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Friday Forum – Ogilvy

James Kinney - Global Chief Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Officer

#CircusForum The Creative Circus hosts special guests every Friday as part of our Friday Forum Series.

Friday, October 22 at 1:30 PM

James Kinney – Global Chief Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Officer at Ogilvy
Nakita Pope – Diversity & Inclusion Advisor at The Creative Circus

James has also served as Chief Talent Officer for Mother, VP of People for Giant Spoon.

James is Ogilvy’s Global Chief Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Officer. James partners with leaders across the company’s global network to develop and evolve practices, policies, and programs to ensure Ogilvy has a strong culture of belonging.  In addition, James serves as Chief People Officer for Ogilvy North America. In this role he oversees all aspects of talent management, recruitment, learning and development, and wellbeing for the USA and Canada.

James is a global diversity and people executive, author, and speaker with over 18 years of experience, including recent executive roles at Giant Spoon and Mother. James’ transformational HR style is rooted in his own personal story from learning how to walk again at the age of 16 after a near-fatal car accident. He uses neuroscience, emotional intelligence, performance psychology, and innovative behavior-based practices to help organizations build authentic cultures.

A diversity innovator and creator, James has launched Six Figure Jobs, an audio education company dedicated to bringing fresh ideas around work, jobs, and diversity, as well as Equify, an online diversity certification widely used across marketing and entertainment organizations. He is also a board member of AIR Allies in Recruiting and the former co-founder of DisruptHR, an information exchange designed to energize, inform and empower people in the HR field. James has been featured on CNN, NBC Smart Money, and NASDAQ Disruptors. He is also a certified yoga and meditation teacher.

Ogilvy has been growing brands and businesses since 1948. We continue that rich legacy through borderless creativity—operating, innovating, and creating at the intersection of talent and capabilities. Our experts in Public Relations, Growth & Innovation, Advertising, Health, and Experience work fluidly across 132 offices in 82 countries.

Guests, to RSVP, please email Carol Vick (carol.vick@creativecircus.edu). Students – no need to RSVP.

After you RSVP, Carol will email you the link. This virtual forum is open to the public (mandatory for students, of course).

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