More than 150 members of the 4A’s Foundation Multicultural Advertising Intern Program (MAIP) community gathered in New York City for the 2019 summit. In its 46th year, MAIP continues to support agencies in prioritizing diversity, inclusion and equity in hiring and promoting both talent and leadership in the creative, strategy, client services, management and all other advertising agency disciplines.
The purpose of the 4A’s Foundation MAIP Summit is to provide alumni with the opportunity to learn from senior thought-leaders in and outside of the industry on innovative best practices, while furthering their professional development and re-engaging with the alumni community.
Focused on adaptive leadership, the program of this year’s MAIP Summit covered a range of themes vital to its participants’ involvement and leadership in advertising, including the price of leadership for people of color, workplace microaggressions and trauma, financial literacy, executive presence, multiracial work experiences, generational differences, and many more.
This report highlights the insights and information the 4A’s Foundation MAIP Summit 2019 offered to both attendees and speakers.