SAN JUAN/NEW YORK – Busy times here at Beet.TV with a number of projects underway and planned. One of the most exciting is our new series on diversity and inclusion with interviews with our colleagues of color who tell of their journeys and hopes for a more inclusive industry and society.

It is a continuation of our series on the topic we published last year in the aftermath of the George Floyd murder and demands for racial justice.

The new videos are hosted by longtime diversity advocate and leader Rita Ferro, President of Disney Advertising Sales & Partnerships.

Rita hosts separate fireside chats with Carla Hassan, CMO of Citi; Nancy Reyes, President of TBWA\Chiat\Day New York; Michael Solomon, US COO of PHD; and Justin Thomas-Copeland, President and CEO of DDB North America.

The project is a fundraiser and awareness campaign for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Puerto Rico.  As you may know, I have been a champion of this group, and its bold and innovative efforts to fight child poverty on the island, for several years.

Last month in San Juan, we interviewed the organization’s president Olga Ramos on the work of the Club and her personal experience. We are publishing that interview today.

Separately, Olga was interviewed by Rita last week for the upcoming diversity series, both in English and in Spanish. This session will be published later this month.

Rita Ferro, Disney & Olga Ramos, BGCPR – An image from their upcoming fireside chat

I hope you will join Beet and Disney in supporting this group by making a contribution directly to the not-for-profit group.

The series kicks off on March 8.

Gracias Rita!