We are excited to announce that FleishmanHillard is bringing together our Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) initiatives, under the single umbrella of FH Perspectives. Our focus is to continue to welcome, explore and celebrate the multi-faceted perspectives and skills that each colleague brings to the table, based on their varied experiences – both in work and in life – their values and unique backgrounds. The following is our shared values statement that embodies the spirit of FH Perspectives:
We believe in the power of perspectives and a team that reflects: the world in which we live, the stakeholders we serve and the clients with whom we partner. Our best thinking, creativity and results originate from the diverse talent and experiences within FleishmanHillard.
We have aligned three key platforms under FH Perspectives to help bring our intentions to life:
- Attracting & Hiring Diverse Talent & Perspectives
- Nurturing & Celebrating a Culture of Inclusion
- Accelerating Leadership & Partnerships
Within each platform, we have carved out programs and initiatives such as a targeted recruiting plan, D&I training and more concentrated supplier diversity efforts. Diversity Champions lead the charge on a local level and a global Diversity and Inclusion Council serves as our D&I advisory board.
Our President and CEO, John Saunders, has said, “I want FleishmanHillard to be the most inclusive global communications agency there is and nothing less.” I couldn’t agree more. That declaration ignites our passion and drive to see real progress. We recognize that as an agency and industry, there is much more work to be done. D&I is a journey, not a destination and this is another positive step.
The quote below reminds us that our different perspectives can bring us closer together, if we are intentional and willing to embrace the possibilities.
“It is not our differences that divide us. It is our inability to recognize, accept, and celebrate those differences.” – Audre Lorde
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September 11, 2018