Cultural Solutions Group

Dorinda Walker is an acclaimed author of the book “Protected by Purpose”, an award-winning cultural strategist, multicultural marketing executive and CEO of Cultural Solutions Group, a marketing consultancy that provides strategic insights and solutions for brands to engage diverse consumers in the workplace and marketplace.Having served 20 years in the financial services industry, Walker has dedicated her career to advancing gender, racial and financial equity among underserved consumers. Walker is a highly accomplished innovative leader with outstanding results in marketing and community engagement.  She’s a demonstrated change agent who has generated a combined $100M+ in life insurance and annuity sales by leading campaigns and community engagement initiatives that have enhanced brand affinity among women and diverse markets.

Walker has a proven performance record of bringing strong organizational, analytical and interpersonal skills to drive process improvement and new concepts. Her ability to lead high performing teams, and influence change based on solid credibility, analytics, and expertise; has resulted in her reputation as a strong leader and advocate for equity within the marketing industry.

She has received several distinguished honors and awards for her marketing, community and corporate service. Most recently in 2018 named a one of the 25 African American Leaders making a difference in New Jersey, one of New Jersey’s Leading Women Intrapreneurs,  recipient of the Marc E. Berson Community Award; In 2017, she was named one of the Top 25 Influential Black Women in Business by The Network Journal, Corporate Humanitarian of the Year by The Texas Women’s Empowerment Foundation; The Honorable Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee  Corporate Humanitarian award by Houston’s Top 30 Women in Business, Trailblazer of the year for advocacy against Domestic Violence by the Greater Hudson Valley Links Association and recognition on as one of the Top Black Leaders and Speakers in the country.

Judging panel

Clare Phillips

Director of Social Purpose

Drew Murray

Team UnLimbited

Natasha Dickinson

Director of Marketing Communications
British Red Cross

Reuben Turner

creative partner & founder
GOOD Agency

Kalli Swaik

Head of Asia & New Markets
Ben & Jerry's

Dorinda Walker

Cultural Solutions Group

Rupen Desai

Global CMO
Dole Packaged Foods

Sara Porritt

Senior Director of Integrated Media Planning

Parnil Sarin

Global Brand Director

Dora Nikols

PR & Social Purpose Specialist
Social Mission

Thomas Kolster

Mr. Goodvertising, author, speaker & critic

Farah Ramzan Golant

Chief Executive
kyu EMEA

Jeffrey Whitford

Head of Global Corporate Responsibility and Life Science Branding

Chad Hickey

Founder & CEO

Lorey Zlotnick

Chief Marketing Officer
Team Rubicon

Andre Campbell

Building Future Cities

Laurie Boult

Executive Fundraising Director
Age UK

Ben Essen

Chief Strategy Officer

Harriet Kingaby

The Conscious Advertising Network

Leila Fataar


Joshua Lowcock

EVP, Chief Digital & Innovation Officer
UM Worldwide

Fernando Desouches

Managing Director
New Macho