Dec 15, 2021
5:30 - 6:30 PM
This virtual meetup will be held on Zoom. Login details will be sent upon registration.
Join a dedicated, safe space for our BIPOC community to seek fellowship, camaraderie, and some much-needed conversation.
Sometimes you just need space to be yourself—a place where you can truly bring your whole self to the table—unapologetically and without judgment. AMA Triangle is proud to invite our BIPOC community to join us in a dedicated space for marketers of color by marketers of color. Join us each month for some real talk and discover the power of community, together.
AMA Triangle believes that marketing is for everyone and we’re doing everything in our power to be the change we want to see. Our mission is to create a sense of belonging and togetherness for all marketers.
To support this mission, we’ve created a dedicated safe space for our BIPOC communities from coast to coast. Join AMA Triangle Immediate Past President, Misty Wilson, and AMA Triangle Vice President of DEI, Nicole Filippo, for a BIPOC exclusive filled with fellowship, camaraderie, and some much-needed conversation.
In 2020, AMA Triangle developed a little something we like to call, “The Whole Marketer Promise”. This promise is our commitment to always remembering that while we are marketers, we’re also children, parents, grandparents, siblings, cousins, friends, neighbors, and partners. We love marketing, but we also love cooking, dancing, biking, hiking, running, swimming, music, sports, traveling, and so much more. We’re a community of PEOPLE first and foremost, and right now, more than ever, we’re striving to be the community our members deserve, a place where each and every person in the Triangle has the opportunity to feel that they truly belong because AMA Triangle believes that marketing is for everyone.
To align with our inherent belief that marketing is for everyone, in June 2020, AMA Triangle teamed up with AMA Sacramento Valley and AMA New York to establish a national Taskforce to design an official DEI Pledge for all professionals AMA chapters. The Pledge would be designed to help all 70 chapters nationwide establish and implement DEI practices within their organizations. To aid in our efforts, we grew our Taskforce to include AMA PDX, AMA New Jersey, and AMA Austin. Once the Pledge was complete, we realized we’d need to consistently provide DEI support for every chapter that signed, so we subsequently established monthly DEI Townhalls, DEI Collateral, digital campaign materials, calendars, and holiday guidance before officially launching on September 21, 2020.
When AMA Triangle says that we believe in DEI, we mean that we believe so deeply that we’ve dedicated ourselves to leading the charge for nationwide change. As marketers, we have the ability to influence what our communities, customers, and clients see, think, feel, and believe. As an industry, we believe that it is our greatest responsibility to ensure that the copy we’re creating, the images we’re posting, the language we’re using, and the ads we’re producing are, at their core inclusive and free of personal, professional, or cultural bias. We’ve committed not only to educate ourselves but to ensure that every single aspect of our operations start and end with DEI in mind. That every volunteer is committed to upholding the principles of DEI, and that each team is held to their own internal DEI KPIs. We’ve dedicated ourselves to DEI not only because it’s the right thing to do, but because we’re striving to be the community you deserve, and we see a better, brighter, and more inclusive future for our industry.
Misty Wilson: AMA Triangle Immediate Past President
Through building her career in PR, digital marketing, and analytics, Misty focuses on end-to-end strategy based on extensive analysis, psychology, interpersonal communication, and an insatiable desire to learn. Though marketing will always be her passion, she sees the industry aligning itself with the tech and data world more and more every day. As a result, she works alongside Data Scientists at PRA Health Sciences during the day, while fulfilling her creative passions through her freelance and philanthropic work at night.
You can reach Misty by emailing her at Misty.Wilson@amatriangle.org.
Nicole Filippo: Vice President of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI)
Nicole is the communications manager for Elon University’s Love School of Business. She is excited to serve on AMA Triangle’s founding DEI team as well as grow the chapter’s relationships with colleges and universities. Nicole is also a Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) and serves on the board of directors for the Meeting Professionals International Carolinas Chapter.
You can reach Nicole at Nicole.Filippo@amatriangle.org.
AMA Triangle Members: Complimentary
Non-Member Guests: $5.00
AMA Triangle / Collegiate Student Members: Complimentary
Student Guests: $5.00