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Kalyn Wilson

CEO - Dream Forward Consulting

Rodney Williams

President + CEO, Belvedere Vodka

Sue Moore

Senior Booker, Zebedee

Christina Peach

Brand & Inclusion Specialist, FleishmanHillard

Claire Berry

Youth, Culture and Partnerships, UK Lead, FleishmanHillard

Courtney Oliver

VP Human Resources, ViacomCBS

Rev. Dr. Dante R. Quick

Praxis Innovation Group

Elise James DeCruise

Chief Equity officer, Ad Council

Lauren Thaman


Keni Thacker

Founder and Chief Creative Officer of 100 Roses From Concrete

Gary J. Nix

Founder & Chief Strategist, the brandarchist: strategy as a service

Mica Alexis

Director HR Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, Audacy

Sarah Harris

VP Social Impact, Audacy

Audra Lowe

Emmy-nominated TV Host, Media Trainer, VO artist

Arnicia Arrington

Chief People Officer, Wondros

Robert Garrett Smith

The Phluid Project

Jeremiah Owyang

Founder, Kaleido Insights & Catalyst Companies

Ericka Riggs

Chief DEI Officer, Omnicom Specialty Marketing Group

Jennifer Kohl

Executive Director of Media, VMLY&R

Love Malone

Founder/CEO, Gradient Group

Oona King

VP Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, Snap

Sheryl Goldstein

EVP Member Engagement & Development, IAB

Clara Luo

Group Director, Strategy & Insights, VMLY&R

Mita Mallick

Head of Inclusion, Equity and Impact, Carta

XiaoHwa Ng


Kelli Richardson Lawson

Joy Collective

Aryn Terry

Associate Director, Digital Partnerships, Initiative

Rashad Williams

Strategic Media Planning Manager, Mindshare North America

Ashley McGowan


Kori Hale

CEO & Founder, Culture Banx

Orlee Tatarka

Director of Integrated Production and Senior Partner, Carmichael Lynch

Régine Labossière

Associated Director of Media Relations and Co-Chair of Mosaic (ERG), Carmichael Lynch

Felipe Silva


Joana Mendes

Founder, YGB.BLACK

Lani Dourado

Strategist, Papel & Caneta U.S.

Oriel Davis-Lyons

Creative Director, Spotify

Chelsea Curry

Senior Copywriter, Mother NY

Jacob Porpossian

Creative Lead for New York, FleishmanHillard

Walter Geer

Executive Creative Director, VMLY&R

Lauren Wesley-Wilson

Founder and CEO, Color Comm Media Group

Karlie Thornton

Founder, FroSkate

Josh 'Zeke' Thomas

CMO, Isiah Thomas International

Rahshib Thomas

Director of People Operations

Isiah Thomas

CEO, Isiah Thomas International

Lincoln Stephens

Founder, Marcus Graham Project

Gabrielle Shirdan

VP Creative Director, McCann

Marty Senn

Chief Creative Officer & Managing Partner, Carmichael Lynch

Hanan Osman

Creative Production & Operations, Four Two Creative

Crystal McCrary-McGuire

CEO, Crystal McCrary Productions

Okinyan Olojede

Brand Marketing & Design, Four Two Creative

Monique Nelson

Chair & CEO, UWG

Roland S. Martin

Host, #RolandMartinUnfiltered

Antoinette Isama

Media & Editorial, Four Two Creative

Carol Haynesworth

Head of Multi Cultural Strategy & Inclusion, Director, Carmichael Lynch

Cheryl Guerin

Executive Vice President, MasterCard

Emily Graham

Chief Equity & Impact Officer, Omnicom

Rich Ferraro

Chief Communication Officer, GLAAD

Damola Durosomo

Communications & Editorial, Four Two Creative

Len Burnett

CEO, Uptown Magazine

Adrianne Smith

Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer, FleishmanHiillard

Julie Martell

Research Director, Strategy & Insights, VMLY&R

Zack Tomlinson

Inclusion Experience, Program Manager, VMLY&R

Tasha Gilroy

Executive Director, Diversity Equity & Inclusion, VMLY&R

Louis Byrd

Director, Experience Design, VMLY&R

Teresa Barnhill

Group Director, Strategy & Insights, VMLY&R

Myron King

Chief integration Officer, VMLY&R

Sinat Giwa

FourTwo Creative

Leeza Singh

Renaissance Group

Laura Mignott

CEO, DFlash

Susie Walker

VP, Awards and Insights, Cannes Lions

Jaqueline Hernández

CEO & Co-Founder - New Majority Ready

Simon Cook


Kennedy Ogbanufe

Cannes Lions

The event is over

In 2019, the Cannes Can: Diversity Collective hosted the FIRST beach activation to focus solely on the theme of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity. Inkwell Beach Cannes is a historical tribute to the infamous beach in Martha’s Vineyard (Cape Cod, USA). It is an activation to celebrate the contributions/perspectives of creative, media, marketing, entertainment, technology and communication fields from communities of color and underrepresented communities. Inkwell Beach panel discussions focus on topics that range from building talent channels from non-traditional pathways, creative pitch competitions, talent showcases, C-Suite – Gloves Off sessions and more! Whether in person or virtual, our goal is make everyone feel WELCOME and INCLUDED in the conversation. When you leave the Inkwell Beach: Cannes conversation, we hope that you will be inspired to embrace CC:DC's motto: "DON'T TALK ABOUT IT. BE ABOUT IT!"

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