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DEI

Diversity, Equity + Inclusion

WHAT WE STRIVE TO ACHIEVE

We do our best work for clients when we incorporate diverse perspectives and create an environment that welcomes all, regardless of race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender, religion, age or disability. Allison+Partners has committed to increasing racial diversity among its teams and ensuring everyone in the company feels comfortable bringing their whole self to work.


OUR GOALS

  • Build a more inclusive and welcoming workplace

  • Attract outstanding diverse talent of all levels

  • Retain current diverse talent

  • Make a positive impact on society


HOW WE'LL GET THERE

Our Diversity, Equity + Inclusion Council supports our mission to foster a positive work environment where everyone feels safe, respected and open to flourish as they build professional careers in marketing and communications. Our DE+I Council includes colleagues from around the globe who plan and implement initiatives designed to attract and retain diverse candidates. The council strives to:

  • Measure staff’s prior experiences of biases and microaggressions to collect benchmark data and create measurable objectives

  • Offer training that fosters empathy and combats biases and microaggressions

  • Ensure essential documents and manager trainings that guide employee behavior are developed with inclusivity best practices in mind

  • Build a global content review board for internal and client communications to ensure they’re appropriate for diverse audiences

  • Celebrate cultural holidays, including education and time off

  • Require each general manager and practice lead to establish one new partnership or initiative to attract more racially diverse talent and hold them accountable via a tracking system

  • Conduct informational interviews with racially diverse candidates of all levels

  • Strive to make 50% of the U.S. candidate pool racially diverse

  • Add career innovation meetings to the performance-management process

  • Continue growing Employee Resource Groups to give communities within our organization more opportunities to share experiences, develop deeper relationships, drive awareness of issues they face and create agency programs that further our progress

  • Enhance our mentorship program to ensure employees are paired with mentors who will help provide guidance on how to advance within the organization

  • Include more employees of color in the next class of our Next Gen Leadership professional development program

  • Maintain racial diversity on the CEO Advisory Council and replicate the model to host semi-annual partner gatherings with people of color to discuss the workplace environment and employee retention

  • Provide scholarships and mentoring opportunities for BIPOC students

  • Develop a database of minority owned businesses for teams to reference when looking for vendors

  • Create a DE+I CSR program that will serve as the foundation for developing a Purpose+ platform that quantifies the impact of our work

  • Invest in a minority-owned marketing and communications agency

  • Expand awareness of multicultural marketing campaigns that promote racial justice

  • Donate to organizations that advocate for racial justice

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"LOOK AGAIN” CONTENT REVIEW BOARD

Critical to our efforts to do great work is ensuring representation. Our employee-led Content Review Board – composed of diverse backgrounds – reviews client work and agency marketing for content that may unintentionally be culturally insensitive or inappropriate. The purpose of this group is to serve as a failsafe that ensures nothing with cultural bias or insensitivity unwittingly enters the market.



WE STRIVE TOWARD A WORKPLACE WHERE EVERYONE IS WELCOME AND EVERY VOICE IS HEARD

Our agency recognizes that creating a diverse and inclusive workplace isn’t just the right thing to do, it allows us to deliver better work. We promote a vibrant ecosystem of global Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) that connect and empower less-represented communities within our agency to ensure their voices are heard:
EMPLOYEE TESTIMONIALS
Hear what our team members have to say on their Allison+Partners experience
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Lindsay Hyman

"My favorite memory at Allison+Partners? Definitely closing the office early so we could all go take flying trapeze lessons."

Andrew Rogers

“One of the best things about Allison+Partners is the people. It makes such a difference working in an agency where we all genuinely get on so well!”

Daniel Li

“Professional development at A+P is nimble, and new opportunities and initiatives arise each and every day. It’s in our hands as employees to volunteer for more responsibilities, bring questions with solutions and realize our own goals with can-do spirits.”

Jessica Peraza

“It’s rare when your first job is also your dream job, and yet here I am. I started my career at Allison+Partners and have learned so much from my colleagues over the year. It’s genuinely about the people around here!”

Hadas Streit

"We value different perspectives. Whether its brainstorms, new business or just day-to-day office logistics, we understand the value of tapping individuals from varied backgrounds."




JOIN THE A+P FAMILY

We’re a new kind of global communications agency. We push boundaries and challenge convention to solve tough challenges for brand leaders who want to shake up the world. At Allison+Partners, we don’t just see things differently, we see them brand new.

We designed Allison+Partners' core values to create a culture that allows everyone at our agency to succeed and thrive, no matter their background, race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, religion, age or disability. These values include: be an entrepreneur, exceed expectations, be enthusiastic, empower others and nurture a collaborative environment. We are dedicated to these values and have created a long-term plan to keep our practices consistent with these values and making our agency a welcoming place for all.


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