According to an online post, The One Club has promoted one of their own, Lauren Cole, the lead the company’s global One ID diversity & inclusion department. As senior diversity program manager, Cole will oversee all of the company’s global inclusion and diversity programs and events. After serving in HR and talent recruiting capacities at iCrossing, Hill+Knowlton Strategies and MSLGROUP, Cole joined The One Club in 2017 as program manager.
“The One Club for Creativity has a long-standing commitment to providing global programming that helps solve the industry’s diversity problem as opposed to just talking about it,” said Kevin Swanepoel, CEO, The One Club for Creativity. “We created our One ID department more than a decade ago, and Lauren has played a key role in its development over the past two years. She has the skills and experience to take this programming to the next level and help us provide even greater value to the industry.”
In her new role, Cole will head up the club’s annual “Here Are All The Black People” event, a full-day inclusion and diversity event in New York with speaker sessions, mentoring, portfolio reviews, recruiting booths, networking and live talent pitch competition that provides a space for multicultural creative professionals, students and recent graduates to enrich their careers and explore new opportunities.
Cole was quoted as saying, “Inclusion and diversity can no longer be only window dressing. Our goal is to help make the ad industry a place where all types of people can get a foot in the door and thrive. We’re making that happen with programming for diverse students and mid-career professionals, and look forward to expanding the scope and quality of these offerings in the future.”