To begin our new series titled "Creative Spotlight Series", we have chosen Paco Olavarrieta - Chief Creative Officer of New York based d expósito & Partners.  We will continue to highlight our great creative executives in this series, asking them key questions about the business.  Enjoy.

Most successful companies and individuals defeat themselves. This comes from some combination of hubris, incestuous thinking and improperly aligned incentives.

The debate around “LatinX” as a label among all people of Latin American descent rages on stronger than ever and I’ve realized that most brands, companies and the media don't even bother to notice.  By Henry Cadena - Cultural Strategist | Brand Connector | Researcher

Around 10 million U.S. mothers living with their own school-age children were not actively working in January — 1.4 million more than during the same month last year, according to new U.S. Census Bureau data.

Since #unpaidinternships is trending, I want to provide advice if you’re starting your career and are considering an unpaid #internship today.

As scholars of gender inequality in the workplace, we are routinely asked by companies to investigate why they are having trouble retaining women and promoting them to senior ranks. It’s a pervasive problem. Women made remarkable progress accessing positions of power and authority in the 1970s and 1980s, but that progress slowed considerably in the 1990s and has stalled completely in this century.

MediaVillage founder Jack Myers continues to build his AdvancingDiversity.org team with the announcement of Claudine Waite as Head of Partner Development at the B2B marketing, diversity and education company.

Even as the world begins to re-open more permanently, it’s clear that the pandemic will have a lasting impact on consumer behavior and brand-to-consumer engagement.  By Heather Jordan, SVP, Product Management, Ad Intel, Nielsen

Everyone can learn from the female energy in our lives and women’s contributions as much as we have to learn from males, ungendered or multiculturals, without it being mutually-exclusive, a diss on others, or descending into divisiveness, reparation for the past, or white male bashing. America is not perfect, but it's the only place in the world you can start with nothing and end up with your own thriving business, and despite the blemishes, get a fair chance. I know. I’ve lived around the world. And with gender and ethnic fluid GenZ on the horizon, the best is yet to come. Marvelously different is America.  By Liz Castells-Heard, CEO & Chief Strategy Officer, INFUSION

When pandemics sweep through societies, they upend critical structures, such as health systems and medical treatments, economic life, socioeconomic class structures and race relations, fundamental institutional arrangements, communities and everyday family life.

A new Ipsos survey for the World Economic Forum finds that across the 27 countries surveyed, an average of 65% of all adults think that, in their country, someone’s race, ethnicity, or national origin influences their employment opportunities. When considering their own race, ethnicity, or national origin, an average of 39% say it has impacted their own employment opportunities.

Challenge the status quo. Transform long-held beliefs and behaviors. Build a more equitable future, together. Businesses can help lead the way toward racial equity and our perspective can help you drive the change.

There’s no doubt 2020 was a remarkable year – in the literal sense rather than the positive. Individuals, businesses, brands, governments and society have been tested like never before, and it is clear that the upheaval we saw early in the year is set to continue well into 2021.

Challenge the status quo. Transform long-held beliefs and behaviors. Build a more equitable future, together. Businesses can help lead the way toward racial equity and our perspective can help you drive the change.

Although tension always exists between time spent on the substance of a meeting and time spent socializing, most recurring meetings reach a natural balancing point — at least until the equilibrium is disrupted by a change in circumstances or in the personalities involved. Having to meet via Zoom (or one of the other platforms that now constitute our virtual conference rooms) has tipped that balance.

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