Glamazon – Amazon’s internal diversity and inclusion network for LGBTQIA+ employees and their allies – approached Regej & Company to help ideate and conceptualize a holiday event theme that would incorporate both live and virtual elements. The objective was to host an event that would help the organization boldly amplify their mission: to help bridge the gap between employees and the broader LGBTQIA+ community through diversity, education and awareness.
Through strategy and ideation, R&CO proposed to deliver an event tied around the theme, “Information Is Beautiful.” The aim of the creative concept behind the theme was to shine light on the realities and actual statistics of underrepresented artists within the local LGBTQIA+ community by sourcing and ultimately selecting, eight artists from the local black, latinx and queer communities to exhibit their artwork in a beautifully curated art space at Second Home in Hollywood, CA. Glamazon employees along with employees from other companies in the tech media space including: Netflix, Snapchat, ViacomCBS, Warner, Disney and others, were invited to learn from, enjoy and potentially purchase the artwork being exhibited at the event.
The live event included a panel that was moderated by a member of the Glamazon board and a high-profile non-binary artist in the Los Angeles community. Three of the eight artists were chosen to participate in the panel. Questions were geared around the underrepresentation of minority artists in the art community and the selected artists were invited to give their perspective, experience and advice on how organizations can better learn from and incorporate diversity into art driven initiatives. To complement the live panel, R&CO tied in a virtual component by collaborating with Amazon to record, live stream, and share the panel with Amazon employees globally.
Following the panel, event attendees were invited to view the artwork and network with each other and the artists over live music, cocktails and light bites. R&CO worked to secure event sponsors including: Theragun, Siempre Tequila, VOSS Water, Cool Cat Wine Spritzer, Matador Vodka, Cystalhead Vodka and Stellum Spirits.