Racism, discrimination and hatred are wrong. In fact, each of those things kill human beings. The agency has a storied history of standing up to issues of racism, discrimination and hatred. The movement and energy always start with those who raise their voices and speak their truth. I am grateful to all of our employees who are speaking your heart and your truth with us. I and the rest of the leadership team will continue seeking opportunities to show up and speak up for each of you. Always. GSD&M is a safe zone. We are here to listen, support and advocate for each and every one of you, no matter what.
At GSD&M, we understand that diversity, equity and inclusion is all of our responsibility. And together, we will continue to make progress. Our industry, including each of our team members, has incredible power, and with that power comes the responsibility to help shape culture and drive conversations that promote more appreciation, celebration and understanding of historically marginalized communities. I am so grateful to be part of a leadership team that continues to embrace the GSD&M tradition of standing up for what is right for our people, our clients and our culture.
At GSD&M, we value having different perspectives in the room. This includes diversity in race, ethnicity, gender, identity, sexual orientation, disability, age and thought. We grow and nurture a safe environment for our people so that we can fuel and champion a creative environment for ideas and ensure every GSD&Mer is seen, heard and valued. We also recognize that barriers and advantages exist, thus being very intentional in ensuring that we find ways to correct and address imbalances and inequities.
Our employee-led groups come together based on shared characteristics, experiences, interests or goals. The groups offer a chance to build a stronger bond within the GSD&M community, and take an active role in raising awareness on relevant issues that foster a more inclusive environment.