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DE&I Forum

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Welcome and Introductions (11:00am - 11:10am ET)

For the sixth year in a row, ANA has released “A Diversity Report for the Advertising/Marketing Industry.” This work tracks the gender and ethnic diversity of ANA member companies and recommends steps for improvement. Since its inception, this study has shown strides the industry has made to increase diversity. Yet, this latest study has found that ethnic diversity has taken a step back, after several years of progress. The industry is now 30.8 percent ethnically diverse, down from 32.3 percent a year ago, and well below the 42.2 percent diversity makeup of the total U.S. population. Yet there is encouraging news with gains in ethnic diversity at senior levels. There is 17.3 percent ethnic diversity in CMO positions, up from 14.6 percent, and the highest in the six-year study period. Furthermore, CMOs are 59.9 percent female, also the highest in the six-year study period.

This meeting will be entirely devoted to the report:
• Bill Duggan, Group EVP at ANA will share findings.
Reggie Willis, Chief Diversity Officer at Ally will discuss actions taken to improve diversity
• Open discussion on best practices to improve diversity

Bill Duggan, Group EVP, ANA

Reggie Willis,
Chief Diversity Officer, Ally

Closing Remarks (12:50pm - 1:00pm)

**Schedule subject to change