Learning from Black PR History: The Imperative of Belonging


Free Virtual Event

Thursday, January 27, 6 PM, ET


Learning from Black PR History:

Register here to attend this free online event. 

Join us for the upcoming 7th annual Celebrating Black PR History event, “The Imperative of Belonging,” January 27, 2022.

The need for “belonging” has never been as critical as it is today, especially among diverse PR professionals who have often found “fitting in” to be one of their top workplace concerns. And given the pandemic—on top of the Great Resignation—retaining great talent is now doubly difficult, rendering the inclusion part of the DEI formula no longer sufficient. As the pandemic has taught us, fostering a sense of belonging, especially when we are physically apart, can result in lower risk for turnover and greater performance. This program will explore how best to do that in the Age of Zoom.

Brought to you by the Museum of Public Relations and the Diversity Action Alliance.


  • Sabrina Browne, Vice President, Corporate, BCW Global

Fireside Chat

  • The Role of the Communicator Today,” Victor Blackwell, Anchor, CNN


  • Carmella Glover, President, Diversity Action Alliance

Wrap Up

  • Nyree Wright, Senior Vice President, Public Relations, TV One Networks

Panel I: DEI, Belonging, and the Black Professional

  • Brandi Boatner, Manager, Digital & Advocacy Communications, IBM
  • Nikki Forman, Senior PR Manager, US Operations, Amazon
  • Dawn Kelly, Co-Owner, The Nourish Spot; Partner, Metropolis Group
  • Jordan Williams, Talent Solutions Strategist, LinkedIn

Panel II: DEI, Next-Gen Black Talent on Belonging

  • Tiffany Knighten, Founder & CEO, Brand Curators
  • Emmanuel Reid, Assistant Account Executive, Ogilvy
  • Monique Soriano, Strategic Communication, BCW Global
  • Brandon Thomas, Vice President, PAN Communications

Thanks To Our Sponsors

Sponsored in part by Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Georgia; TV One; Renew PR; Page; HUNTER:; Talkwalker; The Stevens Group; The Hannon Group; Hofstra University Lawrence Herbert School of Communication; Diversity Action Alliance; Georgetown University School of Continuing Studies, Public Relations & Corporate Communications; PRCA Americas; CommPRO; and Muck Rack.

Sponsorship opportunities are available for this program.