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For those of you who work at agencies with a dedicated D&I specialist/chief diversity officer/HR rep, do you feel that their efforts make a difference in the workplace?

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Yeah, no.

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No, and I see you, D&I person at my agency, throwing lots of love and attention at the rich, blond, cishet women on social. 🙄

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Oh yeah. Ours kisses up to management rather than fighting for the diverse talent that needs a champion.

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The irony being that person is usually a white woman who does nothing all day but give buzzwordy speeches at all women conferences to other white women and expense meals to company account.

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Not the only kind

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I think it’s an indication they care enough to pretend. Whether they care any more than that (or during chemistry meetings) is tough to judge.

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This is interesting. I also found our D&I person to be a figurehead who didn’t do a whole lot. I ran the women’s group at my agency and was really looking to him for support, but didn’t get much.

This is really troubling for the industry to hear this trend. Ineffectual D&I officers who are just a nice face on the “who” page of the website actually hurt us. We become cynical about D&I and don’t trust our companies to do real work on this front.

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Because they arent doing work on this front. Just putting lipstick on a pig

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If a tree falls and no one's around to hear it, that tree was probably a Chief Diversity Officer.

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And if so, what are tangible things they do well? Or conversely, what are tangible things they don't do well or areas they can improve?

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