Lauren Wesley Wilson
Founder and President, ColorComm
  • On PR Week US's “50 Most Powerful” (2016) and “40 under 40” lists (2013)
  • A Holmes Report “Innovator 25” (2015)
  • Received the PR Council’s Diversity Champion Award (2015)
Asserting diversity
C2 Theme:
Lauren Wesley Wilson is a catalyst for change. She was spurred to action while working as a communications specialist after observing a conspicuous lack of diversity among media professionals. Her change-making solution lay not only in networking professional women of colour within media and advertising, but also in creating a platform for recognizing their brands and accomplishments. Within a year, Lauren's quarterly group luncheons grew into ColorComm Network, a national membership organization. As president, Lauren oversees 30-plus partners (including The Coca-Cola Company, Toyota and Google), 500-plus members, an annual conference, ColorComm Media Group, the DivergeNow.com online communications industry magazine, and offices in Washington, D.C., New York, Chicago, Atlanta and Los Angeles.
“When companies focus on building diversity by focusing on a single dimension like gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, they’ve missed the point of diversity.”
Lauren on Marketing Society