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How Diversify Social Media Creates More Opportunities for BIPOC

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Linda Dianne, Video/Social Media Strategist from Diversify Social Media and Milly Tamarez, a Freelance Social Media Manager and Comedian, join the Social Pros Podcast to talk about the importance of diversity on social media.

Be More Inclusive on Social Media“Social media has been a reckoning for people of colour”

Inclusivity on social media is so important. Brands continue to make promises to be more inclusive, which is great. However, we need to make a real effort to change and grow to ensure we’re inclusive in not just what we say, but in what we do.
Two special guests join us in this powerful Social Pros episode featuring Linda Dianne, Video/Social Media Strategist from Diversify Social Media, and Milly Tamarez, a Freelance Social Media Manager and Comedian. The fight for true diversity, inclusivity, and acceptance for all is still ongoing. The jury is still out on lasting change from brands, and as Milly states in this episode, “something has shifted, and things have changed. But it is a process that we have to continue working on and optimizing.”
Many deeply important topics around diversity in the social media industry are discussed in this episode, so tune in with an open mind and get ready to motivate real change in your everyday life.

In This Episode:

  • 03:08 – How Diversify Social Media got started
  • 05:20 – How personal experiences and world events inspired Linda and Milly to launch Diversify Social Media
  • 11:15 – What the Diversify Social Media curriculum consists of
  • 15:46 – What pieces of the curriculum tend to stand out to students and participants
  • 19:21 – Who would benefit from the Diversify Social Media program
  • 23:51 – Whether brands have developed a better understanding of diversity following the Black Lives Matter movement
  • 27:51 – How brands can become more inclusive
  • 32:26 – How to get involved with the Diversify Social Media program

Quotes From This Episode:

It’s more than just having faces in a room. It’s about having inclusion & avoiding tokenism.” – Linda Dianne
Social media is social. You have to interact & be a part of a community.” – Milly Tamarez


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