STANDING UP AGAINST HATE

“I DON’T WORRY ABOUT PEOPLE WHO LOVE, I WORRY ABOUT PEOPLE WHO HATE.”

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.

 

DUFF STEWART,
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

 

“WE ARE ALL CAPABLE OF BEING PART OF CHANGE.”

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.

 

KEISHA TOWNSEND,
DIRECTOR OF DIVERSITY, EQUITY & INCLUSION

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DIVERSITY, EQUITY & INCLUSION

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.

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EMPLOYEE RESOURCE & AFFINITY GROUPS

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.

  • ASI&N
    ASI&N
    ASI&N unites GSD&Mers with South, Southeastern and Eastern Asian as well as those with Pacific Islander heritage to create a community to disseminate knowledge and build awareness about the diversity and breadth of the Asian culture to affect change in GSD&M’s work and culture in general.
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    GSDyM
    GSDyM fosters the positive cultural and ethnic appreciation of GSD&Mers of Latin and Hispanic heritage. The goal is to spotlight the challenges and triumphs that affect our community by enlightening our clients and fellow GSD&Mers about the different societies that are not only building our country but our clients’ business as well.
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    BLK
    BLK is the first established Affinity Group at GSD&M and continues to lead the conversation about what it means to be Black at work, home and society in general. BLK encourages our fellow GSD&Mers to enrich GSD&M’s work with Black diaspora that reflects the customers of our clients by education, inspiration and celebration of the Black experience.
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    OUT&
    OUT& is an Employee Resource Group at GSD&M, which is an all-encompassing group of GSD&Mers who are either a member of the LGBTQIA+ community or an ally. Because of “I PEE with LGBT,” GSD&M has had a long history of support of this community, so OUT& continues to advance an affirmative and progressive perspective to elevate representation of different sexual orientation and gender identifications in advertising and culture in general.
  • GSDads&Moms
    GSDads&Moms
    GSDads&Moms is a Parents Employee Resource Group designed to support the important work of raising children. Regardless of how a GSD&Mer becomes a parent, we are here to support, from aspiration of having a child to the perspiration of raising one.
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    WOM&N
    WOM&N is a subsidiary of our parent’s Omniwomen Employee Resource Group that champions women in the workplace and empowers them to take on leadership roles within Omnicom, GSD&M and their community as well.
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    &Abled
    &Abled’s mission is to increase disability awareness through education and advocacy. We know accessibility and inclusion make the work better. GSD&M wants individuals with disabilities to feel welcome by having the tools and access needed to be comfortable and engaged.
  • GSD&Merging
    GSD&Merging
    GSD&Merging is a community of GSD&M employees ages 35 and under. The purpose is to collaborate, share thoughts and ideas, and provide resources to nurture the development of our next generation of leaders.
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    GSD&Mitzvah
    The GSD&Mitzvah affinity group provides a safe space for GSD&Mers who identify as Jewish to come together as a community. Our group will work to increase awareness of Jewish culture and the Jewish American experience, both within the agency and for our clients.
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