Specific Standard Disclosures: Labor Practices & Decent Work

G4-LA12

Composition of governance bodies and breakdown of employees per employee category according to gender, age group, minority group membership, and other indicators of diversity

Three out of the nine members of the Interpublic Board are women, making us a stand-out among S&P 500 companies with a 30% representation of women on our board.

In 2011, Dawn Hudson, Vice Chairman of the Parthenon Group was elected to the board.  In 2007, Jocelyn Carter-Miller, President of TechEdVentures, a community empowerment firm that educates children, families and the community through charter schools and community-based programs, joined the board.  Also in 2007, Mary J. Steele Guilfoile joined our board and agreed to serve on its audit committee.

IPG exceeded the U.S. Ad Industry External Workforce Benchmark in both "Officials and Managers” and “Professionals” categories for women and total minorities in 2016.

Additional results from IPG’s 2016 workforce data show that:

  • Minorities make up 20% of US "Officials and Managers," an increase of 101% since 2005.
  • The "Professional" talent base is 26% minority, an increase of 35% since 2005.
  • Women make up 54% of all the company’s managers – including executive, senior and first & mid-level management – an increase of 16% since 2005.