QRCA DE&I Task Force: #BlackMRX Chat
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When: Wednesday, September 2, 2020
6:00 pm – 7:30 pm (EDT)
Where: Virtual Event
United States
Contact: Shannon Danzy

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#BlackMRX Chat

DE&I Task Force

Advance Credits: 1

DEI Taskforce September 2nd event

Note: Rescheduled from August 26th due to host conflicts.


What’s #BlackMRX Chat? Think of it as a monthly industry networking group organized around our shared ethnic identity and profession in the insights and research spaces.

We invite professionals and students who identify as African American, Black, or of African or Caribbean descent in the insights spaces to join a monthly, private group discussion where we build community while talking about issues of importance to us as black and brown individuals.

In each session, we’ll chat about a specific topic while leaving time for open discussion and networking.


  • Our guest this month: Dr. Russell Robinson, Founder of Amplified Research. Russell will be joining us to talk on how to find our voice to respond to uncomfortable situations in the workplace such as microaggressions and sensitive questions on race.
  • And don't forget your HW assignment!: Challenge yourself to do something new that benefits your career or side hustle - whether in a super small or larger way - before our session

You do not need to be a QRCA member to participate. And #BlackMRX Chat isn’t just for consumer researchers – whether you’re a UX researcher or a sociology grad student, a strategist at an ad agency or a research consultant, client-side marketer, an academic or you work at a focus group facility, we look forward to connecting and building a supportive Black community with you.

About Dr. Russell Robinson, Founder of Amplified Research

Russell RobinsonRussell Robinson, EdD, is a thought leader and qualitative researcher and the founder of Amplified Research and Consulting, LLC. His work encompasses conducting research and providing solutions to employee engagement, employee voice and change management challenges. Additionally, Russell is a United States-based civil servant, who works with public sector leaders on being strong and inspiring, selecting and developing talent, and creating an open and safe culture. As a passionate champion of employee engagement and employee voice, Russell has spoken at several domestic and international conferences focusing on aspects that improve the workforce experience for civil servants.

Russell holds a Doctor of Education degree in Higher Organizational Learning from George Washington University. He received his Master’s in Public Administration degree from American University and his Bachelor of Science in Business degree from the University of Dayton.

About QRCA

The QRCA DE&I Task Force was formed in 2019 and announced by the Board of Directors in January 2020. This group, comprised of QRCA member volunteers, is charged with developing strategies that foster racial and gender diversity and inclusion within QRCA and the broader market research industry. It seeks to understand what is and is not working using a human-centered, data-driven approach while encouraging understanding of different groups and social accountability for change among leadership and membership. Visit qrca.org/Diversity or email diversity@qrca.org for more information.

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