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What do DEI people actually do? Besides give the (mostly false) appearance of diversity within the agency?

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Our DEI team is involved in anything that has cultural nuance or impact, to ensure that work and perspective is developed with mindfulness for diverse communities. They are involved in POVs, actual creative work, higher-level efforts to better prioritize diverse audiences, etc.

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@SC - No, not yet. We (all of us white folks) have work to do.

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Travel to ADCOLOR once a year for photo ops so that agencies and holding companies can put “we are proud of our support of ADCOLOR” in pitch decks and annual reports in lieu of any actual diversity.

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Thought: When you see diversity of skin color as the most critical factor you miss out of diversity of experience and ideas. Quite often these overlap, but there are a lot of people out there like JD Vance who come from poor white roots, but because of their skin color they’re assumed to have some magical privilege bestowed upon them by society. Likewise, wealthy people of color are lumped in with their less affluent counterparts. We’re so quick to look at skin color and see the sum (cont’d)

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Does gender makes a difference isalarywise ,!in general in consulting world today?

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Do NOT claim you are "colorblind" in the workplace. 1. DE&I knowledge is now a core leadership competency. Colorblind claims will earn you the reputation of being DEI-ignorant at best & racist at worst. 2. Colorblindness within the context of workplace diversity is an obvious lie. You do NOT want to be painted as an intellectually dishonest leader. 3. Colorblind claims signal that you lack the leadership skills & vocabulary to have key conversations. Ask questions here, in this safe space.

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Was at an event recently. Seems like advertising really only cares about diversity as it applies to white women. I think this industry wants to stay white.

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