ColorComm, Inc., the nation’s premier membership organization dedicated to advancing the visibility of women of color in communications, recently held its third annual conference at the Ritz-Carlton, Key Biscayne in Miami, Florida. Arianna Huffington, Founder of The Huffington Post, served as the keynote speaker of ColorComm’s Annual Conference. The ColorComm Conference is an annual business retreat that connects more than 400 executive leaders in communications, marketing, advertising, and digital from across the country.
The conference, commonly referred to as #C2Miami, is the only event of its kind which opened with the ColorComm Circle Awards, the highest honor awarded to women of color changing the face of the communications industry.
A select group of honorees included: Romina Rosado, SVP, News & Digital and Editor-In-Chief, E! News; Jeanine Liburd, EVP, BET Networks; Monica Talan, EVP, Univision and several more. “ColorComm’s Conference is truly inspiring,” said ColorComm Circle Award Honoree and EVP at BET Networks, Jeanine Liburd. “As a long-standing Board Member and now ColorComm Circle Award Honoree, I am so proud of the organization’s commitment to support and honor women of the color in the communications field.”
Keynote speaker Arianna Huffington spoke on the importance of “women helping women” and stressed the importance of work-life balance. Other key speakers of the conference included CNN Weekend Anchor Fredricka Whitfield; President of Essence Communications Michelle Ebanks; President of Ketchum North America Barri Rafferty; US CEO of Edelman Russell Dubner.
“ColorComm is the ultimate conference for women of color in our industry,” said Lauren Wesley Wilson, President of ColorComm, Inc. “These women leave with financial advice, professional and personal development, business partnerships, and most importantly, genuine relationships.”
This year’s conference theme was “Leading the Way.” #C2Miami focused on empowering women to ‘lead the way’ in their careers and how important it is to use their voice to impact change.
Sponsors of the conference included: Prudential, Coca-Cola, Google, Comcast, McDonald’s, NBC Universal, CBS Entertainment Diversity, Univision, BET Networks, Wells Fargo, Toyota, and more.