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This is our first DEI event series focusing on the topic of creating inclusive workplaces for LGBTQ+ employees.

About this event

We are excited to announce the launch of our DEI event series! Each quarter, AMA Boston will be partnering with other chapters across the country to talk about different DEI topics and provide a forum for our community to ask questions and learn from one another.

In celebration of Pride month, this event will be focusing on the topic of creating inclusive workplaces for LGBTQ+ employees. We’ll be hearing from our panel of guest speakers Rebecca Sanborn, founder and President of Sanborn Diversity Training Solutions LLC, and Laramey Lawson, EVP, Insights & Engagement at GS&F, on the topic and you will also have the opportunity to engage with other event attendees.

AMA Boston has partnered with AMA Triangle and AMA Nashville to bring you this exciting event. You’ll be able to connect with other members of the AMA Triangle and Nashville communities, as well as members of the Boston community.

We will be donating half of all proceeds to The Trevor Project, a non-profit organization focused on suicide prevention efforts among lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning youth. You can learn more about The Trevor Project here.

About the speakers

Rebecca Sanborn, Founder & President, Sanborn Diversity Training Solutions, LLC

The founder and president of Sanborn Diversity Training Solutions, LLC, Rebecca Sanborn offers LGBTQ+ cultural competency training for businesses, nonprofits, and public sector entities.  Rebecca is passionate about human rights, diversity, equity, and inclusion.  As a bisexual woman, she is also a proud member of the LGBTQ+ community herself.  Rebecca holds a Juris Doctor from the University of New Hampshire Franklin Pierce School of Law and a Bachelor of Science in paralegal studies from Rivier University.  In addition, she holds numerous certificates in subjects that inform the curriculum of Sanborn Solutions, including a Diversity and Inclusion Professional Certificate from Cornell University ILR School.  In her free time, Rebecca enjoys reading, singing, walking in the woods, and spending time with her spouse and family. 

Laramey Lawson, EVP, Insights & Engagement, GS&F

An industry veteran with just shy of 40 years in the advertising game, Laramey Lawson is the creative mind behind countless integrated campaigns as EVP, Director of Insights and Engagement at Nashville, Tenn.-based, fully-integrated advertising agency, GS&F. 

Through his keen understanding of how the proper insight can create magic for any brand, he thoughtfully guides paid, owned, and earned media to create meaningful audience connections. Lawson’s thoughtful approach and inspired leadership can be seen in envelope-pushing work for a vast roster of brands, including Arby’s, Honda, Bridgestone, Firestone Tennessee Titans, Nashville Predators, LP Building Solutions, Tractor Supply Company, Benson – Hill and HealthStream. 

A greatly respected member of Nashville’s creative community, his passion extends beyond his client work in support of the advancement of the arts and the advertising industry as a whole through organizations such as the National Academy of Television Arts and Science – Mid-South region, American Advertising Federation Nashville, 4A’s Board of Governors, Nashville LGBT Chamber of Commerce, and the Frist Arts Museum. He is the recipient of the AAF Nashville President’s Trophy, the Nashville Mosaic Award, and has served as the AFF Nashville Student Addy’s Chairman. 

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