Author and former chief creative officer Valerie Graves spent decades creating award-winning ad campaigns, from using hip-hop artist Ludacris to sell Pontiac cars to featuring Steve Harvey in Burger King spots and helping to re-introduce the Buick brand. In her first book, Pressure Makes Diamonds: Becoming The Woman I Pretended To Be, Graves paints the […]
Valerie Graves (Pressure Makes Diamonds) will participate in a panel discussion titled Pushing Past Glass Ceilings in which women from disparate walks of life and ages share their experiences of breaking through cultural norms, pushing past the heteronormative patriarchy, and self-empowerment. This panel will also feature Rita Mae Brown, , Theresa Rebeck, and Giannina Braschi.
Part of Enoch Pratt’s Brown Lecture Series. In the Central Library, African American Department.
Valerie Graves (Pressure Makes Diamonds) in conversation with Tracey Matisak.
Panel discussion: “We Need to Talk,” featuring Valerie Graves (Pressure Makes Diamonds), Meabh Quorin, and Kathleen Saxton. Part of Advertising Week’s New York event. Tickets & RSVP required; click here for more information.