DIVERSITY, EQUITY, INCLUSION 2021

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 9

Track leaders: Jevon Bolden (EMG) and Maila Kim (IVP)

Acquiring and Developing Authors of Color: A panel of agents & editors

What do agents and editors need to take into consideration when acquiring and developing content by authors of color? Tune into this panel of agents and editors of color, who will name the unique needs of authors of color and what publishers need to know.

  • Al Hsu, Senior Editor at InterVarsity Press
  • Kyle Hatfield, Acquisitions Editor at Harvest House Publishers
  • Barb Roose, Literary Agent at Books & Such Literary Management
  • Grace P. Cho, editorial manager, (in)courage
  • Katara Patton, senior editor, Our Daily Bread Publishing

Reaching Audiences of Color

Learn from sales and marketing professionals of color as they discuss the challenges and opportunities with reaching audiences of color, and what publishers can do in order to move into new markets.

  • Alexandra Horn, Academic Marketing Manager, InterVarsity Press
  • Jamie Lapeyrolerie, Senior Marketing Manager, WaterBrook
  • Woodley Auguste, founder, Awareness Agency

Becoming an Intentional Leader: How to leverage your influence to create a diverse organizational culture

In this talk, Bethaney Wilkinson unpacks the five areas of influence every person can leverage to create a more diverse and inclusive culture. With engaging storytelling and actionable insights, you’ll be equipped and inspired to create the kind of culture you say you want: one where all people are able to thrive at work.

  • Bethaney Wilkinson, author of The Diversity Gap (HarperCollins Leadership) and creator of The Diversity Gap workshop and podcast

DEI & Company Culture

It’s important to create a company culture that is welcoming to publishing professionals of color. Not sure where to start? Learn from publishing professionals of color as they talk about mentorship, code-switching, communication styles, and balancing the dynamics of power.

  • Bunmi Ishola, Children’s Book Editor, Penguin Random House
  • Patnacia Goodman, Nonfiction Acquisitions Editor, Baker Books
  • Alexandra Horn, Academic Marketing Manager, InterVarsity Press
  • Woodley Auguste, founder, Awareness Agency

We thank the following companies for their support of the industry and this event:

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