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Overview Our panelists come from a range of industries, including music, tech, fashion, and entertainment. They will be sharing from their experiences as leaders in their fields, that all struggle with a lack of diverse representation in leadership.
What You’ll Take Away You will walk away with some key insights on the experiences of our panelists and best practices.
Why It Matters Let's continue to celebrate Black excellence beyond just Black History Month.
Lead UX Instructor ,
In 1997, Vincent J. Brathwaite began his design career by working as a product design intern. He spent over 20 years studying and working as a multi-disciplinary designer in the areas of UX design, Visual Design, Industrial Design, and Branding. He studied Industrial Design at RISD (Rhode Island School of Design), Product and Graphic Design at Strate College in France, Product Development at MIT, Project Management at General Assembly, and UX Design at The Futur.
As an instructor for General Assembly in Los Angeles and New York, Vincent has taught over 200 adults Visual Design and UX Design. Many of them are now designers at companies such as Google, American Express, Prudential Financial, Spotify and more.
In recognition of his exemplary service in the classroom, Vincent has been selected as a member of General Assembly's Distinguished Faculty program. Vincent serves as a member of GA's Product Advisory Board for our design courses.
Melissa is the Founder of #blkcreatives, a collective that empowers and advocates for Black creatives across various industries. She is the co-Founder of KINDRD, an interactive, multi-service creative company powered by professional wellness with knowledge on how to reach the Black creative millennial demographic. She also help build villages and redefine the conventional standards of beauty.
Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI),
Weber Shandwick North America
Tameka Green currently serves as the Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI)
at Weber Shandwick North America. She is responsible for Weber Shandwick’s internal
DEI efforts centered on recruitment, engagement and retention.
Prior to joining Weber Shandwick, Tameka served as Manager of Diversity & Inclusion
at Time Warner Cable in Charlotte, North Carolina. She managed the overall Employee
Resource Group program and provided strategic alignment, governance, and coaching to
all employee group chapters in support of Time Warner Cable’s Diversity's strategic
Tameka earned a Bachelors Degree In Communications Studies from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and currently lives in Brooklyn, NY.
Black Gotham Experience
William “GoodWill” Ellis is a Creative Lead, Digital Marketer, Artist, Community Organizer and Self Proclaimed Nerd with over 20+ years experience.
As a consultant William has designed award wining solutions for brands including Sony, Verizon, Avon, MSNBC, Godiva, and Morgan Stanley. William is a deeply dedicated change agent who impacts community by creating experiences and campaigns for organizations like Brooklyn Museum, SXSW, the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, the American Black Film Festival, and the National Trust for Historic Preservation.
William is also the Experience Curator at the Black Gotham Experience where he designs interactive educational media for cultural institutions and the general public all while being obsessed with anime and vintage Transformers Action Figures.
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