Diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I) work to transform our colleagues, our company, our clients and our communities and propel us forward. By recognizing and honoring all types of diversity—gender, gender expression, race, ethnicity, age, sexual orientation, religion, disability status, socio-economic background, experience and more—we create an environment where individual authenticity can power collective ambition.

At Edelman, we are in relentless pursuit of an equitable, impactful, respectful and culturally-curious workplace that drives innovative thinking, cultivates diverse ideas, and promotes true collaboration among our employees and our partners.

Each day and on each project, our goal is to ensure that our colleagues bring who they are to our firm — shaping cultural moments and movements at Edelman, with our clients and for society.

Driving DEI

 

The world is changing rapidly, and our DEI actions must evolve and accelerate to meet our employees' and clients' needs. Edelman's strategy is divided into five pillars to ensure DEI is woven into our culture, behaviors and processes.

 
 
Representation & Development
 
 
 
Engagement & Education
 
 
 
Partnerships
 
 
 
Thought Leadership
 
 
 
Business Impact
 
DEI

Belonging starts with us

BUILDING COMMUNITY

EMPLOYEE NETWORK GROUPS

Edelman’s Employee Networks help to build internal community within the larger Edelman community and provide a place and space where employees can share, learn and grow.

Boundless
Edelman Boundless
Edelman Boundless’ mission is to serve as a vehicle to build an internal community in which Asian, Asian-American and Pacific Islander employees can collaborate, relate and grow while sharing their unique experiences. The group focuses on driving employee community, increasing avenues for empowerment and educating others about the incredibly diverse Asian experience.
Equal
Edelman Equal
Edelman Equal’s mission is to inspire a diverse and inclusive environment that enables Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer employees to be their authentic selves and drives forward the firm's business within the context of an evolving global society. The group focuses on employee advocacy, business development and organizational culture.
Forward
Forward
Edelman Forward fosters a veteran-friendly workplace and community while supporting and engaging veterans in their paths toward post-military success at Edelman. Edelman Forward also leverages the professional expertise and personal experiences of our veteran employees and their allies to support and advance the veteran community.
GRIOT
Edelman GRIOT
Edelman Griot is a network of Black employees and all colleagues who have a desire to learn more about the community. The group’s mission is to share employee experiences and nurture the heritage of storytelling to inspire, educate, engage and motivate people to take action and drive greater business value.
Global Women's Equality Network
Gwen
GWEN’s mission is to continue to foster an environment where women of all backgrounds can enjoy equal opportunities to grow, lead and succeed in and beyond Edelman. Since its inception in 2011, our goal has been to achieve gender parity within our firm’s most senior levels.
Inclusivo
Inclusivo
Edelman Inclusivo’s mission is to create an inclusive environment for Latino/a/x employees and their allies. The group leverages professional expertise and personal experiences to support and advance the Latino community through Edelman client work and in our local markets.

Taking Action

Partnerships and Sponsorships

As part of our ongoing commitment to champion DE&I within the PR, marketing, advertising, and communications industries, Edelman has made it a priority to partner with diverse industry and professional groups to provide leadership and growth opportunities for individuals around our network. Additionally, we work with community organizations and non-profit partners to positively impact and influence society.

Living Authentically

Authentic 365 Podcast

Authentic 365, an Edelman podcast, dives into the stories and experiences of people who make it their mission to live their truths — at the office, after hours, and at home. Hosted by a team of Edelman colleagues from around the globe, we invite internal and external creatives, communicators and change-makers of all types to speak about how they find inspiration to show up authentically as themselves and for others — 365 days of the year.

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Building Trust and Connection

Edelman Week of Belonging

Edelman’s 2nd Annual Global Week of Belong will take place May 16-20, 2022. It is an opportunity for colleagues across the Edelman network to engage in programming centered on aspects of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI). Since last year's first-ever Global Week of Belonging there has been continued, significant change in the world and in our work. With so much going on in our lives, this week serves as an opportunity for all of us at Edelman to actively engage in creating an environment of belonging, respect and inclusion.

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PERSPECTIVES, INSIGHTS & RESEARCH

Personal and expert views on DEI best practices, trends and experiences.

Inside Edelman: Week of Belonging Edition | Martine St. Victor

Martine St-Victor is General Manager of Edelman Montreal.

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Inside Edelman: Week of Belonging Edition | Dan Susong

Dan Susong is Chair, U.S. Technology Sector and General Manager of Edelman Austin.

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Inside Edelman: Week of Belonging Edition | Leila Shaddadi

Leila Shaddadi is Associate Vice President, Edelman Global Advisory Ireland.

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Inside Edelman: Week of Belonging Edition | Jorge Diaz

Jorge Diaz is the Business Development Director in Edelman Mexico.

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Inside Edelman: Week of Belonging Edition | Mazuin Zin

Mazuin Zin is Managing Director of Edelman Malaysia.

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