I am very pleased to present the first-ever FCB Culture & Inclusion (C&I) Spotlight, a quarterly update on our global diversity initiatives and ongoing commitment to positively impact the world through our work and our people.
At FCB, C&I is about everyone. It’s about learning and growing together so that we cultivate and maintain a truly inclusive community. When we learn and grow together, we foster an enriching cultural environment to better serve our clients. Intentional inclusion is a business imperative, and it is needed in order to effectively engage consumers and colleagues in both existing and new markets. In our industry, there is a critical link between inclusion and creativity. A diverse workforce, coupled with a work environment that encourages all voices, provides a competitive marketplace advantage and has been proven to increase both revenue and employee performance.
Taking the words from someone who says it better than most, world-renowned poet Maya Angelou: “In diversity there is beauty and there is strength. We all should know that diversity makes for a rich tapestry, and we must understand that all the threads of the tapestry are equal in value no matter their color.” This is something that personally means so much to me. I am honored to lead a charge that significantly enhances our business and shapes the world.
While there’s still much more work to be done, it is important to highlight the progress we’ve made and encourage more ahead.