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The Boom List
Delivering on Diversity
Thursday, February 13 2020
6:30–8:30 pm
Past Event
Thursday, February 13 2020
6:30–8:30 pm

The Boom List
Delivering on Diversity

Thursday, February 13 2020
6:30–8:30 pm

The Boom List
Delivering on Diversity

How The Boom List is Creating a Community for Creative Professionals of Color

Diversity is top of mind for organizations of all industries and size. They have realized the value of a diverse company and are preaching its virtues – however, no one person or place can claim to have gotten it 100% right.

How we create diverse places and spaces is always a work in progress. But what is clear is this: when more people from diverse backgrounds play a key role and get to help envision the way forward, we’re that much closer to the environment we want to create. So how do we encourage this change, both inside and outside of companies and organizations? How do we ensure the right mix of people get invited to the table?

Join Carl Desir, founder of The Boom List, as he discusses his approach to breaking through barriers and orchestrating real change by organizing a diverse collective of creative thinkers. Along with Carl, three talented individuals featured on The Boom List will discuss their work and how they are using their craft to amplify voices, drive connections and build community.

Event Series: Work in Progress
Delivering on Diversity is part of the Work in Progress event series. These events are focused on the creative process, personal development, and professional development. They aim to give a peek behind the curtain and expose failure as a valuable experience.

  • 6:30 pm Doors open & check-in
  • 7:00 pm Event begins
  • 8:30 pm Event ends
  • Members $10.00
  • Non-Members $20.00
  • Students $5.00
  • Student Non-members $7.00


This series is supported by:

Carl Desir / Founder / The Boom List

Carl founded The Boom List in 2018 with the simple mission to bring more awareness to the most talented creative professionals across different industries. Carl graduated from Harvard University with a degree in Economics and afterward continued to Miami Ad School’s Boot Camp for Strategic Planning . In addition to his continued advocacy for diversity, Carl enjoys running, photography, brewing beer, taekwondo, and spending time with his family.

Derrick Davis / Freelance Photographer / Art Director

Derrick is a photographer and visual artist based in the South Bronx. He create visual stories that help us understand complex ideas, and share stories that enhance our collective knowledge of the people in our communities. He enjoys collaborations that push boundaries of creativity and challenge stereotypes.

Nayantara Dutta / Content Strategist at McCann Worldgroup

Nayantara is a writer, strategist and third culture kid. Growing up around the world, she hopes to increase representation for people with more complicated definitions of identity. She created the trend report and photo project Unapologetically Muslim and the event series Defining Desi to center Muslim and South Asian voices. Within advertising, she co-leads the Editorial Pod of the ADCOLOR Content Team, working to create content that explores nuanced conversations around inclusion. She has also been recognized on The Drum’s 50 Under 30 list and received a Campaign US Female Frontier award. In her free time, she enjoys learning new art forms and sings jazz.

God-is Rivera / Global Director, Culture & Community / Twitter

God-is is responsible for better serving and engaging communities on Twitter all around the world through Twitter’s brand marketing, campaigns with partners, and events and experiences. Internally, she drives strategy to make sure that campaigns and programs are connective, inclusive and reflective of the communities Twitter serves. Externally, builds on Twitter’s work in developing relationships and programs with community leaders, content partners, influencers, creators, partners and brands. Prior to joining Twitter in 2018, God-is was Director, Inclusion & Cultural Resonance for VMLY&R. Earlier, she held lead channel strategy roles at VMLY&R, global agency iCrossing, and Austin-based T3.

God-is has been profiled in digital trade publications Adweek, Ad Age, eMarketer, Campaign US, and The Drum. In 2018 she was named an Ad Age “Woman to Watch” and Adweek “Disruptor” for continuing to fight for representation and equity in the advertising industry.

She resides in New York, NY with her husband and daughter. She is @GodisRivera on Twitter.