Our Mission

Since 2014, The Diverse Future (TDF) has been on a mission to identify, train, and promote promising executives of color across the news, communications, and, more recently, entertainment industries, to combat broad issues of social inequality in the nation. Each year, small, elite cohorts from each industry are nominated to participate in our programs, which include exclusive off-the-record, week-long retreats at a best in class retreat facility; instruction from world-class executives, professors from Harvard Business School, and cutting-edge leaders; access to mentoring and career coaching; and a lifetime of networking opportunities. More than 30 percent of our graduates are promoted, often receiving salary increases, within six to nine months of attending our retreats.

The Diverse Future Leadership

Mark
Carter

Co-Founder
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Karen
Arena

Co-Founder
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Jacqueline
Adams

Co-Founder
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Ed
Faruolo

Strategic Development
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Programs

Communications

A partnership with the Arthur W. Page Society, The Diverse Future - Communications offers rising communications executives of color an opportunity to explore topics that prepare them to make a difference within their own firms and beyond, as they climb to leadership positions. As businesses operate in a global ecosystem, it is critical for them to understand and reflect diverse perspectives. Greater focus on diversity, equity, and inclusion (DE&I) within corporate communications teams, especially at the higher levels, is vital to the future of the profession and its businesses.

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News

News and information remain the lifeblood of American democracy; media organizations are one of the mirrors by which the nation sees its challenges, opportunities, and future. A lack of diversity in media management has sometimes led to biased and inaccurate coverage of communities of color. In addition, as U.S. demographics change, news outlets need multicultural decision-makers to remain financially robust and socially relevant. The Diverse Future - News is committed to addressing these challenges by training and promoting executives and journalists of color to prepare them for leadership roles within the industry.

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