A Diversity Panel Isn't Enough, Says Essence's Associate Operations Director

Kai Deveraux Lawson on being in mixed company

Kai Deveraux Lawson never anticipated a career in advertising. After working as a college rep for record labels, Lawson—now associate operations director at Essence—assumed her next step would be in the music industry.

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This story first appeared in the Sept. 30, 2019, issue of Adweek magazine. Click here to subscribe.