CEDAR KNOLLS, NJ (Wednesday, September 6, 2017) – Monica C. Smith, Founder and CEO of Marketsmith Inc., was the featured speaker at this year’s 2017 Tri-State Diversity and Leadership Conference, hosted by the National Diversity Council, where she was presented with the organization’s prestigious Diversity First Award.
The 7th Annual Conference provided a platform for dialogue on inclusion and diversity-related issues that impact this region. Smith’s focus as keynote speaker was on overcoming barriers to inclusion: “Two decades ago I was fired for coming out at a company where I was the highest revenue producer,” said Smith. “When you have been fired for being who you are, the sting may dull over time, but it never quite goes away.”
Marketsmith is a nationally certified by the Women’s Business Enterprise Council (WBENC), as well as a certified LGBT Business Enterprise® (LGBTBE) by the National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce® (NGLCC).
About the National Diversity Council
The National Diversity Council is the first non-profit organization to bring together the private, public and non-profit sectors to discuss the many dimensions and benefits of a multicultural environment. The success of the Texas Diversity Council (established in 2004) served as a catalyst for the National Diversity Council, launched in the fall of 2008. The National Diversity Council is a forerunner of community based, national organizations that champion diversity and inclusion across the country. It is currently made up of state and regional councils, the National Women’s Council, the Council for Corporate Responsibility, and the Healthcare Diversity Council.
About Marketsmith Inc.
Founded in 1999, Marketsmith Inc. is among the fastest-growing, woman-owned, integrated marketing agencies. Born out of direct-to-consumer response marketing, our goal is to use data to optimize brand communication and deliver greater ROI across all channels using the patented algorithms of our i.Predictus marketing analytics platform. LGBTE and WBE Certified, we employ a diverse mix of talented professionals and handle over $200MM in media billings, and were named by Inc. Magazine as the fastest growing female-led company in the NYC area, and fifth nationally. Most importantly, we do great work so we can do good things! For more information, please visit: www.marketsmithinc.com.