NVE’s Inclusive Learning Lab

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The State of the Creator Economy

Maintaining Creative Alchemy

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NVE Experience Agency's Inclusive Learning Lab, in collaboration with TheFutureParty, opened its programming to industry professionals at Soho House Holloway in Los Angeles, CA. We explored the dynamic world of the creator economy, and co-moderators Earica Parrish, Senior Strategist at NVE, and Boye Akolade, Founder of TheFutureParty, welcomed a panel of seasoned experts to lend thoughtful insight on the dynamics of the creator economy. Among them were Robin Johnson, Founder of Indie Creator Society; Amala Nath, Manager of Client Strategy at ListenFirst Media; and Taylor Lorenz, Tech & Internet Culture Journalist.

The Power of Community and Creativity

Creative Women of the Diaspora

NVE kicked off its first Inclusive Learning Lab of 2024, spotlighting multi-talented women of the African Diaspora who are excelling in the creative industry. The discussion centered around how one’s heritage can inspire the work they do, as well as the importance of community and investing in others. As marketers, producers, and visual storytellers, we must prioritize representation and equity at all times when striving to involve diverse voices in the creative process By fostering effective collaboration and embracing equitable and inclusive practices, we pave the way for more diverse and impactful narratives that reach global audiences.

Exploring Community Care, Mental Health, and Wellness

Healing Horizons

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For NVE’s first-ever in-person Inclusive Learning Lab session, we invited our NVE community to step into a space dedicated to exploring a revolutionary approach to preserving our mental well-being that centers rest, joy, and community care as essential components of healing and self-preservation. Our guest speaker, N. Oumou Sylla, LMFT, guided the employees through an illuminating conversation unravelling the complexities surrounding mental health within marginalized communities.

In Recognition of Diversity Month & Earth Day

Sustaining Our Roots

This installment of NVE’s Inclusive Learning Lab series centered around environmentalism and, social sustainability. With our esteemed line-up of panelists, we unearthed the nuances of what it means to be socially responsible as marketers in hopes to foster new thinking around how to create more equitable, inclusive, and sustainable experiences both physically and online.

In Recognition of Black History Month

Future Forward: Diversifying AI

During Black History Month, NVE hosted a discussion centered around Web3 and the current landscape of modern technology, diving into the ways in which it reflects the contemporary human experience across all areas of life. From face recognition to NFTs, the panel will dive into topics of how Black professionals in tech are creating a space for this community to show up, promote inclusivity, and combat biases.

In Recognition of Hispanic Heritage Month

Sonido y Soul

To kick off Hispanic Heritage Month, this installment of NVE’s Inclusive Learning Lab invited industry leaders in the entertainment space to discuss how music has impacted their life, and how they were able to carve their own career path while staying rooted in their cultural identity, values, and overall passion points.