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Tiffany R. Warren

Executive VP, Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer

Sony Music Group

New York, NY, USA

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Tiffany’s Biography

A highly regarded leader in Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, Tiffany R. Warren is the Founder and President of ADCOLOR, and Executive Vice President, Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer of Sony Music Group.

Tiffany has worked tirelessly over two decades to promote diversity and advance equity across creative industries, developing and spearheading projects aimed at advancing and retaining talent from historically excluded communities. Tiffany leads the expansion of equity and inclusion activities and policies across SMG's global recorded music, publishing and corporate divisions.

Tiffany founded ADCOLOR to promote inclusivity and diversity in the advertising industry. For over 15 years, the non-profit has hosted an annual ADCOLOR conference and award ceremony, bringing together thousands of creative professionals of all backgrounds and levels. As President, she has been recognized for the progress and direction the creative industries have taken around diversity, equity & inclusion.

Prior to joining SMG, Tiffany was the Senior Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer at Omnicon...
A highly regarded leader in Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, Tiffany R. Warren is the Founder and President of ADCOLOR, and Executive Vice President, Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer of Sony Music Group.

Tiffany has worked tirelessly over two decades to promote diversity and advance equity across creative industries, developing and spearheading projects aimed at advancing and retaining talent from historically excluded communities. Tiffany leads the expansion of equity and inclusion activities and policies across SMG's global recorded music, publishing and corporate divisions.

Tiffany founded ADCOLOR to promote inclusivity and diversity in the advertising industry. For over 15 years, the non-profit has hosted an annual ADCOLOR conference and award ceremony, bringing together thousands of creative professionals of all backgrounds and levels. As President, she has been recognized for the progress and direction the creative industries have taken around diversity, equity & inclusion.

Prior to joining SMG, Tiffany was the Senior Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer at Omnicon Group, where she spearheaded initiatives to shape the company’s culture, and oversaw strategy that reinforced Omnicom's mission to become a model corporation for sustainable equality and inclusion. She also held managerial roles at Arnold Worldwide and the American Association of Advertising Agencies.

Tiffany sits on the boards of pioneering organizations, such as GLAAD, Ad Council, The Brotherhood Sister Sol and MAKERS, a digital brand focused on advancing women and sharing their stories to ignite a revolution. She is the Board Chair of the American Advertising Federation and a Trustee of Bentley University.

Tiffany has been recognized with numerous honors and awards. She was named a 2021 Henry Crown Fellow, honored as the 2021 Billboard Change Agent and is a 2021 Emmy Nominee.

She holds a BA in Liberal Arts, with a focus on Communication, from Bentley University.
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Tiffany’s Newsfeed

Billboard
LGBTQ Representation Within the Music Industry: ‘It’s Still Not Nearly Enough’

In this article for Billboard, Tiffany examines the progress of diversity in the music industry. While more can be done, she says that the executive level has seen a prolific level of change over the past several years, and she explains some of the work that her team at Sony has been conducting to improve the workplace to make all people feel included and comfortable.

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ADCOLOR Founder, Tiffany R. Warren, Speaks On the State of Diversity in Advertising

ADCOLOR Founder Tiffany R. Warren discusses her incredible career, how Black women can climb the corporate ladder, the added pressure Black women feel in advertising, how ADCOLOR is aiming to make a difference in the industry, and much more.

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Tiffany’s Background

Sony Music Group
Executive VP, Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer
Nov 2020 - Present
New York, NY, USA
Sony Music Entertainment is multinational music corporation. It employs top talent to identify and sign gifted creatives. Musicians in its stable include Lil Nas X, Pink Floyd and Yo-Yo Ma. Founded in 1929, Sony Music is owned by parent company Sony Group Corporation.
ADCOLOR
Founder & President
Aug 2005 - Present
New York, NY, USA
ADCOLOR advocates for diversity and inclusion within the creative community, and enables organizations and individuals to excel in all aspects of their careers. The non-profit’s vision is to build a community of varied professionals that will encourage and celebrate one another.
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Tiffany’s Gallery

