Ogilvy Agency-Ready Diversity Workshop

Actions Panel

Multiple dates

Ogilvy Agency-Ready Diversity Workshop

Ogilvy’s Agency-Ready Diversity Workshop aims to prepare the next generation of Black college students for agency internships and careers.

By Ogilvy

When and where

Date and time

October 6, 2020 · 3pm - October 21, 2020 · 5pm PDT



About this event

As more and more men and women of color move up the corporate ladder, it’s evident that the opportunity for more diversity, equity, and inclusion is seen in the PR and advertising industries. The need for proactive approaches in organizational culture, accountability, and efforts supported by all, not just relegated to a single department are some of the barriers seen in racial diversity in PR and Advertising industries.

The Agency-Ready Diversity Workshop aims to arm Black college students with the tools to excel in the PR and advertising industries. It is designed to create a college-to-workforce pipeline of Black students who can confidently compete for and succeed in internships and entry-level positions at Ogilvy and other leading agencies.


(Times and panelists subject to change)

Panel : Agency Life: The World as We Know It

  • October 6, 2020 | 6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. | Zoom
  • Moderator: Brandon Andrews, Senior Consultant at Values Partnership
  • Panelists: Hillary Turner, Christena Onyeali, Ashley Atkins, Victoria Berry, Raman Mama

Workshop: Just Write: A Guide to Writing and Copy Editing for PR

  • October 8, 2020 | 6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. | Zoom
  • Presenters: Candice Robinson, Seleana Wright, Melissa Glim, Laura Ting, Monique LaRocque

Panel: Diversity: How Do We Fit in Here?

  • October 13, 2020 | 6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. | Zoom
  • Moderators: Tkeyah Lake, VP of Digital Strategy, Banner Public Affairs
  • Panelists: Jean-Rene Zetrenne, Donna Pedro, Amira Barger, Kristie Pope

Workshop: Top of the Stack: Creating a Hirable Resume and Portfolio

  • October 15, 2020 | 6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. | Zoom
  • Presenters: Kristie Pope (Creative), Candice Robinson (Account), Mabel Liang (HR), Monica Parada (Creative)

Closing Keynote Presentation

  • October 20, 2020 | 6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. | Zoom
  • Keynote Speaker: Kai Wright, Ogilvy Global Consulting Partner, Lecturer at Columbia University, former Ogilvy Associate (2007-2008)

Panel: Getting in the Door: Ogilvy’s Associates and Internship Program

  • October 21, 2020 | 6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
  • Panelists: Kennedy Studdard, Raman Mama, Qierra Lesesne

Craft Sessions and 1:1 Consultations

Following the final panel discussion and workshop, a select number of applicants will have an opportunity to receive more personal time with panelists for career, resume, and portfolio guidance during Craft Sessions in creative, paid media, strategy, and account management. Applicants will then meet with agency professionals for a one-on-one consultation. A separate application and essay are required for consideration to participate. APPLY HERE.

About the organizer

Organized by
Sales Ended