The 4A's is excited to celebrate the sixth anniversary of The Face of Talent, the industry's premier event to celebrate and engage top diverse talent, with you this August.

The Face of Talent was established in 2011 as a catalyst for agency leaders, and their clients, to demonstrate their commitment to two of the most important issues facing our industry—Talent and Diversity. The multi-day symposium, including the Diversity Leadership Luncheon, attracts over 750 advertising and marketing executives. This series of events is designed to celebrate and showcase over 140 talented diverse college seniors and graduates that comprise the 4A’s Multicultural Advertising Intern Program (MAIP) and 4A’s Foundation Scholars.


The Face of Talent also serves as a community-building platform to inspire and retain more than 2,800 MAIP alumni and nearly 400 4A’s Foundation Scholars, who continue to advocate and champion diversity in advertising.

To view highlights from 2015, please click HERE.

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Beauty & Health Director 

Elaine Welteroth is Teen Vogue's Beauty & Health Director. In her role, Welteroth produces dynamic content tailored to empowering fashion-focused teens. She oversees the beauty and health coverage across the brand’s print, digital, video, and the all-important realm of social media, reaching an audience of well over 15 million monthly. Since taking on the role in 2012, Welteroth has helped launch the magazine’s first-ever YouTube channel and she hosts three top-performing beauty shows: 3 Steps ToGet the Look, and Beauty Crisis. She has held senior positions at Glamour and Ebony where she started her editorial career leading the beauty and style department before joining the ranks at Conde Nast.

Welteroth has interviewed top celebrities from Rihanna to Michelle Obama, and she appears on television segments for NY Live as a beauty expert. When she isn’t reporting on the latest trends, it-girls, and products of the moment, the San Francisco Bay Area native enjoys scouring the city for the next, best workout class to drag her friends to. She is especially passionate about opening doors for the next generation of extraordinary multicultural talent in the media space. Prior to forging her career in publishing, the Sacramento State University graduate got her start in New York City through a MAIP internship at the award-winning advertising agency Ogilvy & Mather. The MAIP organization and greater 4 A’s community holds a dear place in her heart for playing an instrumental role in shaping her professional trajectory. It is her honor and privilege to host this year’s The Face of Talent luncheon. 


PROGRAMMING: Keesha Jean-Baptiste at

PARTNERSHIPS: Reema Elghossain at

Registration/Logistics: Melissa Belfiore at

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