Inclusive Talent: A conversation with David Edgerton Jr. and Drinal Foster

Date and Time:

Tuesday, Apr 27, 2021
4:30PM - 5:30PM


Zoom Meeting (Details will be sent after registration) *Event will be recorded and the recording will be distributed via private link for those who registered but are unable to attend the live version.
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Many of our companies have made pledges for diversity, equity and inclusion, but how do we fulfill those promises? And, how can all employees help? As marketers, we have an opportunity to lead the way, ensuring our own teams authentically represent the customers and communities we're trying to reach.

In part one of this three-part series, we explore strategies for not only attracting diverse talent, but how each and every one of us play a role in creating an inclusive culture that fosters growth and belonging.

Key takeaways: 

  • Where you look, the words you use and how you relate to candidates may help (or hurt) your ability to build diverse teams.
  • Everyone can help create an environment where colleagues feel valued, supported and heard.
  • Your organization's internal brand and reputation can be an advantage for attracting and retaining top talent - or work against your diversity goals.                                                                  


  • 4:30pm Welcome and Announcements 
  • 4:40pm Courageous Conversation
  • 5:20pm Q&A Session
  • 5:30pm Informal Networking Breakout Room (OPTIONAL)

This three-part series will continue with "Inclusive Content" in May and "Inclusive Inspiration" in June. Stay tuned for details.


As a non-profit, AMA MN uses registration fees from events like this as our primary income. However, we believe DEI is too important to not be open and accessible to all - that's why this will be a Pay What You Can price structure.

Full price/Non-members $20
Half price/Members $10
Partial payment $5
No payment $0


David Edgerton Jr

Managing Principal

David is an innovative senior leader passionate about improving organizational performance. He is known for leveraging experience in program execution and relationship management to solve problems…

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Drinal Foster, Black Girl Wanders

Travel Influencer, Explorer, Photographer, Educator

Black Girl Wanders is a charismatic, gutsy, independent, free-spirited, 40-something Vice President in Corporate America. Located in the mid-west as a corporate transplant (a native from the Pacific…

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