Being under represented in the advertising business can lead women of color to think “they don’t belong.”  This kind of thinking can make them be their “worst enemy,” says veteran advertising executive Stephanie Geno, in this in interview with Beet.TV

“Networking is hard for everyone,” especially for black woman who feel out place.  Even though it can be uncomfortable, she urges her colleagues to make the commitment to expand their social networks, to “get out there.”  She also speaks to the importance of connecting with mentors at work.

Geno is SVP of marketing at Innovid.

This video is part of an ongoing Beet.TV series of interviews with men and and women of color, addressing their personal experiences and hopes for essential change addressing racial inequality. Please find additional videos here.