Virtual Equality Lounge® Cannes Lions Live


July 7 – 20 | 10AM EDT



Monday, July 13

10AM – 10:45AM EDT They ask, you answer: What Gen Z wants to know about your brand
Gen Z is leading tremendous change in how brands interact with consumers. From cancel culture to social activism through brand loyalty, this conversation will unpack how brands and marketers are responding to the power of Gen Z, and how they’re making way for Gen Alpha.

Tuesday, July 14

10AM – 10:45AM EDT The Pursuit of Togetherness: Thinking Beyond Diversity to Inclusivity 
Jazmine Noble, Strategic Alliances Development Manager, Braze

Wednesday, July 15

1PM – 1:45PM EDT Lessons in Business Building From Exceptional Black Women Founders
Black women are the fastest-growing segment of entrepreneurs, yet currently receive less than 1% of venture capital funding. Join us for a real conversation with black female founders and industry experts. Learn how we can support women of color entrepreneurs and give their businesses the recognition they deserve.

Ife Babatunde, Partner Agency Lead, LinkedIn
Bea Arthur, LMHC, Founder and CEO, The Difference

Monday, July 20

10AM – 10:45AM EDT Change the Face: Building a Digital Future That Works for Everyone
For the technology sector to reach its full potential, it needs to more fairly reflect the world in which we operate. We explore how the industry’s individuals and organizations can build a digital future that is diverse and inclusive.

Shelley Zalis, CEO, The Female Quotient
Serpil Timuray, CEO Europe Cluster, Vodafone


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Tuesday, June 23

11AM – 11:45AM EDT How Creative Ideas Advance Equality
Creative ideas can be a catalyst for positive change. In this panel, creative minds from Facebook offices around the world come together to share how they have been able to transform their passion projects into actual change for their communities and what you can do to get started.
Ashley McGowan, Global Business Equality Lead, Facebook
Julia Rayeb, Creative Lead, LATAM, Facebook
Miriam Faber, Content & Campaigns Lead for Northern Europe, Facebook
Monse Moreno, Global Diversity Brand Strategy Manager, Facebook
Thomas Shim, Creative Strategist, Facebook
Michelle Mitchell, Strategic Communities Program Manager, Media Partnerships, Facebook

Monday, June 29

11AM – 11:45AM EDT How to Be Your Authentic Self in the Workplace 
Inclusive work environments allow all team members to bring their whole selves to work. In this discussion, we talk about how to create and foster inclusive environments. We address the concept of “”covering,”” self-censoring and the pressure to conform felt by certain groups. Attendees will leave the discussion with a playbook for overcoming unconscious (and sometimes conscious) bias to help us all strive to be our authentic selves in the workplace.

Reem Abeidoh, Head of Global GTM, LinkedIn Marketing (Moderator)
Marissa Solis, SVP, Core Brands, Media, Sports & Partnerships, Frito Lay North America, PepsiCo
Laisha Dismuke, Cultural Advisor, The Female Quotient
Maria Cuba, Diversity and Belonging Business Partner, Airbnb
Ariel Johnson Lin, Executive Director, JPMorgan Chase Sports & Entertainment Marketing 

1PM – 1:45PM EDT Think Global, Act Grassroots: How Big Impact Begins Within
So often, we look to leadership as agents of change. But it’s important to remember that we all have the power to create impact. We explore how purpose-driven organizations focus on grassroots initiatives and empower employees at every level.

Aminka Belvitt, Innovation & Equity Specialist (Moderator)
Carolina Vaccaro, Total Rewards Senior Consultant for Mexico and LAC North, SAP
Thamara Ramirez-Walker, Senior Director – Brand Purpose & Experience, Office of the CMO, SAP
Kwena Mabotja, Regional Director – Purpose and Brand Experience, Office of the CMO, SAP
Tyrone Webb, Jr., Head of Global Field Communications, SAP SuccessFactors

Tuesday, June 30

11AM – 11:45AM EDT Curing Two Public Health Crises to Build an Equitable Post-COVID World
The effects of long standing racism, combined with COVID-19, have pushed America to an inflection point. It’s time to address the disparities that have existed for centuries so we can minimize the toll of coronavirus — and prevent it from making inequalities worse. As we fight two public health crises at once and rebuild our world, we explore how leaders and brands can step up to lead us through crisis, toward a future that is brighter for us all.

Menaka Gopinath, President, Ipsos Social Media Exchange
Lindsay Franke, EVP, Creative Excellence, Ipsos
Chris Jackson, VP, Public Affairs, Ipsos
April Jeffries, President, Global Ethnography and Immersion, Ipsos UU

1PM – 1:45PM EDT Brands’ Actions Speak Louder Than Words
It’s easy to put out a statement — but impact happens when those words are backed by concrete actions. In this panel, we hear from companies who aren’t just talking about change, but leading it.

Anna Blue, Chief Next Gen Officer, The Female Quotient
Rosalind Liddell, Paralegal Manager, Verizon Media
Amita Patel, Supervising Producer, Enterprise Video, HuffPost
Ann Rosenberg, SVP for UN Partnerships, SAP

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Advancing Equality Together
Verizon Media, Facebook, NBCUniversal, AT&T, Google, ViacomCBS, Deloitte Digital, L’Oréal USA, Spotify, Braze, P&G, JPMorgan Chase & Co., WWE, IPG, SAP, Ipsos, MAKERS, Johnnie Walker, Snap Inc., The Atlantic, PwC, LinkedIn, Ad Age, Vodafone, Clear Channel Outdoor, SeeHer, MediaLink, The New York Times