Our strength lies in our differences.

Our commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion lives in the very core of who we are and what we do. It’s foundational to our people, our work, our purpose.

Our DEI Manifesto

We seek a diversity of backgrounds and perspectives so we can create memories that matter for everyone.

We strive for equity by meeting people where they are, eliminating barriers and building on their unique talents so we can maximize everyone’s contribution. We seek to recognize, grow and unleash the perspective and possibility of each individual on our team. Together, we’re on a powerful journey. Our guiding principles:

We make
stories for all.

“We will not become the most unforgettable, ingenious, and influential agency in the world without an intentional focus and continued efforts towards our lofty diversity, equity, and inclusion goals. It is our top StoryMaker and agency priority.”

Meet some of the
amazing people
who make up GMR's
global family.

We're willing
to do the work.

We’re learning every day how to become better allies and advocates. It’s not always easy, but we’re comfortable with being uncomfortable. We’re holding ourselves accountable.

Here are some of the steps we're taking and the programs we’ve built to make DEI an integral part of agency life:

DEI is the foundation for creativity and has to be at the center of all we do. It is the key to growth.

We're engaging our employees

Employee Resource Groups including GLOW (Growth, Leadership & Opportunities for Women), Allied (focused on diversity, equity and inclusion) and a Health + Wellness group

Group learning sessions including interactive discussions, guest speakers, panels and AMAs

"Coffee Conversations" to build relationships across functions, levels and roles

Education resources, such as articles, podcasts, and our own original video series about GMR employees

We're taking time to reflect

Companywide observation of holidays including (but not limited to) Black History Month, International Women’s Day, Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, Pride Month, Juneteenth and Hispanic Heritage Month 

Offices closed for reflection and formal observation of Martin Luther King Jr. Day and Juneteenth

We’re changing how we do business 

Supplier diversity initiative to strengthen minority- and women-owned businesses  

Unconscious bias training for all employees 

Auditing and evolving recruitment and promotion processes to help increase representation in leadership positions

Aliah Berman, Chief Diversity Officer

Aliah provides strategic and organizational guidance across all agency DEI initiatives, counsels executive leadership on critical cultural issues, and lights fires where fires need to be lit.

Executive DEI Council

Our EDEIC ensures that DEI initiatives get prioritized and resourced, and holds all leaders accountable—including each other. The council includes our CEO, President, Chief Diversity Officer, and ten additional executives across our organization.

Representation Advisory Committee

This team consists of agency influencers and thought-leaders from all levels and teams across GMR. It’s their responsibility to inform, inspire, challenge, and ensure continuity across cultural and educational programming.

An inside look

The GMR Executive DEI Council created this short video series to walk employees through different aspects of our DEI journey—what it means for our organization, our philosophy, and our approach to the work.

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