STRIDE - A Night With Brandlab
April 6, 2023 from 6-9 p.m.


A night all about inspiring and celebrating progress as we move toward more equitable industry standards within the marketing and advertising space. Stride is an event that highlights the steps we take as individuals and as a community to make lasting change – with a drink in hand, of course.

Get Excited

Tasty Food

Heavy appetizers will be served from 6 to 7 p.m., so make sure you’re thereon time.

Local beer and wine

Enjoy a guided wine and beer tastingfrom BIPOC owners. Other drinks fromlocal vendors will be served all night.

Live and silent auctions


Leave Inspired

Our Keynote Speaker:

Ruki Neuhold-Ravikumar

The president of the Kansas City Art Institute who joined KCAI last year after serving as the acting director of the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum in Washington, D.C.

Ruki Neuhold-Ravikumar

Youth Panel

Portrait of Moustapha Tall

Moustapha Tall

Moustapha is a freelance video editor in KC. Moustapha is passionate about filmmaking and helping others make their visions come to life.

Portrait of Moustapha Tall

Joslin Wyatt

Joslin has been involved with TBL since she was a senior in high school. Throughout college she interned for Hallmark, H&R Block and Trozzolo. After graduating, Joslin joined Hallmark Cards, where she is now a content marketing studio account lead. She also serves on The BrandLab Alumni Board.

Portrait of Moustapha Tall

Cecilia Nguyen

Cecilia interned at Trozzolo Communications Group in the summer of 2022. She then graduated from Northwest Missouri State University witha digital media content strategy degree in December 2022, where she worked as a newspaper and yearbook designer. She is nowa content specialist andcreator at Kicksite.

Awards & Scholarships

Signal Theory Resonance Scholarship

Agency Champion Award

Individual Champion Award

Innovation & Equity Award

Alum of the Year

About The Brandlab

The BrandLab’s mission is to change the face and voice of the marketing and advertising industry. We empower young talent from Indigenous, Black, Brown, AAPI and Hispanic/Latinx backgrounds to launch sustainable careers in thriving workplaces of creativity, inclusivity and belonging.


Photography Credits

General Assets
Yingchou Han
​​Etty Fidele
Image by on Freepik
Clay Banks
Yves Talom

General Assets
Gift Habeshaw
Kimson Doan
Helena Lopes
Suad Kamardeen
Samuel Dixon
Emmanuel Ikwuegbu