Creating a Culture of Inclusion and Transparency Within the Workplace

Speaker(s): Janesha Bull, Xavier Teo, Jess Monsey, Khari Streeter, Melissa Palarea

Time 2:30pm | Room: Forum

What matters most in the work place next to good work? Good community and a culture of inclusion and transparency. People work for people and it’s as simple as that. This panel will explore the challenges and solutions to keep all employees happy, productive and contributing to a unified company culture.

Culture

Janesha Bull Finance and Operations Coordinator Hill Holliday
Janesha Bull Finance and Operations Coordinator Hill Holliday
 

Janesha Bull is not only an advertising industry phenom, she's also a mental health advocate. She's hosted a TEDx Talk on "How Asking For Help Can Help Depression." Janesha currently works at Hill Holliday in the Finance and Operations department, co-leads "Black&Blended" an ERG for the black community and is an active member in the D&I council.


Xavier Teo Executive Director Conde Nast
Xavier Teo Executive Director Conde Nast
 

Xavier Teo is the Executive Creative Director of CNX, the creative agency of Condé Nast. Before joining Condé Nast, he was the Global Creative Director at Anomaly, where he worked on Fifa World Cup 2018 campaign and global launch campaign for Budweiser. At Anomaly, he was also the creative director for the NBC Winter Olympics project where he produced five Super Bowl commercials featuring top athletes like Shaun White and Lindsey Vonn.


Jess Monsey President 72andSunny New York
Jess Monsey President 72andSunny New York
 

As a seasoned business leader, Jess has turned complex business problems into opportunities to do incredible work and is most excited when she’s thinking about new ways for brands and ideas to be built out in the world. Jess previously worked at Wieden+Kennedy, redefining the agency’s creative offerings and championing some of its most iconic work. Jess takes her love of exploration and possibility into her personal life, with a love for sci-fi and fantasy literature.


Khari Streeter Executive Vice President, Integrated Production Hill Holiday
Khari Streeter Executive Vice President, Integrated Production Hill Holiday
 

Equally at home in the worlds of art, independent film, and advertising, Khari brings a remarkable storyteller’s sensibility to his role at Hill Holliday, for such clients as Liberty Mutual and Bank of America. Prior to joining the agency, he was a founding partner and creative director of The Heat, working with such clients as Reebok, Budweiser, and MDHP. He’s also co-directed two feature-length films, “Black & White & Red All Over” as well as “Lift” – both of which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and were selected as part of the New Directors/New Films exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art.


Melissa Palarea Director, Diversity & Inclusion NBA
Melissa Palarea Director, Diversity & Inclusion NBA
 

As Director, Diversity & Inclusion for the National Basketball Association, Melissa Palarea develops and manages partnerships and programming to help the league recruit, retain and advance diverse talent at all levels. Palarea previously worked in the NBA's Communications and Marketing departments, where she led executive, internal and fan communications for the league office. Prior to joining the NBA, Palarea was Public Affairs Manager for the law firm Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP, and also held positions with Americans for the Arts, and the U.S. House of Representatives.