COHORT:ONE
is a radical approach to
brand strategy education

BUILT TO MEANINGFULLY SUPPORT 
BIPOC AND LGBTQIA+ TALENT, NOW

To create an equitable industry, and level the agency playing fields, brand strategy education requires a redesign. COHORT:ONE is a 6-week course built to go beyond the basic methodologies and frameworks of brand strategy, and teach a holistic curriculum of hard and soft skills.

COHORT:ONE is designed to strengthen and broaden our Fellows’ portfolios, honing talent that can transform the industry, for the better. To radically commit to this mission, our Fellows will be paid, breaking down a common barrier of entry to the field.

WE'RE THRILLED TO  INTRODUCE OUR TWELVE

COHORT:ONE FELLOWS:

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Safa Arshadullah

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Olivia Campbell

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Sam Laubach

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Joel Linkewer

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Zach Stubblefield

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Kevin Ma

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Natalie Shepich

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Ramonita Smith

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Jessica Womack

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Shahamat Uddin

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Elle Wagner

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Kundalini Nicholson-Walker

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GUEST TEACHERS

TEACHING TALENT, EQUITABLY

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Melissa Cabral 

Group Strategy Director

The Many

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Pele Cortizo-Burgess

Chief Product Officer, US 

Initiative

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Davianne Harris

Partner & Head of Strategy OBERLAND

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Aisea Laungaue

Partner &

Chief Strategy Officer

Anomaly LA

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Warren Seuradge

Senior Integrated Strategist The FADER / cornerstone

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Jade Waterman

Senior Consultant, Strategist & Business Coach

Our world-class teaching team comes from the same communities as our Fellows, powerfully showing how diverse leadership strengthens our industry today while propelling the talent of the future.

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Mona Elsayed

Head of Innovation Strategy

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Genie Gurnani

ECD, Head of Creative
VIRTUE Americas

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Courtney M. Minor

Strategist & CEO

RONIM

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Thas Naseemuddeen

CEO

Omelet

ADVISORY BOARD

In order to hold the zwolf team accountable and honest in the curriculum design and support of our Fellows, we have assembled a team of four advisors. This team brings additional experience and a strong belief in COHORT:ONE.

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Anthony Tharpe

Global Planning Director, TBWA/Worldwide

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Jennifer Ekeleme

Brand Intuitive / DEI Facilitator & Moderator / Creative & Wellness Strategist

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Sharon Panelo

Brand Strategist / LGBTQIA+ Activist

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Stacy Tarver Patterson

Managing Director, West

IGNITING TALENT, EQUITABLY

SUPPORTED BY

COMPANIES

BAILEY LAUERMAN

CO: COLLECTIVE

DOUBLEBIT AGENCY

EGG STRATEGY

JOJA

LEO BURNETT

MARU/BLUE

OBERLAND
SOFI

SPECIAL FORCES

THE MANY

YOU & MR. JONES

INDIVIDUALS

ABIGAIL KERNS

ADAM KATZENBACK

ALEXANDRA LEE-CAPPS

AISEA LAUNGAUE

BRITTON TAYLOR

ELSIE IWASE

GABRIELLE MUSE
GARETH KAY

HEATHER-MARIAH DIXON

JASON OKE

JEAN-MICHEL HOFFMAN

JENNIFER EKELEME

JESS MIREAU

JOHNNY VULKAN

JOSIE ELLERBEE

JULIA REGAN

JULIE BABB

KATHLEEN GRIFFITH

KATIE GAWLIK

KRYSTAL PLOMATOS

KELSEY HODGKIN

LAURA WINTER

LIAM MACMANUS

LIZZIE BILDNER

MARK LEWIS

MARK POLLARD

MICHAEL LOPER

MICHAEL WINTROB

NANCY HILL
MICHAEL HASTINGS-BLACK

RACHEL MERCER

SHAYNA ENGLIN

STEPHANIE REDLENER

TARA LIRETTE
THAS NASSEMUDDEEN

TIM DONZA

VICKY CHEN

WILLIAM CHARNOCK

WILLEM VAN DER HORST

INTERESTED IN SPONSORING COHORT ONE? EMAIL HEIDI@ZWOLFSTRATEGY.COM