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Yes& Establishes the Edith Bullard Fellowship for Racial and Ethnic Diversity

Andrew Teie

A new fellowship deepens the Yes& commitment to diversity and inclusion—and honors one of the agency’s most impactful leaders.

Yes& is excited to announce the establishment of the Edith Bullard Fellowship for Racial and Ethnic Diversity. The fellowship encourages professionals with diverse backgrounds and from communities of color to enter the field of marketing, to lend their unique perspectives, and to advance their career aspirations. This new annual, school year-long, paid fellowship deepens the Yes& commitment to diversity and inclusion in the industry.

The fellowship recognizes a long-time member of the Yes& leadership team, Edith M. Bullard-Britt. Edith recently retired from agency life, joining the ACLU of Virginia as Director of Communications. There she will pursue personal passions, including voter enfranchisement and prison reform. 

 


Edith was a cornerstone of Yes& culture, an important voice in the executive team, and a tremendous contributor to many clients and projects across the spectrum of the agency’s work. 

"Her whole career serves as a demonstration of how much better our companies can be, and how much richer our lives can be, when we are inclusive and diverse. She has brought that awareness not only to Yes&, but also to the clients and volunteer organizations she has served."  ~Bob Sprague, Yes& President & CEO

Dasia Braxton, a Senior at Georgia State University’s J. Mack Robinson College of Business, has begun this Fall as Yes&‘s first Bullard Fellow. Dasia is pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and Marketing

Prior to her Fellowship with Yes&, Dasia was a 4A’s Multicultural Advertising Internship Program Fellow with MRM//McCann, a global direct and digital marketing agency based out of New York City. As a marketing professional, Dasia’s interests encompass creative strategy, copywriting, and market research.

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Andrew Teie
Andrew Teie
VP, Brand Strategy and Customer Experience