Karamo Brown, culture expert and television host for the Emmy-nominated Netflix series “Queer Eye”, will speak at PCMA’s signature annual event for the business events industry.
His session, “Know Thyself: Using Your Uniqueness to Create Success” is part of the Convening Leaders “Disrupt & Deliver” program taking place Jan. 6-9, 2019, at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Brown will share how he embraces and strategically utilizes the strengths of his roles as an openly gay, black, single father and psychotherapist to achieve success.
“We often get into spaces where we dull who we are because we fear being judged or not being accepted, which can create emotional and mental distress, and you have to get over that in order to achieve all you’re destined to achieve in life”, Brown said. “Bringing every bit of your identity to the forefront is the definition of diversity.”
His participation supports “Disrupt & Deliver’s” Ascent Studio, an education track focusing on diversity and inclusion. Ascent is a PCMA initiative to promote inclusion and diversity across the business events industry. It seeks to empower those challenged by gender, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity or disabilities to find success in the industry, and strives to motivate and educate decision makers on the business case and best practices for inclusive workplaces and events.