The advertising, marketing and communications industry continues to greatly impact society and culture. For this reason, we take our responsibility in placing Leadership talent within the industry very seriously and hold ourselves accountable for being the best in the world at identifying, representing and advocating for talent who will bring truly unique perspectives to organisations.
We do this, not by simply stating our intent, but by ensuring every shortlist includes candidates from diverse backgrounds, and ensuring every search, start to finish, reflects our commitment to diversity, inclusion, and equity.
We look beyond definitions of diversity that focus on single identities alone – to being inclusive of all characteristics from race, gender, age, and sexuality through to religion, region, and education. Moreover, we take into account intersectionality, recognising that no one person fits neatly in one ‘box’.
We do not make assumptions about our candidates and only share the characteristics which our candidates have self-identified. And we do not list diversity metrics on shortlists as we believe this to be a reductive way of ensuring true representation and inclusion.
We are working with strategic consultancy, The Unmistakables, to fulfil our ambition to be the change we want to see in the industry, and to embed our ED&I goals into every stage of The Grace Blue Way globally.
Grace Blue’s commitment to diversity is practiced internally and externally, as 50% of Grace Blue’s global Board of Directors and 78% of our global Partners are women.