Supporting Our People

Our award-winning creativity is fueled by a diverse community who collaborates as a team, inspires the best in each other and celebrates success together.

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Omniwomen members across the globe
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Perfect score received on the HRC Foundation’s 2020 Corporate Equality Index for being a “Best Place to Work for LGBTQ Equality”
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Students have completed programs at Omnicom University


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International Women’s Day

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In 2019, Omnicom agencies actively took part in International Women’s Day advocacy events around the world in support of gender parity:

  • Harrison and Star hosted leadership trainer Carol DiSanto of Omnicom Health Group for a Q&A session with employees.
  • Haygarth Group launched WomanMade, an initiative to find and support one female founder at the start of her small business journey.
  • RAPP UK hosted 10 female-run small businesses for PowerHouse – a series of workshops covering marketing disciplines such as social media, SEO, brand tone of voice, digital presence and the user experience.

Black Lives Matter

Recent acts of racism and violence against diverse communities around the globe have been tragic and heartbreaking. We condemn this hatred and bigotry and stand in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement.

Since the formation of Omnicom, diversity and equality have been among our core values. And while Omnicom and its agencies have made tremendous progress over the past decade, we know it is not enough. Through ongoing discussions with our diversity leaders, employees and community partners, we are learning how we can better support our diverse colleagues and hold ourselves accountable in the areas of training, recruitment, talent development and retention, and compensation.

As part of our recent efforts, we recognized June 19th, or Juneteenth, as a companywide day off from work to allow for reflection on issues around race and inequality. In addition, Omnicom’s Chief Diversity Officer and OPEN Leadership Team launched a new video series titled “Open Conversation,” which explores Omnicom initiatives, DE&I resources and global issues inspiring change.

We also have long supported and invested in educational and career development programs that have created greater diversity in our industry. These include AAF Most Promising Multicultural Students Program, The LaGrant Foundation, 4A’s Multicultural Advertising Intern Program and ADCOLOR. Moving forward, we plan to strengthen our support of these programs and adopt new programs where appropriate.

We will turn these acts of injustice into a catalyst for lasting change — as individuals, as a company and as a community.