Current Board Positions

MAKERS
Board Member
New York, NY, USA
MAKERS is an influential digital brand dedicated to advancing the women's movement by sharing true stories and experiences that inspires compassion and action.
American Advertising Federation
Board Chair
Jun 2021 - Present
Washington, DC, USA
The American Advertising Federation is the oldest national advertising trade organization in the United States. The association safeguards and promotes the overall health of the advertising industry.
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Philanthropy

American Advertising Federation launches diversity fundraising campaign
Jul 2021 - Present
Tiffany, as Board Chair of the American Advertising Federation, leads a fundraising campaign that aims to raise $2 million by the end of 2022 to help fund Mosaic Center programs.

Media

Marlee Matlin, Tamron Hall and Monica Lewinsky Join Variety’s Power of Women Summit
Featured
Sep 2021
Variety's Power of Women Summit celebrates the successes of women across a range of creative industries who make positive impacts in their communities and industries. During a "Social Warriors" discussion, Tiffany Warren joined several other women in discussing how to make a social impact.
Tiffany R. Warren Named Chair Of The AAF National Board Of Directors For 2021-2022
Jun 2021
Washington, DC, USA
The American Advertising Federation's National Board of Directors announces Tiffany R. Warren as their Board Chair for the 2021-2022 year.
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Interviews

Changemakers: Sony's Tiffany Warren on why leaders need to be more 'agile' and 'empathetic'
Interviewee
Jul 2021
In an episode of the Changemakers series, Tiffany delves into her climb up the corporate ladder, the importance of representation, and much more.
MAKERS with Tiffany R. Warren
Interviewee
Jul 2020
In an interview with MAKERS, ADCOLOR Founder and President Tiffany R. Warren talks about the major role mentors play in the industry, and the significance of giving acknowledgement and recognition to those who feel ignored.
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Awards & Endorsements

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2021 Emmy Nominee
Nominee
Jun 2021
Tiffany is a 2021 Emmy Nominee in the The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.
2021 Billboard Change Agent
Honoree
Jan 2021
Tiffany was listed on the Billboard Change Agent List in 2021. Billboard recognizes music industry executives from all levels and industries who have stood up in the last year to assist the industry in enduring the pandemic and who answered the cry for social change.
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Specialist Courses

The Aspen Institute
Henry Crown Fellow
Mar 2020
Washington, DC, USA
The Henry Crown Fellowship brings together a new generation of leaders, all between the ages of 30-45, to address the world's most difficult challenges. Tiffany is a Henry Crown Fellow from the class of 2020.

Speaking Engagements

Diversity Leaders From Sony, Universal and BMI to Hold ‘Fostering Change’ Virtual AIMP Event
Panelist
Sep 2021
Washington, DC, USA
The Association of Independent Music Publishers' "Leading the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Challenge: Fostering Change" virtual event discussed how multinational music corporations implement initiatives that promote diverse and inclusive environments, as well as creativity, for thousands of employees.
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ADCOLOR Everywhere
Founder
New York, NY, USA
ADCOLOR Everywhere is an annual ADCOLOR conference hosting discussions with leading entertainment executives, personalities, inventors and specialists that are both impactful and educational.

Charitable Interests

Ghetto Film School
Donor
2020 - Present
New York, NY, USA
Founded in 2000, Ghetto Film School is an influential non-profit organization with a mission to guide, nurture and celebrate the next generation of storytellers.

Press Releases

ADCOLOR Unveils Additional Details for ADCOLOR Everywhere 2021
Oct 2021
New York, NY, USA
This ADCOLOR annual hybrid event aired five days of content which included the ADCOLOR Conference, the 15th annual ADCOLOR Awards and the ADCOLOR FUTURES program. It featured leaders from a wide range of creative industries, several performances from esteemed artists, and engagement and networking opportunities.

Tiffany’s Education

Bentley University
BA in Liberal Arts
1992 - 1997
The Winsor School
1986 - 1992