Webinar: Certified WBE Business Skills Development
December 18 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm ESTFree
The Other, The Token, The Only One
with Leslie Wingo
Certified WBE Business Skills Development – Online training for certified WBEs.
I am a rarity. I am a black woman who is a CEO of a company.
What is that like? In CEO conferences— no line in the women’s restroom! I get press easily when I attend events: Organizations love to represent that they are diverse—never mind that my Hispanic husband and I were the only people of color in attendance!
I am a pro at code switching (you know- changing who you are so you fit in with the men- talk about sports, golf, etc.). People assuming so much- saying things like “You don’t sound black”, “You are so articulate” and assuming I know everything about all black culture! Being called “honey” and “cute” by male CEO’s!
I am used to it and it is time for a change. It is time to wake up to the lack of diversity in the C-Suite and take definitive action to cause true diversity and inclusion in our organizations.
In this power-packed webinar, Leslie Wingo will cover:
- Learn the advantages of having diversity and inclusion in the workplace
- Determine actions you can take in your organizations today and for the future to promote women and women of color, specifically.
- Discover how innovation and problem solving can expand with diversity and inclusion initiatives.
This training will be available LIVE to all who register. Recording will only be available to our Certified WBE community. Click here to learn about certification.
There is a pre-homework to help you get the most out of this webinar. Click here to access the instructions.
Meet Leslie Wingo
Leslie Wingo leads an agency of 90 people across locations in Austin, El Paso and New York. Her 20 years at S\W include launching the firm’s Austin office in 2001, overseeing the agency’s Behavioral Science Lab and leading campaigns for State Farm, United States Postal Service and Burger King among other noted brands.
Leslie was named one of the nation’s Top Women in Advertising and Marketing by Black Enterprise magazine in 2012 and 2016 and in 2015 was designated Role Model of the Year at the American Advertising Federation’s Diversity Achievement & Mosaic Awards.
In 2011 she was awarded the Silver Medal for Lifetime Achievement by the Austin Advertising Federation and in 2014 was named one of five Profiles in Power by Austin Business Journal. In 2017 the 4A’s honored Leslie as one of “100 People Who Make Advertising Great” — the 100 ad professionals impacting advertising today and shaping the industry’s future.
A respected community leader, Leslie has served on several boards, including the American Heart Association of Texas, the American Lung Association, Austin Planetarium, Contemporary Austin and AIDS Services of Austin. She is an accomplished athlete and founding member of Travis County Strength.
Leslie lives in Austin with her husband, Christopher Martinez; their young children, Eléana and Salvador; and a shih tzu named Miss Texas.