Perspective: Turning Hope Into Action

At different times in the past, identifiers like black quarterback, black golfer, black agency CEO and black president were met with cynicism and incredulity. But a little-known hope dealer from the South Side of Chicago made the latter a reality. Hope helped him ace the most public job interview in the world. President Obama showed that hope could move mountains or at least get you the possibility of being chiseled in one. What mountains have hope moved in the race to finally diversify the advertising industry?

@diverstar TIffany R. Warren is svp and chief diversity officer for Omnicom Group, founder and president of Adcolor, and a member of the Adweek Advisory Board.