interpublic group is
pioneering diversity programs.
We have tied our diversity goals directly to the compensation of our senior leadership. A portion of each of our major agency's CEO's performance objectives is tied directly to diversity. If these diversity goals are not met, that CEO's incentive pay is adversely affected.
IPG Network Diversity Council
This committee is composed of CEOs from Interpublic business units and chaired by Michael Roth, Chairman and CEO of IPG. The Council meets three times annually to report on company-wide and agency-specific diversity and inclusion programs. It reviews metrics to determine the effectiveness of these programs and serves as a forum where leaders can share best practices and prioritize the resources required for further progress. The group reports to our Board of Directors, whose assessment of each agency's results is factored into senior level executives' compensation.
An Inclusive Board of Directors
As of today, 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.
The InterAct Associates Fellowship Program
Launched in 2004, this two-year fellowship program seeks to recruit, retain and develop an internal pipeline of multicultural talent with multi-disciplinary experience. Now in its eighth year, more than 50 recent graduates have moved through the program's ranks, with many of these individuals hired by Interpublic agencies at which they've worked.
Interpublic partners with many community-based and national organizations that focus on diversity and inclusion. These include:
- American Advertising Federation Most Promising Minority Students Program and Career Fair
- American Association of Advertising Agencies Minority Advertising Internship Program
- NYNJ Minority Supplier Council
- Howard University – John H. Johnson School of Communications
- NY Urban League
- Diversity Best Practices
- Center for Talent Innovation
- Live Out Loud
- Harlem Y
- NY Women in Communications
- The 3% Conference
- The 30% Club
EP+Co Celebrates Pride Month
Shay Fu Named to Outstanding 50 Asian Americans in Business
Interpublic’s Black Employee Network Hosts Program for Black Music Month
McCann and Verizon Support LGBTQ+ Community and the Importance of Connections
The Brooklyn Brothers
Jaguar Launches World Driving Day as Saudi Arabia Driving Ban LiftsBranded Content / Content Creation
DEUTSCH PARTNERS WITH THE FEMALE QUOTIENT TO LAUNCH CAREER ADVICE BOT
MullenLowe London Creates PSA for Unstereotype Alliance
IPG Hosts Eighth Annual IPG Women’s Breakfast at Cannes Festival of Creativity
R/GA’s ‘Not So FAQ’ Addresses Diversity in the Workplace
McCann London Challenges Blood Donation Ban
FCB Health Focuses on Equality in Blood Donations
IPGLBT Publishes Pride Guide for All Employees
IPG WLN Hosts Event with Michele Thornton-Ghee
FP7/McCann Dubai and Babyshop Encourage Unity During Ramadan
Asian Heritage Group Hosts Program on Volunteerism