderator], Senior Account Manager and Creative Recruiter, Mathys+Potestio

Molly Wiley is a Senior Account Manager and Creative Recruiter with Mathys-Potestio. Having a background in design, Molly made the transition from being a creative to helping other creatives almost six years ago. Her passion is helping others find theirs. Outside of M+P, she enjoys speaking on panels and moderating events for the local creative community, and is a committee member on AIGA Austin's annual Afterhours Poster Show. You can find her around Austin at a local brewery or running on the trails!

Amelia Bowie, Director of Diversity and Culture, McGarrah Jessee

Amelia is a marketing professional specializing in developing business strategies for finance/insurance, mobile ad-tech, non-profit, retail, and CPG verticals. Her strength and consistency in increasing profitability and generating new revenue streams has made her an invaluable asset to both client and agency. Most of all, Amelia has the heart of a mentor, and works tirelessly to bring people together for greater collaboration.

Hunter Sunshine, Head of Strategy and Brand, Modernist Studio

Strategy leader and entrepreneur Hunter Sunrise works with agencies and brands alike to solve complex challenges with thoughtful, insight-based strategies. Specifically, Hunter’s work focuses on uncovering opportunities for authentic connections and experiences—bolstered by the belief that inclusion and diversity, paired with respecting your audience, is the magic required to expand reach and grow brand equity. Hunter has consulted with Alaska Airlines, Mercedes-Benz, DIAGEO, Verizon, Wells Fargo, Novartis, Bank of America and others on ways to help translate organizational goals into human-centric solutions.

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