Jack Myers KnowledgeExchange advances the media and advertising industry’s leadership in promoting diversity and career development. Our six industry-leading initiatives are AdvancingDiversity, 1stFive, WomenAdvancing, Legends & Leaders, The Future of Men and Jack Myers ThinkTank. We provide essential support and recognition to enhance industry initiatives through best practices, industry honors, diversity-focused events, internships, thought leadership and career development initiatives.
Advancing Diversity Honors and the Diversity Hall of Honors focus on employment diversity and the diversity of thought, experiences, ideas/creativity, investments and skills. Our programs and events acknowledge those who are dedicated to advancing diversity; demonstrate and promote media, marketing and advertising as a welcoming home for all young people beginning their careers; send a clear message of our industry’s commitment to diversity; engage industry leaders in relevant and meaningful educational and networking events; and raise funds for our industry’s organizations that support and advance diversity in many forms.
WomenAdvancing provides commentaries, education, advice and support for the 65% of media, advertising and marketing community employees who are female, supporting women through dual mentoring at all stages of their lives and careers. WomenAdvancing reaches and engages executives through their passion for advancing diversity, achieving women’s income equality, and enhancing women’s careers and lives. More than 60% of college graduates over the next decade will be female, increasing the importance and power of women in society, business, and culture. WomenAdvancing offers a welcoming environment for women joining the media, marketing, and entertainment community. Dual mentoring is at WomenAdvancing’s core. We recognize that young women entering the workforce today are the first generation to have grown up with the Internet and social media, which means they have as much to teach as to learn. Women face unique work-life challenges, and WomenAdvancing offers a social environment to foster connections, communications, and mutual support.
1stFive focuses on advancing talent acquisition, retention and leadership development initiatives in the media, marketing and advertising industries, with a focus on multi-cultural diversity. 1stFive focuses on advancing the talent acquisition, retention and leadership development initiatives with a focus on multi-cultural diversity by supporting our community’s newest members from their first internship through the first five years of their careers. 1stFive creates experiences to help them navigate the first years of their careers, and to assure they recognize the opportunities and experiences available to them beyond their day job. Each summer, 1stFive hosts events for summer interns, creating a welcoming environment and contacts that may last them throughout their careers.
The Future of Men and The Fathering Institute are pioneering a necessary conversation on the state of gender relationships and fathering, focusing on molding better men and better male role models for fathering the next generations in a rising world of female influencers and power shifters. Our mission is to empower collaboration and advance the best ideas for re-defining and expanding the scope and perception of fathering and masculinity in a balanced, positive and productive context. Jack Myers’ prescient 2016 book The Future of Men: Men on Trial predicted the current wave of exposure of male harassment, indecency and shame. He pulls no punches as he "outs" men's secret truths, sets an agenda for men's recovery from the destructive patterns of the past, and prepares young men for the new gender realities confronting them in the future. As the definition of a "real man" evolves, The Fathering Institute provides tools to help men, and especially younger men, recognize and embrace new behaviors that are required for health and happiness at work, at home, and in their relationships.
Legends & Leaders honors those who have shaped the modern media, marketing, and advertising industries and institutionalizes their experience through video interviews and events connecting them with emerging and future leaders. Induction into the Legends & Leaders Hall of Fame offers an opportunity for those who have made valuable contributions to their business community, but whose role and knowledge would otherwise be lost, to share that knowledge for future generations.
Jack Myers ThinkTank is home for the educated rantings, ramblings and ravings of Jack Myers, whose vision into the future of business, culture and society is unparalleled and often controversial. Jack’s wisdom and perspectives have been followed by four decades of leaders who depend upon his foresight and perspectives to guide their strategic decision-making.