Golin Launches DEI-Focused Career Development Program
10 Feb 2023
Golin announces the launch of its new DEI-focused program, “Night School,” which aims to equip working adults from historically underrepresented communities with the tools to pivot and succeed in creative-based industries.
Comprised of a free eight-week career development and coaching program, Night School offers hands-on training with industry experts in areas that include copywriting, art direction, planning and production.
The inaugural program in the U.S. began in late September 2022 and features training courses for 12 recruited students who are based in Chicago, Dallas and New York. Each student receives a monetary stipend to complete a personal, professional branding project, which culminates in a live exhibition for industry leaders.
“A program such as Night School speaks directly to Golin’s commitment in developing tools and teaching skills required by people to succeed in PR and other creative industries,” commented Natasha O’Dell Archer, Golin’s Global Executive Vice President, Diversity Equity & Inclusion. “Our motto is to ‘create change that matters’ and by mentoring a diverse group of individuals, we can enable success for the members of the program as well as the industry at large.”
“Being part of a program such as Night School has been instrumental in helping me develop the skills and knowledge for personal success. Thanks to the outstanding leadership and guidance of the program, I feel well equipped to forge my path within the creative industry,” said Tanyia Foster, one of the students from the 2022-2023 Night School class.
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