Weber Shandwick, one of the world’s leading global communications and marketing services firms, received four honors at Interpublic Group’s annual IPG Inclusion Awards. The program honors agencies and individuals from IPG’s global network that have shown leadership in advancing the holding company’s goal of being one of the most diverse and inclusive organizations in the world. Weber Shandwick was recognized for its impactful client work, as well as the firm’s efforts to improve diversity within its workforce. In addition, Emil Hill, senior vice president at Powell Tate, the Washington, D.C. unit of Weber Shandwick, was the recipient of the Inclusive Leadership Award, which recognizes an individual who takes a personal initiative beyond his or her work to make a difference in diversity and inclusion.
“Diversity, equity and inclusion are core to Weber Shandwick’s culture and business. We’re committed to advancing DEI in our workforce and through our work – both to deliver relevant and meaningful engagements for our clients and to provide the most vibrant and welcoming environment possible for our people,” said Andy Polansky, CEO, Weber Shandwick. “This honor is a testament to our employees and DEI champions – including leaders like Emil Hill – who share in this commitment, and who bring our DEI efforts to life every day.”
Weber Shandwick was awarded both the Community Impact and Most Effective Targeted Campaign for its work with the Los Angeles LGBT Center. These awards celebrate inclusive and deliberate campaigns, as well as collaborative partnerships that serve diverse groups. The firm also received the Inclusive Talent Initiatives award for implementing successful and measurable efforts that improve talent diversity within the organization.
“Weber Shandwick is putting diversity & inclusion at the center of the organization, and it’s an honor to receive recognition from our IPG family to celebrate this work,” said Judith Harrison, senior vice president and leader of diversity and inclusion at Weber Shandwick. “We have further to go, but awards like these are important milestones in our journey to embody diversity, equity and inclusion in everything we do.”