Diversity Engagement Benefits


Strategy: The CAF Diversity Committee exists to champion diversity and inclusion in Chicago’s creative industries
• Recruiting: Work to address issues with diverse pipeline build
• Retention: Promote inclusivity
• Promotion/Advancement: Act as a conduit to connect and highlight diverse talent

Activities include:
• Quarterly Members-Only Diversity Thought Leaders’ Forum to discuss pre-selected topics that are integral to moving the diversity agenda forward in Chicago’s advertising community
• Annual Summer After-Work Mixer with broader Chicagoland community of marketers (hosted by CAF Diversity Committee)
• Review any other potential activities/ event with new partners

2017-Igniting the Future!
Brought to you by the CAF Diversity Thought Leaders' Council

2016-Be The Spark!
Brought to you by the CAF Diversity Thought Leaders' Council

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The Chicago Advertising Federation exists to foster momentum in Chicago’s advertising industry. The four pillars of the Chicago Advertising Federation are:

  • Professional Enrichment
  • Chicago Market & Industry Recognition
  • Networking
  • Community Involvement

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