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.


Stefanie A. Smith

A passionate thought leader championing diversity by leading the One Club for Creativity’s One I.D Department, 12 global Creative Boot Camps, and the annual Multicultural Career Fair titled: Here Are All the Black People.  Additionally, Smith serves as Chair of Community Partnerships for the National Diversity Council’s Tri-State Diversity Council and is a Certified Diversity Professional. 

Smith fully believes diversity in talent, work-culture, business policy, succession planning and leadership is crucial to making a cultural shift within the world of Advertising and Design. She sees change on the horizon for the creative industry as a whole and looks to add more impactful diversity centered initiatives to One I.D.’s global portfolio. 

Smith holds a Bachelor’s degree in Advertising from Salem State University, a Graduate degree from the University of Massachusetts – Boston’s Women in Politics and Public Policy program and a Masters in Public Administration from Baruch College School of Public and International Affairs.


PROGRAMMING: Keesha Jean-Baptiste at

PARTNERSHIPS: Reema Elghossain at

Registration/Logistics: Melissa Belfiore at

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