At Day One, we are passionate about Fresh Perspectives and are committed to amplifying diverse voices. When we looked at the influencer landscape and the partnerships these voices garnered, we noticed a gap in representation. That’s why, in 2019, we created The Ones to Know — a curated resource of creators, artists, athletes, innovators, change makers, and storytellers from diverse communities who are stopping us in our scrolls. The Ones to Know was created to elevate the voices of creators and storytellers from underrepresented, minority communities.
In this edition of The Ones to Know, we’re highlighting impactful women creators breaking through as hustlers, creatives and pioneers in the marketing, advertising and PR spaces.
1. Swan Sit, @swansit: Swan is an award-winning Independent Board Director at Edgewell, Novabay and Far Niente and an Operating Partner at AF Ventures. She was previously the VP at Nike overseeing Global Digital Marketing during the Emmy-winning"Dream Crazy" campaign. As a digital strategy consultant, her expertise is on digital transformation, and she is known for her cross-functional financial impact.
3. Nadya Okamoto, @nadyaokamoto: Nadya is the CEO/Founder of August, a lifestyle brand working to reimagine periods, and PERIOD, an organization fighting to end period poverty and stigma. She is also a Board Member of JUV Consulting, a Gen Z marketing agency based in NYC. She has been listed on Forbes of 30 under 30 and Bloomberg 50 "Ones to Watch."
4. Donye Taylor, @donyetaylor: Donye is a Creative Consultant and the Co-Founder of The Digital Footprint, a Black-owned creative marketing agency. She has strategized and executed projects for Capital One, New Balance, Nike (#client) and Adobe Spark.
5. ALOK Menon, @alokvmenon: ALOK (they/them) is an internationally acclaimed gender non-conforming, transfeminine writer, performer and public speaker, who created #DeGenderFashion, a movement to degender the fashion and beauty industries. Their work explores themes of trauma, belonging and the human condition.
As we continue to celebrate Women’s History Month, let’s always remember to acknowledge the impact and success of women creators and their many contributions in society.